Official Broadway production photos of King Lear, starring Glenda Jackson, released

The Broadway revival of King Lear celebrates its official opening at the Cort Theatre on April 4, 2019.

Jayne Houdyshell & Glenda Jackson in King Lear

Official Broadway production photos of the current gender-blind revival of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring Tony & two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson in the titular role, have been released ahead of tonight's official opening at the Cort Theatre. The production began previews on February 28, 2019, and is scheduled to run through to July 7, 2019.

Alongside Ms. Jackson, the photos also depict fellow cast members Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell (as Earl of Gloucester), Elizabeth Marvel (as Goneril), Aisling O’Sullivan (as Regan), Pedro Pascal (as Edmund), Tony Award nominee John Douglas Thompson (as Earl of Kent), two-time Olivier Award winner & Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (as Cordelia/Fool), Sean Carvajal (as Edgar), Dion Johnstone (as Duke of Albany), Russell Harvard (as Duke of Cornwall), and Matthew Maher (as Oswald).


Sean Carvajal


Glenda Jackson


Glenda Jackson


Pedro Pascal & Jane Houdyshell


Pedro Pascal & Jane Houdyshell


Glenda Jackson


Russell Harvard & Aisling O'Sullivan


Glenda Jackson


Ruth Wilson


Elizabeth Marvel


Glenda Jackson


Ruth Wilson


Glenda Jackson, Ruth Wilson & John Douglas Thompson


Jayne Houdyshell & Glenda Jackson

King Lear is directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold and also features an original score by Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe & BAFTA Award-winning composer Philip Glass. The creative team also features scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jane Cox, and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

Prior to her 2018 Tony Award win for Edward Albee's Three Tall WomenGlenda Jackson had previously appeared on Broadway four times and received four Tony Award nominations. She made her Broadway debut in Marat/Sade in 1965, and went on to star in Rose (1981), Strange Interlude (1985) and the 1988 revival of Macbeth. On screen, she won Academy Awards for "Women in Love" in 1971 and for "A Touch of Class" in 1974 and also earned Oscar nominations for "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1972) and "Hedda" (1976). After a 23 year-stint as a Member of Parliament in the UK, she returned to the stage in 2016 to take on the title role in London's acclaimed production of King Lear, which also earned her a fifth Olivier Award nomination.

The new Broadway production of King Lear is produced by Scott Rudin. 

King Lear Tickets are available now for performances through to July 7, 2019.

(Photos by Brigitte Lacombe)