Monday, March 16, 2009

The Broadway Production of "Mary Stuart" is Now On Sale With Applause Theatre Service

This is a big Broadway happening for sure! The first Broadway production of MARY STUART in almost 40 years! The critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production direct from London, starring Janet McTeer as Mary Queen of Scots and Harriet Walter as Elizabeth I will begin performances Tuesday, March 30 at the Broadhurst, prior to an opening night on Sunday, April 19

McTeer and Walter will be recreating the performances that dazzled London, joined by a stellar supporting company of 11 actors, performing Peter Oswald’s thrilling new version of Friedrich Schiller’s classic play under the direction of Phyllida Lloyd. The production is currently in rehearsal in New York. I love great theater, and I have to tell you the buzz surrounding this production could not be bigger. Everyone I know cannot wait to see this!

Seduction, greed and deception lie at the heart of the bitter rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots (Janet McTeer) and her cousin, Elizabeth I (Harriet Walter) of England. After being implicated in her husband’s murder, Mary turns to Elizabeth for help but finds her cousin distrustful of her motives. Thus begins a bloody feud that will threaten not just their family bond, but the crown of England… MARY STUART tells the story of two iconic women whose lust for power reveals one of the most thrilling displays of passion and politics the world has ever seen.

Ben Brantley, New York Times, hailed this production of MARY STUART as “Ripping. A stage burner of a revival. Mary Stuart is portrayed to a red-blooded fare-thee-well by Janet McTeer. Queen Elizabeth I is portrayed with glittering iciness by Harriet Walter. Mary Stuart has never seemed more pertinent than it does in this vivid incarnation, staged by Phyllida Lloyd.” The Daily Telegraph pronounced it “Exhilarating… Pure Class!” The Times raved, “Terrific Acting, Terrific Theatre, Terrific Schiller”. The Daily Mail called the production “Unforgettable”. The Observer raved, “Phyllida Lloyd has provided a gleaming, intense Mary Stuart. It’s thrillingly staged and acted to the hilt”. The Sunday Times claimed, “Both female leads crackle with the kind of gun-powder charisma that sparks devotion and forments intrigue. In this fine production, every lie, every deception, rings true”.

Janet McTeer returns to New York for the first time since she electrified Broadway with her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Nora in A Doll’s House. She won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the celebrated film Tumbleweeds. Her other theatre work includes Duchess of Malfi, Uncle Vanya and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Harriet Walter, considered one of England’s greatest classical actresses, is a three-time Olivier Award winner for her performances in Twelfth Night, A Question of Geography and Three Sisters. Film credits include the Academy Award-nominated Atonement, Babel and Sense & Sensibility.

This is a hot, hot ticket that's sure to sell out quite quickly. Applause is a NEW YORK STATE OFFICIALLY LICENSED TICKET AGENCY of Mary Stuart and all BROADWAY SHOWS. Call us now and reserve your tickets and ask for an Insider deal for some extra savings. 800-451-9930

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