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The Shark Is Broken on Broadway Tickets

Golden Theatre

The hit West End show swims onto Broadway, giving us a chaotic glimpse behind the scenes of Jaws. Watch out for malfunctioning sharks!

The chaotic making of Jaws!

Dive behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in hilarious new play The Shark Is Broken at the Golden Theatre. Robert Shaw’s diaries are transformed into a smart, snappy and laugh-out-loud funny three-hander, direct from the West End.

Filming on Jaws has stopped, again. Three actors are sitting in a boat, and the shark has malfunctioned. As they wait for the cameras to start rolling again, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss drink, argue and butt heads. Can their egos survive the voyage, or will the whole production sink?

Inspired by material from Shaw’s filming diaries and screenwriter Carl Gottlieb’s book The Jaws Log, The Shark Is Broken is a tantalizing behind-the-scenes drama that celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly that led to a Hollywood blockbuster.

The show is co-written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, and directed by Guy Masterson. Shaw also stars as his late father Robert.

Choppy waters on set made for cinematic history! Hook The Shark Is Broken tickets for a sensationally fun night at the theater.

Sorry this show closed 19 November 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
18 Nov 2023 - 19 Nov 2023
Running time:
1 hour and 30 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 14+. Under 4s not permitted.
Audience Notes:
This production features strong language and references to alcohol and drugs.

The Shark Is Broken on Broadway Reviews

56 Reviews
  • 5 Stars21%
  • 4 Stars32%
  • 3 Stars34%
  • 2 Stars11%
  • 1 Stars2%

User Reviews


Can’t say enough good things about this show! It’s like being a fly on the wall during filming. If you love Jaws, know anything about the struggles the production went through or have even just SEEN Jaws, you’ll very likely enjoy this show! They have Read more

Performance date: 09 August 2023

This show was a tad bit slow at times, but overall I really enjoyed it! The actors gave phenomenal performances, and there was an excellent mix of comedy and drama (mostly comedy). I would strongly recommend watching the film before seeing this.

Performance date: 02 August 2023

Great show, really fun. The acting was wonderful, set design excellent. Love getting some insight as to the behind-the-scenes of a classic film in-the-making and the relationships of the actors in the film. Seeing Ian Shaw portray his father was fasc Read more

Performance date: 15 October 2023
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