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MARY STUART BEGINS PERFORMANCES TONIGHT AT THE BROADHURST THEATRE

THE BATTLE ROYAL STARTS TONIGHT!

 

PREVIEWS BEGIN THIS EVENING FOR

THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION OF

FRIEDRICH SCHILLER’S

MARY STUART

 

STARRING

JANET McTEER and HARRIET WALTER

 

NEW VERSION BY

PETER OSWALD

 

DIRECTED BY

PHYLLIDA LLOYD

 

OPENING NIGHT IS SUNDAY, APRIL 19 AT THE BROADHURST THEATRE

 

 

The critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART, starring Janet McTeer as Mary, Queen of Scots and Harriet Walter as Elizabeth I, begins performances tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), 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.¬†¬†

 

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.

 

Peter Oswald’s thrilling adaptation of Mary Stuart won the praise of critics and audiences alike in its West End run. His previous adaptations include Schiller’s Don Carlos, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos and a stage version of the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana. His original works include The Swansong of Ivanhoe Westeway and Augustine’s Oak.

 

Phyllida Lloyd is one of Britain’s most important theater and opera directors. Internationally she is best known for her work on Mamma Mia!, the Tony-nominated musical sensation currently playing in 16 countries. She directed the Golden Globe-nominated film version of Mamma Mia!, which has become the highest-grossing movie helmed by a woman, as well as the highest-grossing movie ever in the UK. Her other stage credits include major productions at the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court Theatre, Bristol Old Vic Theatre and Shakespeare’s Old Globe.

 

The Donmar Warehouse is one of London’s leading producing theatres and has garnered critical acclaim for its unparalleled catalogue of work. Since 1992, Donmar-generated productions have received 31 Olivier Awards, 20 Critics’ Circle Awards, 19 Evening Standard Awards and 13 Tony Awards. Productions in the West End include Mary Stuart, Frost/Nixon, Piaf, Guys and Dolls, Design for Living, The Glass Menagerie, Company and ¬†The Real Thing. Productions on Broadway include Frost/Nixon (currently on tour in the US), Cabaret, Electra, The Blue Room, The Real Thing, True West, Nine and the Public Theater and Donmar collaboration of Take Me Out.¬†

 

Joining Ms. McTeer and Ms. Walter, will be Michael Countryman as Sir Amias Paulet; Adam Greer as O’Kelly; John Benjamin Hickey as Earl of Leicester; Michael Rudko as Count Aubespine/Melvil; Robert Stanton as William Davison; Maria Tucci as Hanna Kennedy; Chandler Williams as Mortimer; Nicholas Woodeson as Lord Burleigh and Brian Murray as Earl of Shrewsbury.¬† ¬†The company also features Jacqueline Antaramian, Tony Carlin, Monique Fowler and Guy Paul.¬†

 

The first Broadway production of MARY STUART in almost 40 years will be produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Debra Black, Neal Street Productions/Matthew Byam Shaw, Scott Delman, Barbara Whitman, Jean Doumanian/Ruth Hendel, David Binder/CarlWend Productions/Spring Sirkin, Daryl Roth/James L. Nederlander/Chase Mishkin.  

 

The production is designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Paul Arditti. 

 

The Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART played from July 14 through September 3, 2005.¬† It then transferred into London’s West End to the Apollo, where it was produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, ACT Productions, Neal Street Productions & Matthew Byam Shaw and played from October 7, 2005 to January 14, 2006.

 

Preview prices are $64-$99, including $1.50 facilities fee. Tickets for performances after April 20 are $69.50-$116.50.  Student rush tickets are $29.50 and may be purchased with valid ID at 10:00 AM at the box office, day of performance.  Limit two per person and subject to availability.  Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM.  Call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.

 

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www.MaryStuartOnBroadway.com   

 

 

WABC PRESENTS BROADWAY BACKSTAGE: SPRING PREVIEW MARCH 28

 

WABC-7 TV PRESENTS

“BROADWAY BACKSTAGE: SPRING PREVIEW”

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 at 7:30PM-8:00 PM

 

Hosted by WABC-7 News Anchor Lori Stokes and  

Tony Award winner & ACCENT ON YOUTH star

David Hyde Pierce

 

Tune in to WABC on Channel 7 for a sneak peek at

Broadway’s hottest shows including:

 

33 VARIATIONS, ACCENT ON YOUTH, EXIT THE KING, GOD OF CARNAGE, IMPRESSIONISM, MARY STUART, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, THE PHILANTHROPIST, WAITING FOR GODOT

 

From highly anticipated starry revivals to compelling dramas and light hearted comedies, there’s something for everyone on Broadway this spring.¬†WABC-7 will feature cast interviews and a special behind-the-scenes look at the following new Broadway shows and events:

 

  • 33 VARIATIONS

     Jane Fonda returns to Broadway after a 46 year absence in 33 VARIATIONS, written and directed by Moisés Kaufman. Jane and Moisés talk to    WABC about this new American play.

 

  • ACCENT ON YOUTH

David Hyde Pierce, who is currently in rehearsals for Manhattan Theatre Company’s Broadway production of ACCENT ON YOUTH, co-hosts this WABC special and discusses his return to Broadway in the upcoming comedy.

 

  • EXIT THE KING¬†¬†¬†

Academy Award-winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon talk about how much fun they are having in this new production of the Ionesco classic.

 

  • GOD OF CARNAGE

Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden talks about this hilarious critically-acclaimed new play by Yasmina Reza in which she stars with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis and James Gandolfini.

 

  • IMPRESSIONISM

      WABC speaks to Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen, who are starring on Broadway in the romantic new play IMPRESSIONISM.

 

  • MARY STUART

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† WABC sits down with Janet McTeer who plays the title role in this acclaimed¬† production from the Donmar Warehouse and London’s West End.

 

  • THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† WABC provides a sneak peak at the critically praised production of Alan Ayckbourn‘s comedy trilogy, direct from a sold out run at The Old Vic in ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† London.¬†

 

  • THE PHILANTHROPIST

Stars Matthew Broderick and Steven Weber discuss their roles as best friends and colleagues in Christopher Hampton’s 1970 award winning academic comedy.

