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Exit the King

Closed June 14, 2009

This brutally funny revival of Eugne Ionescos play stars Geoffrey Rush in a knockout performance.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Why See Exit the King?

Eugene Ionesco’s great absurdist comedy Exit the King is coming to Broadway for a strictly limited fourteen-week engagement, starring the peerless Academy Award winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon. This momentous production marks Mr. Rush’s Broadway debut and Ms. Sarandon’s first time on Broadway in over twenty-five years. The cast also stars Emmy Award nominee Lauren Ambrose and Tony Award winner Andrea Martin.

Berenger I is sovereign to a decaying realm. His vast armies are dispersed, the walls are tumbling and even the palace washing machine has been pawned. His partner wife advises him that he has only the length of the play to live, while his trophy wife attempts to distract his attention from this distasteful reality.

Previews from: 7th March 2009
Opened : 26th March 2009
Limited engagement until : 14th June 2009

Audience:  Exit The King may be inappropriate for 12 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Run time:  Two hours and 15 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

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Opening night: 7 March 2009


Winner of 2009 Tony Award®
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play!

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