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Hamlet: Tickets are now on sale for the Donmar Warehouse production - starring Jude Law



Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of William Shakespeare�s Hamlet, with Jude Law in the title role, directed by Michael Grandage, coming to Broadway this fall, following sold out runs in London�s 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, through to 6 Dec 2009.

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 Law�s performance and Grandage�s production. �Law�s performance is detailed and powerful and vividly personal� (Evening Standard); �Jude Law is excellent� (Daily Mail); �A swift, clear well-staged version of Shakespeare�s most exciting play� (Guardian); �Jude Law�s Hamlet is vivid, lucid and impassioned. A feverish energy seems to surge from his fingertips,� (Independent on Sunday); �Law�s Hamlet is deeply moving, lucidly spoken,� (Telegraph).

Jude Law is appearing with the permission of Actors� Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors� Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

Hamlet is currently playing at Wyndham�s Theatre in London�s 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 Shakespeare�s definitive tragedy, the King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet (Jude Law) determines to avenge his father�s 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, �Following 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 Law�s extraordinary performance.�

Award-winning actor Jude Law returns to Broadway for the first time since 1995 when he made his Tony Award-nominated debut in Jean Cocteau�s 'Indiscretions' (Les Parents Terribles).' Other theatre credits include 'Les Parents Terribles' (National Theatre), 'Dr. Faustus,' '�Tis Pity She�s a Whore '(Young Vic) and 'Death of a Salesman' (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Upcoming films include 'Dr. Watson' in Guy Ritchie�s 'Sherlock Holmes,' being released on 25 Dec 2009 and 'Tony' in Terry Gilliam�s '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 Donmar�s West End season at Wyndham�s 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 � 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.

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