 

  • WAITING FOR GODOT

WABC follows along as stars Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman and John Glover pose for a WAITING FOR GODOT cast photo shoot. 

 

 

MARY STUART BOX OFFICE OPENS MONDAY MARCH 9TH

BROADHURST THEATRE BOX OFFICE OPENS

MONDAY, MARCH 9 FOR

 

JANET McTEER               HARRIET WALTER

 

IN THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION OF

FRIEDRICH SCHILLER’S

MARY STUART

 

NEW VERSION BY

PETER OSWALD

 

DIRECTED BY

PHYLLIDA LLOYD

 

ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OPENS SUNDAY, APRIL 19

PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 30

 

 

The Broadhurst Theatre box office (235 West 44th Street) opens on Monday, March 9 for MARY STUART, the critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production, starring Janet McTeer as Mary Queen of Scots and Harriet Walter as Elizabeth I.  Performances begin 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.¬†

 

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.

 

Peter Oswald’s thrilling adaptation of Mary Stuart won the praise of critics and audiences alike in its West End run. His previous adaptations include Schiller’s Don Carlos, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos and a stage version of the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana. His original works include The Swansong of Ivanhoe Westeway and Augustine’s Oak.

 

Phyllida Lloyd is one of Britain’s most important theater and opera directors. Internationally she is best known for her work on Mamma Mia!, the Tony-nominated musical sensation currently playing in 16 countries. She directed the Golden Globe-nominated film version of Mamma Mia!, which has become the highest-grossing movie helmed by a woman, as well as the highest-grossing movie ever in the UK. Her other stage credits include major productions at the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court Theatre, Bristol Old Vic Theatre and Shakespeare’s Old Globe.

 

The Donmar Warehouse is one of London’s leading producing theatres and has garnered critical acclaim for its unparalleled catalogue of work. Since 1992, Donmar-generated productions have received 31 Olivier Awards, 20 Critics’ Circle Awards, 19 Evening Standard Awards and 13 Tony Awards. Productions in the West End include Mary Stuart, Frost/Nixon, Piaf, Guys and Dolls, Design for Living, The Glass Menagerie, Company and ¬†The Real Thing. Productions on Broadway include Frost/Nixon (currently on tour in the US), Cabaret, Electra, The Blue Room, The Real Thing, True West, Nine and the Public Theater and Donmar collaboration of Take Me Out.¬†

 

Joining Ms. McTeer and Ms. Walter, will be Michael Countryman as Sir Amias Paulet; Adam Greer as O’Kelly; John Benjamin Hickey as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; Michael Rudko as Count Aubespine/Melvil; Robert Stanton as William Davison; Maria Tucci as Hanna Kennedy; Chandler Williams as Mortimer; Nicholas Woodeson as Lord Burleigh and Brian Murray as George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury.¬† ¬†The company also features Jacqueline Antaramian, Tony Carlin, Monique Fowler and Guy Paul.¬†

 

The first Broadway production of MARY STUART in almost 40 years will be produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Neal Street Productions/Matthew Byam Shaw, Debra Black, Scott M. Delman, Barbara Whitman and David Binder/Ruth Hendel.

 

The production is designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Paul Arditti. 

 

The Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART played from July 14 through September 3, 2005.¬† It then transferred into London’s West End to the Apollo, where it was produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, ACT Productions, Neal Street Productions & Matthew Byam Shaw and played from October 7, 2005 to January 14, 2006.

 

Preview prices are $64-$99, including $1.50 facilities fee. Tickets for performances after April 20 are $69.50-$116.50.  Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM.  Call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.

 

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www.MaryStuartOnBroadway.com  

 

MARY STUART STARRING JANET MCTEER AND HARRIET WALTER GOES INTO REHEARSAL MONDAY

THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION OF

FRIEDRICH SCHILLER’S

MARY STUART

STARRING

JANET McTEER and HARRIET WALTER,

GOES INTO REHEARSAL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23

 

NEW VERSION BY

PETER OSWALD

 

DIRECTED BY

PHYLLIDA LLOYD

 

ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OPENS SUNDAY, APRIL 19

AT THE BROADHURST THEATRE; PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 30

 

 

The critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Friedrich Schiller’s MARY STUART, starring Janet McTeer as Mary Queen of Scots and Harriet Walter as Elizabeth I, goes into rehearsal on Monday, February 23 in New York.¬† McTeer and Walter will be recreating the performances that dazzled London, joined by a stellar supporting company of 11 actors, performing Peter Oswald’s praised new version of Schiller’s classic play under the direction of Phyllida Lloyd.¬†¬† Performances begin Tuesday, March 30, prior to an opening night on Sunday, April 19 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).¬†

 

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.

 

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.

 

Peter Oswald’s thrilling adaptation of Mary Stuart won the praise of critics and audiences alike in its West End run. His previous adaptations include Schiller’s Don Carlos, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos and a stage version of the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana. His original works include The Swansong of Ivanhoe Westeway and Augustine’s Oak.

 

Phyllida Lloyd is one of Britain’s most important theater and opera directors. Internationally she is best known for her work on Mamma Mia!, the Tony-nominated musical sensation currently playing in 16 countries. She directed the Golden Globe-nominated film version of Mamma Mia!, which has become the highest-grossing movie helmed by a woman, as well as the highest-grossing movie ever in the UK. Her other stage credits include major productions at the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court Theatre, Bristol Old Vic Theatre and Shakespeare’s Old Globe.

 

The Donmar Warehouse is one of London’s leading producing theatres and has garnered critical acclaim for its unparalleled catalogue of work. Since 1992, Donmar-generated productions have received 31 Olivier Awards, 20 Critics’ Circle Awards, 19 Evening Standard Awards and 13 Tony Awards. Productions in the West End include Mary Stuart, Frost/Nixon, Piaf, Guys and Dolls, Design for Living, The Glass Menagerie, Company and ¬†The Real Thing. Productions on Broadway include Frost/Nixon (currently on tour in the US), Cabaret, Electra, The Blue Room, The Real Thing, True West, Nine and the Public Theater and Donmar collaboration of Take Me Out.¬†

 

The first Broadway production of MARY STUART in almost 40 years will be produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Debra Black, Scott M. Delman, Barbara Whitman, David Binder/Ruth Hendel, Neal Street Productions/Matthew Byam Shaw.

