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J.J. Abrams and Stephen Colbert Take Audience to Broadway

J.J. Abrams recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and ended up taking the whole studio audience to see his Broadway play.

On The Late Show’s Wednesday episode, Colbert welcomed Abrams to talk about the director’s upcoming blockbuster, Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams directed the 2015 megahit Star Wars: The Force Awakens and anticipates filming the sci-fi sequel. “It’s super exciting,” said Abrams, “It starts shooting at the end of July … I’m having a great time.”

Abrams didn’t reveal much beyond that. Although Star Wars details were sparse, Abrams did speak highly of The Play That Goes Wrong, which he is co-producing. The super writer-director recalled first seeing the play in London, saying “I had never laughed that hard – ever.” Abrams offered his help to the play’s producers, and the show eventually made its way to New York.

As Colbert wrapped up the conversation, Abrams invited the host to watch the play. “I’d love to see it again,” said Colbert, “Could I bring a friend?” The audience caught on quickly, realizing Colbert and Abrams intended on taking them to Broadway.

The pair walked the crowd to the Lyceum Theater, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and although the audience didn’t hear any Episode IX spoilers, everyone got an unforgettable Broadway experience.