God of Carnage: Yasmina Reza�s comic-drama to play Broadway in the Spring



The London production of Yasmina Reza�s comic-drama God of Carnage, translated by Christopher Hampton, will play Broadway in the Spring of 2009 at a theatre to be announced.

Director Matthew Warchus will once again helm the production. Michael Reidel of the New York Post reported in November that James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden may star in the production, but no casting has been confirmed.

God of Carnage: What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children. A calm and rational debate between grown ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse - much worse.

The London production starred Ralph Fiennes, Tamsin Greig, Janet McTeer and Ken Stott at the Gielgud Theatre where it played from 7 Mar - 14 Jun 2008.

The show opened to mostly good reviews: "Hugely entertaining and enjoyable." (londontheatre.co.uk); "God Of Carnage doesn�t stimulate much thought, but it certainly provokes rueful laughter." (Evening Standard); "Confusing and stilted production." (Independent); "Witty translation...deft production." (Guardian); "A crackling night of electrifying comic acting." (Daily Telegraph); "Amusing? Yes, okay. Especially insightful? No, not really." (The Stage); "Tense, edgy and funny...I found myself delighted by her [Yasmina Reza] incisive observation, her acerbic wit, her shrewd humour � and her stunning cast." (The Times).

Yasmina Reza's dark-comedy 'Art', ran for eight years in London where it won the 1997 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. The production later transferred to Broadway, where it won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. Her other plays include 'The Unexpected Man' and 'Life x 3.'

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