 

Joining Ms. McTeer and Ms. Walter, will be Michael Countryman (Night Must Fall, Laughter on the 23rd Floor) as Sir Amias Paulet; John Benjamin Hickey (Cabaret, Love! Valour! Compassion!,) as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; Michael Rudko (The Best Man, Serious Money) as Count Aubespine/Melvil; Robert Stanton (The Coast of Utopia, All in the Timing) as William Davison; Maria Tucci (Tony Award nominee for The Rose Tattoo) as Hanna Kennedy; Chandler Williams (Translations) as Mortimer; Nicholas Woodeson (Jumpers, An Inspector Calls) as William Cecil, Lord Burleigh; and three-time Tony Award nominee Brian Murray (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Da, Noises Off) as George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury. 

 

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”. ¬†¬†

 

The Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART played from July 14 through September 3, 2005.¬† It then transferred into London’s West End to the Apollo, where it was produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, ACT Productions, Neal Street Productions & Matthew Byam Shaw and played from October 7, 2005 to January 14, 2006.

 

The production is designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Paul Arditti. 

 

Preview prices are $64-$99, including $1.50 facilities fee. Tickets for performances after April 20 are $69.50-$116.50.  Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM.  Call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.

 

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www.MaryStuartOnBroadway.com  

 

 

DONMAR’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF MARY STUART GOES ON SALE TOMORROW


TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE TOMORROW FOR
THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION OF
FRIEDRICH SCHILLER’S
MARY STUART

STARRING
JANET McTEER
and HARRIET WALTER

NEW VERSION BY
PETER OSWALD

DIRECTED BY
PHYLLIDA LLOYD

ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OPENS SUNDAY, APRIL 19 AT THE BROADHURST THEATRE;
PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 30

Tickets go on general sale tomorrow for the critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Friedrich Schiller’s MARY STUART, starring Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter. ¬†The critically praised new version by Peter Oswald and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, will open Sunday, April 19 on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). ¬†Previews will begin on Monday, March 30. ¬†To order call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or visit¬†¬†www.telecharge.com.

McTeer will be making her first Broadway appearance since her Tony Award-winning performance in A Doll’s House in 1997. ¬†Walter, who won the 2005 Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance, is returning to Broadway for the first time since the Royal Shakespeare Company’s All’s Well That Ends Well in 1983.
 
The first Broadway production of MARY STUART in almost 40 years will be produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Debra Black, Scott Delman Barbara Whitman, David Binder/Ruth Hendel, Neal Street Productions/Matthew Byam Shaw.

Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar said, “I am thrilled we are bringing our work to Broadway again. After the success of Frost/Nixon, I am particularly delighted that American audiences will now get to experience one of the Donmar’s great classical productions. Phyllida Lloyd’s magnificent account of this historical drama offers audiences a chance to engage with two towering performances.”
 
For a Queen to stand, a Queen must fall. ¬†MARY STUART is a Friedrich Schiller’s thrilling account of the extraordinary relationship between England’s Elizabeth I (Harriet Walter) and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots (Janet McTeer), Elizabeth’s rival to the throne. ¬†With its behind the scenes intrigue, scheming and betrayal, the play has the feel of a modern-day political thriller. ¬†MARY STUART builds to one of the most electrifying dramatic confrontations in world theatre, in which Schiller imagines a meeting between the two monarchs on the grounds at Fotheringay Castle. ¬†¬†
 
Joining Ms. McTeer and Ms. Walter, will be Michael Countryman (Night Must Fall, Laughter on the 23rd Floor) as Sir Amias Paulet; John Benjamin Hickey (Cabaret, Love! Valour! Compassion!,) as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; Michael Rudko (The Best Man, Serious Money) as Count Aubespine/Melvil; Robert Stanton (The Coast of Utopia, All in the Timing) as William Davison; Maria Tucci (Tony Award¬ģ nominee for The Rose Tattoo) as Hanna Kennedy; Chandler Williams (Translations) as Mortimer; Nicholas Woodeson (Jumpers, An Inspector Calls) as William Cecil, Lord Burleigh; and three-time Tony Award¬ģ nominee Brian Murray (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Da, Noises Off) as George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury. ¬†
 
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 “Exhilirating… 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”. ¬†¬†
 
The Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART transferred into London’s West End where it was produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, ACT Productions, Neal Street Productions & Matthew Byam Shaw. ¬†MARY STUART played from July 14 through September 3, 2005 at the Donmar Warehouse and later transferred to the Apollo in London’s West End, where it played from October 7, 2005 to January 14, 2006. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
 
The production is designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Paul Arditti.
 
Preview prices are $64-$99, including $1.50 facilities fee. Tickets for performances after April 20 are $69.50-$116.50.  Call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or visit  www.telecharge.com.

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 www.MaryStuartOnBroadway.com

MARY STUART ON SALE TODAY FOR AMEX CARD HOLDERS

TICKETS ON SALE TODAY TO AMERICAN EXPRESS CARDHOLDERS

FOR THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION OF
FRIEDRICH SCHILLER’S

MARY STUART

 

STARRING

JANET McTEER and HARRIET WALTER

 

NEW VERSION BY

PETER OSWALD

 

DIRECTED BY

PHYLLIDA LLOYD

 

ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OPENS SUNDAY, APRIL 19 AT THE BROADHURST THEATRE;

PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 30

 

 

Tickets are onsale today to American Express cardholders for the critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Friedrich Schiller’s MARY STUART, starring Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter.¬† The critically praised new version by Peter Oswald and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, will open Sunday, April 19 on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).¬† Previews will begin on Monday, March 30.¬† .¬† To order call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.¬† ¬†General onsale begins Saturday, January 31

McTeer will be making her first Broadway appearance since her Tony Award-winning performance in A Doll’s House in 1997. ¬†Walter, who won the 2005 Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance, is returning to Broadway for the first time since the Royal Shakespeare Company’s All’s Well That Ends Well in 1983.¬†

 

The first Broadway production of MARY STUART in almost 40 years will be produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Debra Black, David Binder, Scott M. Delman, Neal Street Productions, Matthew Byam Shaw and Barbara Whitman,

 

Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar said, “I am thrilled we are bringing our work to Broadway again. After the success of Frost/Nixon, I am particularly delighted that American audiences will now get to experience one of the Donmar’s great classical productions. Phyllida Lloyd’s magnificent account of this¬†historical drama offers audiences a chance to engage with two towering performances.”

