Broadway’s Tony Award®-Winning Hit Comedy Prepares to Wreak Havoc at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, September 26, 2019 – The hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, will make its Walton Arts Center debut for eight performances from November 12-17.       

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayerand Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrongis a riotous comedy about live theatre. The story follows the Cornley University Drama Society as they attempt to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests everything that can go wrong…does. Yet the accident-prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call.

The Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong opened at the Lyceum Theatre on April 2, 2017 and extended its run once due to popular demand, closing on Jan. 6, 2019. The production played in total 27 previews and 745 performances, making it the second longest-running show in the history of the Lyceum Theatre.

The Play That Goes Wrong received a Tony Award for Best Set Design,’s Audience Choice Award for Best Play and the Theater Fans Choice Award for Best Play. It also earned the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, 2014 WhatsOnStage Best New Comedy and 2015 UK BroadwayWorld Best New Play Awards.

Tickets start at $32 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting Patrons also can get reserved parking for $7 when they purchase their show tickets.

Show Times:  

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 14 at 1:30 and 7 pm
  • Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 pm

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit