Newly Crowned Olivier Award-winning Best Play “King Charles Iii” Will Reign on Broadway This Fall
Rick Miramontez / Jaron Caldwell
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
THE NEWLY CROWNED OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING BEST PLAY
“ K I N G C H A R L E S III”
WILL REIGN ON BROADWAY THIS FALL
STARRING TIM PIGOTT-SMITH
AS KING CHARLES III
PREVIEWS WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 10
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR NOVEMBER 1
AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE
New York – Producers Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman announced today that, following its critically acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End, the newly crowned Olivier Award-winning Best Play, King Charles III, will open on Broadway this fall starring Tim Pigott-Smith reprising his much-raved-about role as King Charles III. Directed by Rupert Gould, Mike Bartlett’s play about Britain’s future king will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC).
The Queen is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? This “bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining new play,” (The Independent) explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.
Tickets for King Charles III will go on sale this June. To sign up for first access, visit www.KingCharlesIIIBroadway.com.
Complete cast, creative, and additional information for King Charles III will be announced shortly.
★★★★★ “Theatre doesn’t get much better than this”
★★★★★ “Attendance is compulsory”
★★★★★ “Tim Pigott-Smith gives the performance of his career”
★★★★★ “Long may it reign. Hilarious, Dizzyingly audacious state-of-the-nation political thriller.”
(Time Out London)
★★★★★ “A brilliant, provocative piece of drama”
(The Financial Times)
★★★★★ “Mike Bartlett has found a grand style to match his subjects…a crowning achievement for all concerned”
(Mail on Sunday)