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Winner of 2 Tony Awards

Closed July 16, 2017

"... 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

Why See Oslo?

Winner Of Best Play At The 2017 Tony Awards

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.

History in the Making

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.

What Is Oslo About?

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.

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Dates

Previews from: 23 March 2017

Opening night: 13 April 2017

Run time

2 hours and 55 minutes, including two intermissions

Cast and Creative

Cast

Michael Aronov
Anthony Azizi
Adam Dannheisser
Jennifer Ehle
Daniel Jenkins
Dariush Kashani
Jeb Kreager
Jefferson Mays
Christopher McHale
Daniel Oreskes
Angela Pierce
Henny Russell
Joseph Siravo
T. Ryder Smith

Creative

Written by J. T. Rogers
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Sets by Michael Yeargan
Costumes by Catherine Zuber
Lighting by Donald Holder
Sound by Peter John Still

Awards

2017 TONY AWARD Wins

Best Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Michael Aronov

2017 Tony Award Nominations

Best Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Jefferson Mays
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Jennifer Ehle
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Michael Aronov
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Best Direction of a Play

2017 DRAMA DESK WINS

Outstanding Play

2017 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Michael Aronov
Outstanding Play

What we thought

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This is theatre at its best with a narrative that is truly gripping and frightening!

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 w

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