 

For a Queen to stand, a Queen must fall.¬† MARY STUART is a Friedrich Schiller’s thrilling account of the extraordinary relationship between England’s Elizabeth I (Harriet Walter) and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots (Janet McTeer), Elizabeth’s rival to the throne.¬† With its behind the scenes intrigue, scheming and betrayal, the play has the feel of a modern-day political thriller.¬† MARY STUART builds to one of the most electrifying dramatic confrontations in world theatre, in which Schiller imagines a meeting between the two monarchs on the grounds at Fotheringay Castle.¬†¬†

 

Joining Ms. McTeer and Ms. Walter, will be Michael Countryman (Night Must Fall, Laughter on the 23rd Floor) as Sir Amias Paulet; John Benjamin Hickey (Cabaret, Love! Valour! Compassion!,) as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; Michael Rudko (The Best Man, Serious Money) as Count Aubespine/Melvil; Robert Stanton (The Coast of Utopia, All in the Timing) as William Davison; Maria Tucci (Tony Award¬ģ nominee for The Rose Tattoo) as Hanna Kennedy; Chandler Williams (Translations) as Mortimer; Nicholas Woodeson (Jumpers, An Inspector Calls) as William Cecil, Lord Burleigh; and three-time Tony Award¬ģ nominee Brian Murray (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Da, Noises Off) as George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury.¬†

 

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 “Exhilirating… 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”. ¬†¬†

 

The Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART transferred into London’s West End where it was produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, ACT Productions, Neal Street Productions & Matthew Byam Shaw.¬† MARY STUART played from July 14 through September 3, 2005 at the Donmar Warehouse and later transferred to the Apollo in London’s West End, where it played from October 7, 2005 to January 14, 2006. ¬†¬† ¬†¬†

 

The production is designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Paul Arditti. 

 

Preview prices are $64-$99, including $1.50 facilities fee. Tickets for performances after April 20 are $69.50-$116.50.  Call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.  

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MARY STUART ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL CASTING

ADDITIONAL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR

THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION OF

FRIEDRICH SCHILLER’S

MARY STUART

 

ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OPENS SUNDAY, APRIL 19

AT THE BROADHURST THEATRE; PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 30

 

 

Additional casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART, Friedrich Schiller’s classic play in a new version by Peter Oswald, which opens April 19, 2009 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).¬† The production, starring its acclaimed original London leads Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, begins previews on March 30, 2009 for a limited run of 20 weeks only.¬†

 

Joining Ms. McTeer as Mary Queen of Scots and Ms. Walter as Elizabeth I, will be Michael Countryman (Night Must Fall, Laughter on the 23rd Floor) as Sir Amias Paulet; John Benjamin Hickey (Cabaret, Love! Valour! Compassion!,) as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; Michael Rudko (The Best Man, Serious Money) as Count Aubespine/Melvil; Robert Stanton (The Coast of Utopia, All in the Timing) as William Davison; Maria Tucci (Tony Award¬ģ nominee for The Rose Tattoo) as Hanna Kennedy; Chandler Williams (Translations) as Mortimer; Nicholas Woodeson (Jumpers, An Inspector Calls) as William Cecil, Lord Burleigh; and three-time Tony Award¬ģ nominee Brian Murray (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Da, Noises Off) as George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury.¬†

 

The first Broadway production of MARY STUART in almost 40 years will be produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Debra Black, Barbara Whitman, David Binder, Neal Street Productions and Matthew Byam Shaw. 

 

For a Queen to stand, a Queen must fall.¬† Written by Friedrich Schiller in 1800, MARY STUART is a thrilling account of the extraordinary relationship between England’s Elizabeth I (Harriet Walter) and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots (Janet McTeer), Elizabeth’s rival to the throne.¬† With its behind the scenes intrigue, scheming and betrayal, the play has the contemporary feel of a modern-day political thriller.¬† MARY STUART builds to one of the most electrifying dramatic confrontations in world theatre, in which Schiller imagines a meeting between the two monarchs on the grounds at Fotheringay Castle.¬†¬†

 

McTeer is making her first Broadway appearance since her Tony Award-winning performance in A Doll’s House in 1997. ¬†Walter, who won the 2005 Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance, is returning to Broadway for the first time since the Royal Shakespeare Company’s All’s Well That Ends Well in 1983.¬†

 

When it premiered in London in 2005, 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 “Exhilirating… 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”. ¬†¬†

 

The Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART transferred into London’s West End where it was produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, ACT Productions, Neal Street Productions & Matthew Byam Shaw.¬† MARY STUART played from July 14 through September 3, 2005 at the Donmar Warehouse and later transferred to the Apollo in London’s West End, where it played from October 7, 2005 to January 14, 2006. ¬†¬† ¬†¬†

 

The production is designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Paul Arditti. 

 

Ticket information will be announced in coming weeks.

