Hamlet: Donmar Warehouse production starring Jude Law, to play at the Broadhurst
Producer Arielle Tepper Madover has announced that the critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of William Shakespeareï¿½s Hamlet, with Jude Law in the title role, directed by Michael Grandage, will come to Broadway this fall, following sold out runs in Londonï¿½s West End and a special engagement at Elsinore Castle in Denmark.
Hamlet will open at the Broadhurst Theatre on 6 Oct 2009, following previews from 12 Sep for a strictly limited run of twelve weeks only.
Law will be joined by the Donmar Theatre company of actors from London and Elsinore with further details to be announced later.
Previous Donmar Warehouse shows in New York include the Tony Award-winning productions of 'Cabaret,' 'Take Me Out,' 'The Real Thing,' 'Frost/Nixon' and 'Mary Stuart,' currently playing at the Broadhurst Theatre.
London critics embraced Lawï¿½s performance and Grandageï¿½s production. ï¿½Lawï¿½s performance is detailed and powerful and vividly personalï¿½ (Evening Standard); ï¿½Jude Law is excellentï¿½ (Daily Mail); ï¿½A swift, clear well-staged version of Shakespeareï¿½s most exciting playï¿½ (Guardian); ï¿½Jude Lawï¿½s Hamlet is vivid, lucid and impassioned. A feverish energy seems to surge from his fingertips,ï¿½ (Independent on Sunday); ï¿½Lawï¿½s Hamlet is deeply moving, lucidly spoken,ï¿½ (Telegraph).
Jude Law is appearing with the permission of Actorsï¿½ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actorsï¿½ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.
Hamlet is currently playing at Wyndhamï¿½s Theatre in Londonï¿½s West End, where it completes its sold out run on 22 Aug 2009. It then travels to Kronberg Castle, Elsinore, for a sold out run from 25 - 30 Aug 2009, prior to Broadway. In Shakespeareï¿½s definitive tragedy, the King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet (Jude Law) determines to avenge his fatherï¿½s death with devastating consequences for his family and the kingdom.
The production is designed by Christopher Oram, with lighting design by Neil Austin. Composer and sound designer is Adam Cork.
Michael Grandage, artistic director of the Donmar, said, ï¿½Following our recent productions of Frost/Nixon and Mary Stuart, I am delighted we have been invited to bring another of our productions to Broadway. We feel very privileged to be part of such a vibrant theatre community and it is exciting to think that so many people will get to engage with our work and to witness Jude Lawï¿½s extraordinary performance.ï¿½
Award-winning actor Jude Law returns to Broadway for the first time since 1995 when he made his Tony Award-nominated debut in Jean Cocteauï¿½s 'Indiscretions' (Les Parents Terribles).' Other theatre credits include 'Les Parents Terribles' (National Theatre), 'Dr. Faustus,' 'ï¿½Tis Pity Sheï¿½s a Whore '(Young Vic) and 'Death of a Salesman' (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Upcoming films include 'Dr. Watson' in Guy Ritchieï¿½s 'Sherlock Holmes,' being released on 25 Dec 2009 and 'Tony' in Terry Gilliamï¿½s 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,' being released on 24 Sep 2009 and 'Repossession Mambo.' Other films include 'The Talented Mr Ripley' (BAFTA Film Award), 'Wilde' (Evening Standard British Film Award), 'Cold Mountain,' 'Road to Perdition,' 'Closer,' 'Alfie,' 'The Aviator' and 'Sleuth,' among others.
Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, made his Broadway debut with the Tony Award-winning production of 'Frost/Nixon.' He originally staged Hamlet for the Donmarï¿½s West End season at Wyndhamï¿½s Theatre, where his credits also include 'Madame De Sade,' 'Twelfth Night' and 'Ivanov' (Evening Standard Award for Best Director for 'Ivanov'). Other Donmar credits include 'The Chalk Garden' (Evening Standard Award for Best Director), 'Othello,' 'John Gabriel Borkman,' 'Don Juan in Soho,' 'Frost/Nixon' (also West End), 'The Cut,' 'The Wild Duck,' 'Guys and Dolls' (Donmar in the West End ï¿½ Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production), 'Grand Hotel' (Evening Standard Award for Best Director, Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production), 'Henry IV,' 'After Miss Julie,' 'Caligula' (Olivier Award for Best Director) and 'Passion' by Peter Nichols.
Hamlet will go on sale to the general public on 18 Jul 2009.
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