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236 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Now showing, Closes 28 Jun 2015
Strictly Limited Run
A pitch-perfect production. And yes, there are real Corgis on stage, too.
The Telegraph on the 2013 London production.Buy Tickets
After wowing on London's West End, and winning an Olivier to add to her Academy Award for playing Queen Elizabeth II, Helen Mirren dons the crown once again to bring The Audience to Broadway. Directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, this luminous play imagines the private weekly meetings held between Her Majesty and the Prime Minister of the day, leading to some very interesting observations...
Beginning in 1952 at her ascension to the throne, these conversations have been kept secret, with each party observing an unspoken agreement to never divulge the contents, even to their nearest and dearest. From providing counsel to teasing, agreements to arguments, The Audience is the chance to see inside the upper echelons of power and experience recent British history as you've never seen it before. From young motherhood through to being the great-grandmother of today, Elizabeth has been the constant participant in these meetings, seeing 12 Prime Ministers come and go, at first full of hope, often leaving office disappointed and jaded with experience.
She listens to Harold Wilson confess to his early stage Alzheimer's disease, with Gordon Brown later battling his demons in the face of party revolt, and even the calm John Major reduced to tears in her presence. In return, we see that the Queen can't help but reveal her own life experiences and humanity through these weekly engagements.
This will be Helen Mirren's first appearance on the American stage in 12 years, since her Tony nominated performance in 2002's Dance of Death. Dame Helen has recently been seen on screen in R.E.D 1 & 2, Hitchcock and most notably, The Queen in 2006.
Dame Helen has not only played Elizabeth II on screen, she has also portrayed her namesake, Elizabeth I in the 2005 HBO miniseries of the same name! In addition, she has played Cleopatra on stage in London, as well as Queen Charlotte in the Nigel Hawthorne movie, "The Madness of King George.
Previews from: 14 February 2015
Opening night: 8 March 2015
Booking through until: 28 June 2015
The Audience is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards
Two hours and 15 minutes with one intermission
Images are from the 2013 London production
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