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Phèdre starring Helen Mirren broadcast Sep 23 by National Theatre Live

UK’S NATIONAL THEATRE

Venues announced for:

National Theatre Live’s special encore broadcast of

PHÈDRE

Starring Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren

The broadcasts are shown on screens across New York City and throughout the U.S., beginning Thursday, September 23, 2010.

WHAT:

National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.  The first season launched in 2009 with the acclaimed broadcast of Phèdre, by Jean Racine in a version by Ted Hughes starring Helen Mirren (The Queen) and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia! film), directed by Nicholas HytnerPhèdre has been added as a special encore broadcast to herald the second season of National Theatre Live on Thursday, September 23rd.

WHERE:

In the New York City area, screenings continue at Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYU’s Skirball Center, City Cinema 123, Kew Gardens Cinema, Fairfield University (CT) & the Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC).

The broadcast will also be shown on screens across the United States including the Mann Theatre in Hollywood, the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, MA, and many more.  Several venues have been added in the U.S. to National Theatre Live.  Starting with Phèdre the series will be featured at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, CA, the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in Rockport, MA, the Hopkins Center for the Arts on the campus of Dartmouth University and others.

WHEN: Thursday, September 23rd

Additional broadcasts in the New York City area include:

● Brooklyn Academy of Music

● NYU Skirball Center for the Arts

● Cinema 123 (Upper East Side)

● Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville

● Fairfield University, CT

● Time and Space, Hudson – additional broadcast on Saturday, October 2nd

● Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC)

● Kew Gardens Cinema

● Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook (CT)

SCHEDULE:

For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check:  www.ntlive.com

TICKETS:

Ticket prices vary by venue.  The average ticket price is $20.  Contact local venues for ticket information.

ABOUT PHÈDRE:

Consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson and believing Theseus, her absent husband, to be dead, Phèdre (Mirren) confesses her darkest desires and enters the world of nightmare. When Theseus returns, alive and well, Phèdre, fearing exposure, accuses her stepson of rape. The result is carnage.

MORE:

NT Live is distributed by New York-based BY Experience, Inc. (www.byexperience.net)

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