Tickets on sale for U.S. premiere of the Gwyneth Paltrow ski trial musical in Utah

The British creators of ‘Gwyneth Goes Skiing’ announce plans to stage the show at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City in May.

(Awkward Productions) Linus Karp, left, and Joseph Martin are scheduled to reprise their roles — as Gwyneth Paltrow and retired optometrist Terry Sanderson — when their musical "Gwyneth Goes Skiing" makes its U.S. premiere at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah, sometime in 2024, the musical's production company announced on Feb. 19, 2024.

Update: Tickets went on sale Thursday morning for the U.S. premiere run of “Gwyneth Goes Skiing,” scheduled for May 16-26 at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City.

The theater announced Thursday that the show would have nine performances, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday shows at 5 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $69, with proceeds going to the Egyptian’s tuition-free YouTheatre program. Tickets are available online at ParkCityShows.com.

Original story:

A stage musical that reenacts the trial that pitted actor/entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow against a retired Utah eye doctor over a skiing accident will make its U.S. premiere this year in Park City — near the spots where the collision and the courtroom battle took place.

Awkward Productions, the British theater group that produced “Gwyneth Goes Skiing” and just completed a two-month London run of the show, announced Monday on its Facebook page that it will be staging the musical in Park City.

The showbiz trade publication Variety reported Monday that the show’s U.S. premiere will be at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, though an opening date was not announced. A call from The Salt Lake Tribune to the Egyptian to confirm the production was not immediately returned Monday afternoon.

The show’s creators, Linus Karp and Joseph Martin, will reprise their roles as Paltrow and optometrist Terry Sanderson, who sued the actor and Goop creator after their collision on a Deer Valley slope in 2016. She said he hit her; he said she ran into, and seriously injured, him.

After a two-week trial in March 2023 that spawned a slew of memes, a jury ruled in favor of Paltrow — and awarded her the “symbolic” $1 she asked for in a countersuit.

In the musical production, the audience takes on the role of the jury. In the London production, that audience was limited to members age 16 and older because of “strong language” and “adult humor.” The songs were written by Leland, the resident singer-songwriter for “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

The play also will be staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the production company’s Facebook post said. The company has enlisted two stars to record a cast album: Darren Criss, formerly of “Glee,” to sing Sanderson’s part, and comedian Catherine Cohen in the Paltrow role. Their recorded voices will be heard in the Park City performances.

The London production opened Dec. 13, for a sold-out 10-show run, according to the production company. The company returned for another run in London, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 16, with drag performer Trixie Mattel digitally featured as Paltrow’s mother, actor Blythe Danner.