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Janet McTeer is set to return to Broadway in Roundabout's Bernhardt/Hamlet
The world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet begins performances at the American Airlines Theatre on September 1, 2018.
Oscar Nominee and Golden Globe, Tony & Olivier Award Winner Janet McTeer is officially returning to Broadway to star in Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck's new play Bernhardt/Hamlet, directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel. The limited engagement is set to play Broadway's American Airlines Theatre from September 1 through to November 18, 2018, with an official opening set for September 25.
Synopsis: "Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Bernhardt/Hamlet rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career. Janet McTeer brings the legendary leading lady to life."
Additional casting and creative team information for the production will be announced at a later date.
Janet McTeer won a Tony award in 1997 for her performance as Nora Helmer in A Doll's House and she earned a further nomination in 2009 for playing the title role in Mary Stuart. She also appeared on Broadway as Veronica in God of Carnage in 2010 and was last seen on the Great White Way as La Marquise de Merteuil in the 2016 revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. In the summer of 2016, she also took on the role of Petruchio in the Public Theater's "Shakespeare in the Park" production of The Taming of the Shrew. On screen, she has earned two Oscar nominations - for "Tumbleweeds" in 2000 and "Albert Nobbs" in 2012. She also earned an Emmy Award nomination in 2009 and a Golden Globe nomination in 2010 for "Into the Storm". Other notable screen credits include her Golden Globe-nominated performance in "The White Queen," as well as Marvel's "Jessica Jones," "Me Before You," "Battle Creek," "Tideland," "Maleficent," "Songcatcher," "Insurgent," "The Woman in Black," "As You Like It," and "Wuthering Heights".
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