Nominated for eight 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play of the Year is Wolf Hall: Parts One and Two. Now let me just say that I love going to the theatre. In fact in the twenty-three years that I have lived in New York I have seen hundreds of plays and musicals. When it was first announced that both parts of Wolf Hall would be opening on Broadway I was very intrigued. After all over the years some of my favorite productions have been the ones that transferred from the West End. Therefore I was hoping that these two plays would be good.
Now since I go to the theatre quite a lot, I knew I would eventually get around to seeing it. Plus I knew I still had a little time as it wasn't scheduled to close until July. So did I see it? I did. Not only that but I got to see it for free. What's that you say? A free ticket to one of the hottest shows on Broadway. How is that possible? Well I'll tell you. As I was heading to the subway last week I walked by the theatre where Wolf Hall was playing. Outside there was a lady who was trying to get rid of one of her tickets.
Now as much as I wanted to see it I knew that I probably didn't have enough cash. I asked her how much she wanted, and she said nothing as she had gotten it as a gift and her friend couldn't make it. I thanked her and headed into the theatre. Now as excited as I was to see it there was one little problem. The ticket was for Part Two and I still hadn't seen Part One. Would I be lost? As it turns out I wasn't. Yes I know that there are a lot of you out there that think you need to see both plays in order. Maybe you're right. Who knows? All I can tell you is that if you want to experience some great theatre than get yourself to the Winter Garden Theatre before July 5. Now for those of you who are thinking about seeing it but aren't quite sure here is a synopsis about Wolf Hall to give you a little more information about it. Enjoy!
The novels, by two-time Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel, won multiple honors and became world-famous, best-selling sensations. The plays sold out at Stratford-upon-Avon and quickly transferred to London, where they received critical raves, broke box office records and triumphed as the West End's biggest hit plays.Now the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two comes to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement! Performed in repertory, this exhilarating story of lust, power, and politics will transport audiences to the volatile court of King Henry VIII, where words cut like steel and the shadow of the Tower loomed over all. You cannot afford to miss the most thrilling theatrical event of the season, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two.
By the way for those of you who still aren't sold and need a little more encouragement, PBS just started airing a six-part adaptation of both novels starring three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance (Boeing-Boeing, Jerusalem) and Emmy winner Damian Lewis (Homeland). Now television is great but nothing beats seeing it live. Which brings me to the reason for today's blog. How to get tickets to see the show. As I mentioned both shows are only scheduled to run thru July 5 but maybe if it wins a few Tony Awards it might extend. Fingers crossed. Get your Wolf Hall tickets on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre now. You will kick yourself if you don't. Until next time theatre fans.
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