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Lincoln Center, 150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Ended 16 Jul 2017 after 3 months
"... directed with a master's hand by Bartlett Sher. This rich drama of quixotic politics fills to the bursting point its capacious new home at the Vivian Beaumont Theater."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
One of 2016's best reviewed plays, J. T. Rogers' Oslo transfers to Broadway in 2017. This Drama Desk Award-winning staging retains all of the Off-Broadway cast, including two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle (The King's Speech, The Coast of Utopia) and Tony winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder). Tony winner Bartlett Sher, who oversaw the latest Broadway revivals of The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof, directs. This show picked up two awards at the 2017 Tonys - Best Play and Best Featured Actor for Michael Aronov.
A complex tale of political intrigue and back door negotiations, Oslo centers on the months of talks between Israel and Palestine which led to the historic 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. Mediating the negotiations were a couple of Norwegian diplomats who understood that making each side see the other as relatable human beings was crucial if the talks were to succeed. Erudite, intelligent and wholly entertaining, Oslo crafts both a thriller and warm human drama around events which had the power to change the world.
In 1993, at the White House's Rose Garden, the unimaginable happened. With President Bill Clinton looking on, PLO Chairman Yassar Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands and signed a historic peace agreement named the Oslo I Accord.
This scene was the result of many months of fevered negotiations at Oslo's Fafo Institute. At the heart of these talks were Norwegian diplomatic couple Mona Juul and Tejre Rod-Larsen, whose cool heads and humane approach prevailed in bringing together officials from the two countries who had previously refused to even speak to each other.
Previews from: 23 March 2017
Opening night: 13 April 2017
Closing night: 16 July 2017
2 hours and 55 minutes, including two intermissions
J.T. Rogers' play Oslo, reminds us that the word politics is thrown around so loosely that we forget people are involved. Oslo, inspired by the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and Palestinians, captures a world we can only imagine where polit more »
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