BIOGRAPHIES

Janet McTeer (Mary Stuart). ¬†Her theatre work includes Duchess of Malfi, Uncle Vanya (NT); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Worlds Apart, The Storm, As You Like It (RSC); Taming of the Shrew (Globe), A Doll’s House (London, New York, Tony and Olivier Awards); Simpatico, The Grace of Mary, Greenland (Royal Court); Much Ado About Nothing and God of Carnage (West End) . Her breakthrough film appearance was as Mary Jo in Tumbleweeds. Other film credits include Songcatcher, Waking the Dead, The King Is Alive, The Intended, Half Moon Street, Wuthering Heights, Carrington, Terry Gilliam’s Tideland and Kenneth Branagh’s As You Like It. Her TV appearances include “The Governor,” “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” “A Masculine Ending,” “My Life,” “Dead Romantic,” “The Black Velvet Gown,” “Prince,” “Yellowbacks,” “Miss Julie,” “Miss Marple,” “Precious Bane,” “Portrait of a Marriage,” “Five Days,” “The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard” and “Sense and Sensibility”.¬† ¬†

Harriet Walter (Elizabeth I) ¬†Harriet’s extensive work for theatre includes: For the NT: Dinner, Life x 3, Children’s Hour, Arcadia; for the RSC: The Hollow Crown, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, A Question of Geography, Cymbeline, Three Sisters. Other theatre credits include The Royal Family (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Ivanov, The Possessed (Almeida), Old Times (Wyndhams Theatre), Three Birds Alighting on a Field, The Seagull, Hamlet (Royal Court) and The Castle (Barbican). Her film credits include The Young Victoria, Cheri, From Time to Time, Atonement, Babel, Chromophobia, Bright Young Things, Villa Des Roses, Onegin, Bedrooms & Hallways, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Governess, The Leading Man, Sense & Sensibility, The Hour of the Pig, Milou en Mai, The Good Father, Turtle Diary and Reflections. Recent TV appearances include “Little Dorrit,” “The Palace,” “Ballet Shoes,” “Five Days,” “Messiah,” “Spooks”/”MI-5” and “Midsomer Murders”. ¬†

 

Michael Countryman (Sir Amias Paulet) appeared on Broadway in Night Must Fall, Holiday, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Few Good Men and Face Value.¬† Off-Broadway: Trumpery, The Butcher Of Baraboo, Mary Rose, Dedication, The Bald Soprano, The Stendhal Syndrome, House and Garden, The Clearing, Nine Armenians, All in the Timing, a Drama Desk nomination for both The Common Pursuit and Out.¬†Regional: world and American premieres at Hartford Stage, McCarter, Guthrie and Long Wharf.¬†Film: Burn After Reading, PS I Love You, Guerilla, The Namesake, Black Knight, You Can Count on Me, Ransom, Deceived and Once Again.¬† TV: “John Adams,” “The Sopranos,” “NYPD Blue,” “Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Notes for My Daughter” and “Kate and Allie,” among others.

 

John Benjamin Hickey (Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester) has appeared on Broadway in The Crucible, the Tony Award-winning revival of Cabaret, Love! Valour! Compassion! (also at MTC). Other NY credits include God’s Heart, The Substance of Fire (Lincoln Center Theater), On the Bum, The End of the Day (Playwrights Horizons). He has appeared regionally at the Long Wharf, NY Stage & Film and several summers at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Film: Then She Found Me, Freedom Writers, Flags of Our Fathers, Fast Track, Every Word is True, Flightplan, Changing Lanes, The Anniversary Party, Hamlet, The Bone Collector, The Ice Storm, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Finding North, Only You, The Ref, JFK.¬† TV includes “In Plain Sight,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “A House Divided,” “Alias,” “Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,” “It’s All Relative,” ¬†“Sex and the City,” “Law & Order,” “Third Rock From the Sun”. ¬†

Michael Rudko (Count Aubespine/Melvil). recently appeared in Germany at the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus as Leather in Sheila Callahan’s We Are Not These Hands.¬† He is currently working on the world premiere of The House in Hydesville at Geva Theater in Rochester.¬† New York: Albany in Kevin Kline’s King Lear (Public); Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Timon of Athens, Serious Money (Broadway) as well as Julie Taymor’s Titus Andronicus.¬† London: alternated lead roles with Mark Rylance in Matthew Warchus’ True West (Donmar Warehouse); all-male productions of Antony and Cleopatra and Julius Caesar (Shakespeare’s Globe).¬† LA: American premiere of Joshua Sobel’s iWitness (Mark Taper Forum).¬† Regional: principal roles at Baltimore’s CenterStage, Shakespeare Theater and Arena Stage in Washington, DC, San Diego’s Old Globe,¬† Yale Rep, McCarter.¬† TV: “Law and Order,” “The Equalizer”.¬† He is a graduate of Yale and the Juilliard School.

 

Robert Stanton (William Davison) Broadway: The Coast of Utopia, A Small Family Business. Off-Broadway: The Right Kind of People, The Bald Soprano, Arturo Ui, Fuddy Meers, Cymbeline, Overtime, A Cheever Evening, All in the Timing (Obie), Owners, Traps, Rum and Coke, Measure for Measure. Regional: On the Razzle (Williamstown); Love Child, written with Daniel Jenkins (NYS&F); Westport, Long Wharf, George Street, Philadelphia Theatre Company, ART, Hartford. Films: Oliver Hirschbiegel’s The Invasion, Find Me Guilty, The Stepford Wives, Head of State, The Quiet American, Next Stop Wonderland, Mercury Rising, Washington Square, Red Corner, Striptease, Dennis the Menace, Bob Roberts. TV: various “Law & Orders,” “Frasier,” “Don’t Drink the Water.” MFA, NYU.

 

Maria Tucci (Hanna Kennedy) Broadway: The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, The Rose Tattoo, The Night of the Iguana, The Deputy, The School for Wives, Spokesong, Athol Fugard’s A Lesson From Aloes, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Mike Nichols’ The Little Foxes, Kingdoms. Off-Broadway: Patrick Breen’s Marking (directed by daughter, Elizabeth Gottlieb), The Stendahl Syndrome, The Substance of Fire, E.L. Doctorow’s Drinks Before Dinner, The Trojan Women, The White Devil, Edna O’Brien’s A Pagan Place, The Gathering and Yerma. Regional: Juliet, Ophelia, Antigone, Hermione, Major Barbara, etc; Sweet Bird of Youth, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Royal Family, The Three Sisters, Fugard’s Hello and Goodbye. Film: Touch and Go, Daniel, Sweet Nothing, To Die For. TV: “Law & Order,” Eugene O’Neill’s “Beyond the Horizon” and “Concealed Enemies.”

