“The Play That Goes Wrong” announced Wednesday that it will no longer close on Broadway this August.
In a reversal from its May announcement, the producers said the play will now run through Jan. 6, 2019. The play had planned to close on August 26, after a run of more than one year.
The national tour will still open in Pittsburgh in September.
The play opened on April 2, 2017 at the Lyceum Theatre.
It was capitalized at $4.25 million, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In November, producer Kevin McCollum told Broadway News the play was more than 50% recouped and was making distributions as it ran.
Since the closing announcement, the show has seen a small uptick in grosses and attendance, however it has not been reaching its full gross potential. Last week “The Play That Goes Wrong” brought in 53% of its gross potential, reaching 81% capacity across the week.
With the extension, the play, produced by McCollum, J.J. Abrams and Kenny Wax, will hold onto its title as the longest-running play currently on Broadway.
The show will have played 27 previews and 745 performances by Jan. 6, 2019 and will be the second longest-running show in the history of the Lyceum Theatre, behind “Born Yesterday” in the 1940s.