Friday, January 16, 2009

Susan Sarandon And Geoffrey Rush Headline "Exit The King" Broadway Play

WHILE many of Broadway's musicals are either shuttering or sputtering, plays - with movie stars as their headliners - are sprouting all over Broadway and we here at Applause Theatre Service couldn't be happier. Big Movie Stars on Broadway make me VERY Happy!!
The latest mushroom: Eugene Ionesco's "Exit the King," starring two Oscar winners, Geoffrey Rush ("Shine") and Susan Sarandon ("Dead Man Walking"). EXIT THE KING will begin performances Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) and open on Thursday, March 26, 2009. This limited engagement will run for 14 weeks only, through Sunday, June 14, 2009.
The two stars will be making their Broadway debuts in the production, which opens at the Barrymore in the spring, after "Speed-the-Plow" ends its limited run.
The production comes from Australia, where it received glowing reviews at the Belvoir St. Theatre in Sydney last year. A friend of mine saw it and told me that Rush, as a king whose empire is crumbling, was brilliant!
"Six Feet Under" star Lauren Ambrose (Awake and Sing!) and Tony Award winner Andrea Martin (My Favorite Year, Young Frankenstein) have joined the cast.
Exit the King, according to press notes, "is a hilarious and poignant comedy about a megalomaniacal ruler, King Berenger (Rush) whose incompetence has left his country in near ruin. Despite the efforts of Queen Marguerite (Sarandon) and the other members of the court to convince the King he has only 90 minutes left to live, he refuses to relinquish any control." Sounds hilarious!
So guys, don't hesitate in getting your tickets to this hot, hot production. Tickets will sell out fast! Call an Applause Sales Expert to book right away! We have the best seats at the very best prices! 800-451-9930

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