 

Chandler Williams (Mortimer). Broadway: Lieutenant Yolland in the acclaimed revival of Translations, directed by Garry Hynes (MTC at the Biltmore). Off-Broadway: Crimes of the Heart (Kathleen Turner, Roundabout); Rope (David Warren, Drama Dept.); Tennessee Williams’ One Arm (Moises Kaufman, Public workshop); The Mysteries (Brian Kulick, CSC); Andorra (Liviu Cuilei, TFANA).¬†Regional: Richard II (title role) and Luminosity (PlayMaker’s Rep); Translations (McCarter). Williamstown: Crimes of the Heart; Lady Windemere’s Fan (Moises Kaufman); On the Razzle (David Jones); Winter’s Tale (Darko Tresnjak); Once in a Lifetime, Street Scene (Michael Greif).¬†Film: Kinsey; Merchant Ivory’s Heights; The Caller; Bedlam (short); Michael Mann’s Public Enemies.

 

Nicholas Woodeson (William Cecil, Lord Burleigh) has appeared on Broadway in Jumpers (also National Theatre, West End), as Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls (also West End), Good (also RSC), Piaf,¬†and Man and Superman¬†(Drama Desk Nomination). Off-Broadway: House and Garden, The Art of Success (MTC).¬† Other theatre includes: Art,¬†The Homecoming¬†(West End),¬†The Birthday Party¬†(50th Anniversary – Lyric Hammersmith),¬†Moonlight And Magnolias, The Arab-Israeli Cookbook¬†(Tricycle),¬†The Chairs (Gate), Romance, Mr. Peter’s Connections, The Possibilites (Almeida), The Late Middle Classes¬†(Watford),¬†Hard Fruit, Bazaar, Berlin Bertie, Doing The Business¬†(Royal Court), American Buffalo (Young Vic), work in American and British regional theatre, and many seasons at the Royal Shakespeare Company, including King John in¬†King John,¬†and Olivier nominated performances in Flight, Sarcophagus. ¬†Film: Pope Joan, Amazing Grace, Conspiracy, Topsy-Turvy, The Avengers, Titanic Town, Shooting Fish, The Man Who Knew Too Little, The Pelican Brief, The Russia House, Heaven’s Gate.¬† TV:¬† “Red Riding,” “Foyle’s War,” “Rome,” “Eleventh Hour”, “Dave Chapelle Show,” “Waking the Dead,” “Great Expectations,” “Woman in White,” “Hedda Gabler,” “Bonjour La Classe,” “Miami Vice,” “Hound of the Baskervilles,” “A Rumor of War,” among others. ¬†Also, many radio plays for the BBC.

 

Brian Murray (George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury). Broadway: The Rivals, The Crucible (Tony nom.), Uncle Vanya (Drama Desk nom.), Twelfth Night, The Little Foxes (Drama Desk Award, Tony nom.), Racing Demon, A Small Family Business (Drama Desk nom.), Noises Off (Drama Desk Award), Black Comedy, Sleuth, Da, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tony nom.) Off Broadway: Gaslight, Colder Than Here, Much Ado About Nothing, Beckett/Albee, Scattergood, Hobson’s Choice, The Play About the Baby (Obie Award), Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Entertainer, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Misalliance, Molly Sweeney, Travels with My Aunt (Drama Desk, OCC awards), Mud River Stone, Ashes (Obie), Spread Eagle, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and The Butterfly Collection. Regional: The world premieres of Edward Albee’s Me, Myself and I and A Seagull In The Hamptons at the McCarter and Alfred Uhry’s Edgardo Mine at Hartford Stage and The Guthrie. As director (Broadway): The Circle, Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Show Off, The Waltz of the Toreadors. Film/TV: Bob Roberts, City Hall, Treasure Planet (voice of John Silver) “The Investigation,” “Liberty,” “Hamlet,” “Twelfth Night.” Recipient: 1998 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work, Fox Foundation Fellow.¬†

 

Friedrich Schiller (Playwright) German playwright Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) began writing as a means of escape during his enforced military service. After penning his first play, The Robbers (1782), his work was discovered by his superiors and he was forbidden to write. He deserted and lived under an assumed name, working as a court playwright and stage manager. His other plays included Intrigue and Love (1784), Don Carlos (1787), Wallenstein’s Camp (1798), The Piccolomini (1799), Wallenstein’s Death (1799), Mary Stuart (1800), Maid of Orleans (1801) and William Tell (1804). He formed a close friendship with Goethe, and their collaboration made the Weimar Theatre one of the most prestigious in Germany. He died in 1805 of tuberculosis.

Peter Oswald (New Version) Oswald’s original work includes The Swansong of Ivanhoe Wasteway, Allbright, Valdorama, Augustine’s Oak and The Golden Ass; and translations include Schiller’s Don Carlos, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos, Racine’s Phaedra, Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards, Lorca’s Dona Rosita The Spinster and a stage adaptation of the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana.

Phyllida Lloyd (Director) has directed plays, operas and most recently, the movie of Mamma Mia! Her London theater work includes The Duchess of Malfi, The Way of the World, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Pericles (NT), Six Degrees of Separation, Hysteria, Wild East (Royal Court) Threepenny Opera, Boston Marriage, Mary Stuart (Donmar) and The Taming of the Shrew (Globe).¬† Her opera work includes Gloriana, Albert Herring, Peter Grimes (opera north) Wagner’s Ring, The Carmelites, Verdi Requiem, The Handmaid’s Tale (ENO) and Macbeth (ROH, Paris and Barcelona) Her stage production of Mamma Mia! is playing worldwide.

 

The Donmar Warehouse is one of London’s leading producing theatres and has garnered critical acclaim at home and abroad for its unparalleled catalogue of work. Since 1992, Donmar-generated productions have received 30 Olivier Awards, 15 Critics’ Circle Awards, 19 Evening Standard Awards and 13 Tony Awards. The Donmar has a long and successful history of presenting its work outside of its home in Covent Garden. Productions in the West End include Mary Stuart, Frost/Nixon, A Voyage Round My Father, Guys and Dolls, Design for Living, The Glass Menagerie, Company, The Real Thing and Passion Play, and currently Piaf at the Vaudeville, and Twelfth Night – the second production in the Donmar West End season at the Wyndham’s. Productions on Broadway include Frost/Nixon (currently on tour in the US), Cabaret, Electra, The Blue Room, The Real Thing, True West, Nine and the Public Theater and Donmar collaboration of Take Me Out.¬†

 

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DONMAR WAREHOUSE’S MARY STUART OPENS APRIL 19TH

JANET McTEER           HARRIET WALTER

 

TO STAR IN

THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION OF

FRIEDRICH SCHILLER’S

MARY STUART

 

NEW VERSION BY

PETER OSWALD

 

DIRECTED BY

PHYLLIDA LLOYD

 

ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OPENS SUNDAY, APRIL 19

AT THE BROADHURST THEATRE;

PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 30

 

 

Following a sold out run at the Donmar Warehouse and in London’s West End, Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter will recreate their acclaimed performances on Broadway in Friedrich Schiller’s classic play, MARY STUART. ¬†The critically praised new version by Peter Oswald and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, will open Sunday, April 19 on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).¬† Previews will begin on Monday, March 30.¬† Further casting and ticket information will also be announced soon.
 
