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Jaws Returns with The Shark Is Broken on Broadway
April 26, 2023, 10:27.44 am ET


Photo: Nick Driftwood

THE SHARK IS BROKEN will make waves on Broadway this summer after critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and on London’s West End.

Photo: Helen May Banks

The comedy by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon imagines what happened on board “The Orca” when the cameras stopped rolling during the filming of Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster, JAWS. Co-writer Ian Shaw (War Horse) will also star in THE SHARK IS BROKEN, making his Broadway debut in the role he created in Edinburgh and on the West End, portraying his father Robert Shaw who played “Quint” in JAWS. Casting for the roles of Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss will be announced at a later date.

Photo: Ian Shaw on set of Jaws

THE SHARK IS BROKEN begins performances on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), and will officially open on Thursday, August 10, 2023, for a strictly limited 16-week engagement.

Photo: Robert and Ian Shaw

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