McTeer will be making her first Broadway appearance since her Tony Award-winning performance in A Doll’s House in 1997. ¬†Walter, who won the 2005 Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance, is returning to Broadway for the first time since the Royal Shakespeare Company’s All’s Well That Ends Well in 1983.¬†

 

This is the first Broadway production of MARY STUART in almost 40 years.
 
MARY STUART will be produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover and Debra Black.

 

Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar said today, “I am thrilled we are bringing our work to Broadway again. After the success of Frost/Nixon last year, I am particularly delighted that American audiences will now get to experience one of the Donmar’s great classical productions. Phyllida Lloyd’s magnificent account of this¬†historical drama acts out like a modern day political thriller and offers audiences a chance to engage with two towering performances.”

 

For a Queen to stand, a Queen must fall.¬† Written by Friedrich Schiller in 1800, MARY STUART is a thrilling account of the extraordinary relationship between England’s Elizabeth I (Harriet Walter) and her rival cousin, Mary Queen of Scots (Janet McTeer).

 

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 “Exhilirating… 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”. ¬†¬†

 

The Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART transferred into London’s West End where it was produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, ACT Productions, Neal Street Productions & Matthew Byam Shaw.¬† MARY STUART played from July 14 through September 3, 2005 at the Donmar Warehouse and later transferred to the Apollo in London’s West End, where it played from October 7, 2005 to January 14, 2006. ¬†¬† ¬†¬†

 

The production is designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Paul Arditti. 

 

Further casting and ticket information will be announced soon.

BIOGRAPHIES

Janet McTeer (Mary Stuart). ¬†Her theatre work includes Duchess of Malfi, Uncle Vanya (NT), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Worlds Apart, The Storm (RSC), Taming of the Shrew (Globe Theatre), The Doll’s House (London and New York Tour, winner of a Tony Award), Simpatico, The Grace of Mary, Greenland (Royal Court). Her breakthrough film appearance was as Mary Jo in Tumbleweeds. Other film credits include Terry Gilliam’s Tideland and Kenneth Branagh’s As You Like It. Her TV appearances include “The Governess” and “Precious Bane”.

Harriet Walter (Elizabeth I) ¬†Harriet’s extensive work for theatre includes: For the NT: Dinner, Life x 3, Children’s Hour, Arcadia; for the RSC: The Hollow Crown, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, A Question of Geography, Cymbeline, Three Sisters. Other theatre credits include The Royal Family (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Ivanov, The Possessed (Almeida), Old Times (Wyndhams Theatre), Three Birds Alighting on a Field, The Seagull, Hamlet (Royal Court) and The Castle (Barbican). Her film credits include Atonement, Babel, Chromophobia, Bright Young Things, Villa Des Roses, Onegin, Bedrooms & Hallways, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Governess, The Leading Man, Sense & Sensibility, The Hour of the Pig, Milou en Mai, The Good Father, Turtle Diary and Reflections. Recent TV appearances include “Five Days,” “Messiah,” “Spooks”/”MI-5” and “Midsomer Murders”. ¬†

Friedrich Schiller (Playwright) German playwright Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) began writing as a means of escape during his enforced military service. After penning his first play, The Robbers (1782), his work was discovered by his superiors and he was forbidden to write. He deserted and lived under an assumed name, working as a court playwright and stage manager. His other plays included Intrigue and Love (1784), Don Carlos (1787), Wallenstein’s Camp (1798), The Piccolomini (1799), Wallenstein’s Death (1799), Mary Stuart (1800), Maid of Orleans (1801) and William Tell (1804). He formed a close friendship with Goethe, and their collaboration made the Weimar Theatre one of the most prestigious in Germany. He died in 1805 of tuberculosis.

Peter Oswald (New Version) Oswald’s original work includes The Swansong of Ivanhoe Wasteway, Allbright, Valdorama, Augustine’s Oak and The Golden Ass; and translations include Schiller’s Don Carlos, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos, Racine’s Phaedra, Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards, Lorca’s Dona Rosita The Spinster and a stage adaptation of the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana.

Phyllida Lloyd (Director) Phyllida’s previous work for the Donmar includes her award-winning production of Boston Marriage in 2001 and The Threepenny Opera in 1994. She most recently directed Wild East for the Royal Court where she has also directed Six Degrees of Separation and Hysteria. Other credits include The Way of the World, Pericles, What the Butler Saw, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Duchess of Malfi (NT); and Mamma Mia! (West End, Broadway and worldwide). Also an acclaimed opera director, Lloyd has worked with Opera North and the ENO. ¬†For film, she directed Mamma Mia! which opens worldwide this July.

 

The Donmar Warehouse is one of London’s leading producing theatres and has garnered critical acclaim at home and abroad for its unparalleled catalogue of work. Since 1992, Donmar-generated productions have received 30 Olivier Awards, 15 Critics’ Circle Awards, 15 Evening Standard Awards and 13 Tony Awards. The Donmar has a long and successful history of presenting its work outside of its home in Covent Garden. Productions in the West End include Mary Stuart, Frost/Nixon, A Voyage Round My Father, Guys and Dolls, Design for Living, The Glass Menagerie, Company, The Real Thing and Passion Play and the forthcoming Donmar West End season at the Wyndham’s Theatre which launches shortly with Ivanov, and Piaf at the Vaudeville Theatre. Productions on Broadway include Frost/Nixon, with a US national tour launching this fall, Cabaret, Electra, The Blue Room, The Real Thing, True West, Nine and the Public Theater and Donmar collaboration of Take Me Out.¬†

 

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THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION OF MARY STUART COMES TO BROADWAY IN SPRING 09

THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION OF FRIEDRICH SCHILLER’S
MARY STUART
COMES TO BROADWAY IN SPRING, ‚Äė09

PRODUCTION TO STAR
JANET McTEER AND HARRIET WALTER

ACCLAIMED NEW VERSION BY PETER OSWALD
DIRECTED BY PHYLLIDA LLOYD

Following a sold out run at the Donmar Warehouse and in London’s West End, Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter will recreate their acclaimed performances on Broadway in Friedrich Schiller’s classic play, MARY STUART. ¬†The critically praised new version by Peter Oswald and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, will come to Broadway in Spring, 2009 at a confirmed Shubert theatre.¬† Further casting, other members of the creative team and ticket information will also be announced soon.
 
McTeer will be making her first Broadway appearance since her Tony Award-winning performance in A Doll’s House in 1997. ¬†Walter, who won the 2005 Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance, is returning to Broadway for the first time since the Royal Shakespeare Company’s All’s Well That Ends Well in 1983.¬†

This is the first Broadway production of MARY STUART in almost 40 years.
 
MARY STUART will be produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover and Debra Black.

Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar said today, “I am thrilled we are bringing our work to Broadway again. After the success of Frost/Nixon last year, I am particularly delighted that American audiences will now get to experience one of the Donmar’s great classical productions. Phyllida Lloyd’s magnificent account of this¬†historical drama acts out like a modern day political thriller and offers audiences a chance to engage with two towering performances.”

For a Queen to stand, a Queen must fall.¬† Written by Friedrich Schiller in 1800, MARY STUART is a thrilling account of the extraordinary relationship between England’s Elizabeth I (Harriet Walter) and her rival cousin, Mary Queen of Scots (Janet McTeer).

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 “Exhilirating… 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”.¬†¬†¬†

The Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART transferred into London’s West End where it was produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, ACT Productions, Neal Street Productions & Matthew Byam Shaw.¬† MARY STUART played from July 14 through September 3, 2005 at the Donmar Warehouse and later transferred to the Apollo in London’s West End, where it played from October 7, 2005 to January 14, 2006.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†


BIOGRAPHIES

Janet McTeer (Mary Stuart). ¬†Her theatre work includes Duchess of Malfi, Uncle Vanya (NT), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Worlds Apart, The Storm (RSC), Taming of the Shrew (Globe Theatre), The Doll’s House (London and New York Tour, winner of a Tony Award), Simpatico, The Grace of Mary, Greenland (Royal Court). Her breakthrough film appearance was as Mary Jo in Tumbleweeds. Other film credits include Terry Gilliam’s Tideland and Kenneth Branagh’s As You Like It. Her TV appearances include “The Governess” and “Precious Bane”.

Harriet Walter (Elizabeth I) ¬†Harriet’s extensive work for theatre includes: For the NT: Dinner, Life x 3, Children’s Hour, Arcadia; for the RSC: The Hollow Crown, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, A Question of Geography, Cymbeline, Three Sisters. Other theatre credits include The Royal Family (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Ivanov, The Possessed (Almeida), Old Times (Wyndhams Theatre), Three Birds Alighting on a Field, The Seagull, Hamlet (Royal Court) and The Castle (Barbican). Her film credits include Atonement, Babel, Chromophobia, Bright Young Things, Villa Des Roses, Onegin, Bedrooms & Hallways, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Governess, The Leading Man, Sense & Sensibility, The Hour of the Pig, Milou en Mai, The Good Father, Turtle Diary and Reflections. Recent TV appearances include “Five Days,” “Messiah,” “Spooks”/”MI-5” and “Midsomer Murders”. ¬†

Friedrich Schiller (Playwright) German playwright Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) began writing as a means of escape during his enforced military service. After penning his first play, The Robbers (1782), his work was discovered by his superiors and he was forbidden to write. He deserted and lived under an assumed name, working as a court playwright and stage manager. His other plays included Intrigue and Love (1784), Don Carlos (1787), Wallenstein’s Camp (1798), The Piccolomini (1799), Wallenstein’s Death (1799), Mary Stuart (1800), Maid of Orleans (1801) and William Tell (1804). He formed a close friendship with Goethe, and their collaboration made the Weimar Theatre one of the most prestigious in Germany. He died in 1805 of tuberculosis.

Peter Oswald (New Version) Oswald’s original work includes The Swansong of Ivanhoe Wasteway, Allbright, Valdorama, Augustine’s Oak and The Golden Ass; and translations include Schiller’s Don Carlos, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannos, Racine’s Phaedra, Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards, Lorca’s Dona Rosita The Spinster and a stage adaptation of the Sanskrit epic The Ramayana.

Phyllida Lloyd (Director) Phyllida’s previous work for the Donmar includes her award-winning production of Boston Marriage in 2001 and The Threepenny Opera in 1994. She most recently directed Wild East for the Royal Court where she has also directed Six Degrees of Separation and Hysteria. Other credits include The Way of the World, Pericles, What the Butler Saw, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Duchess of Malfi (NT); and Mamma Mia! (West End, Broadway and worldwide). Also an acclaimed opera director, Lloyd has worked with Opera North and the ENO. ¬†For film, she directed Mamma Mia! which opens worldwide this July.

The Donmar Warehouse is one of London’s leading producing theatres and has garnered critical acclaim at home and abroad for its unparalleled catalogue of work. Since 1992, Donmar-generated productions have received 30 Olivier Awards, 15 Critics’ Circle Awards, 15 Evening Standard Awards and 13 Tony Awards. The Donmar has a long and successful history of presenting its work outside of its home in Covent Garden. Productions in the West End include Mary Stuart, Frost/Nixon, A Voyage Round My Father, Guys and Dolls, Design for Living, The Glass Menagerie, Company, The Real Thing and Passion Play. Productions on Broadway include Frost/Nixon, Cabaret, Electra, The Blue Room, The Real Thing, True West, Nine and the Public Theater and Donmar collaboration of Take Me Out.