Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Reprise Roles in SKYLIGHT on Broadway This Spring!
This spring, Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy will reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances when the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry, comes to Broadway. The production played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June.
SKYLIGHT, which also features Matthew Beard, will begin performances Monday, March 16 at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Opening night is Thursday, April 2. Skylight will play a 13-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 14. Tickets to Skylight, ranging from $60 to $149, are now available at Telecharge.com. For the performance schedule and additional information visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
David Hare's Skylight originally premiered at the National Theatre in London in 1995 before going on to play smash hit engagements in the West End and on Broadway the following year. When the 2014 production of Skylight opened in the West End in June it was praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic.
SKYLIGHT is David Hare's eleventh Broadway production. The author of 29 plays, his other works include Slag, The Great Exhibition, Brassneck (with Howard Brenton), Knuckle, Fanshen, Teeth 'n' Smiles, Plenty, A Map of the World, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Bay at Nice, The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence of War, Amy's View, The Blue Room (from Schnitzler), The Judas Kiss, Via Dolorosa, My Zinc Bed, The Breath of Life, The Permanent Way, Stuff Happens, The Vertical Hour, Gethsemane, Berlin Wall, The Power of Yes, and South Downs. His many screenplays for film and television include Licking Hitler, Wetherby, Damage, The Hours, The Reader, Page Eight, Turks & Caicos, and Salting the Battlefield. He received Academy Award nominations for his screenplays for The Reader and The Hours.
Stephen Daldry continues his association with David Hare after directing the playwright in his one-person play Via Dolorosa, both at the Royal Court Theatre in London and on Broadway, and directing the feature film productions of Hare's screenplays for The Hours and The Reader. Formerly the Artistic Director of London's Gate Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre, he has also directed at the National Theatre in London and the Public Theater in New York, and transferred many productions to both Broadway and the West End. His National Theatre production of An Inspector Calls ran for three years in the West End, and more than a year on Broadway, where it won the Tony Award for Best Revival, and was recently revived on tour in the UK. His production of Billy Elliot the Musical is currently playing in London and on tour across the U.S., having previously played on Broadway, in Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, and Toronto. In 2009, the Broadway production won ten Tony Awards (including Best Musical), more than any other British show in Broadway history. His other notable stage credits include the Royal Court Theatre productions of Caryl Churchill's A Number and Far Away (which was subsequently seen Off Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop), Search and Destroy, and The Kitchen; the National Theatre production of Machinal; and the West End production of The Audience, which will also open on Broadway this spring. Daldry's films have collectively been nominated for 19 Academy Awards, and won two. He has received Academy Award nominations for Best Director for Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Reader, and has won Tony Awards for Best Director, for both An Inspector Calls and Billy Elliot the Musical. He is currently working on his latest film, Trash. Daldry was creative executive producer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Carey Mulligan appeared in The Seagull both on Broadway and in London (at the Royal Court Theatre), and Off Broadway in Through a Glass Darkly at the New York Theatre Workshop. Her films include Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, Shame, Drive, Never Let Me Go, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Brothers, Public Enemies, An Education (Academy Award nomination), The Greatest, Pride and Prejudice, and When Did You Last See Your Father? (British Independent Film Award and Evening Standard Film Award nominations for Most Promising Newcomer). She recently finished filming Far From the Madding Crowd and Suffragette.
Bill Nighy starred on Broadway in David Hare's The Vertical Hour and at London's National Theatre in Hare's Pravda and A Map of the World; on television he has starred in Hare's "Page Eight," and in the second and third installments of Hare's The Worriker Trilogy-"Turks and Caicos" and "Salting the Battlefield." Additional London stage credits include the National Theatre productions of Arcadia, Blue/Orange, and The Seagull; Betrayal at the Almeida Theatre; and A Kind of Alaska, at the Donmar Warehouse. He starred in the films Love Actually; Wild Target; The Boat That Rocked; Valkyrie; Notes on a Scandal; Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans; The Constant Gardener; Lawless Heart; Still Crazy; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One; The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Jack The Giant Slayer; I, Frankenstein; About Time; and as Captain Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Additional
Matthew Beard made his stage debut in the West End production of Skylight. He appeared in the films The Imitation Game, Singularity, Chatroom, An Education, The Look of Love, and When Did You Last See Your Father?, and on television in "Rogue" and "Labyrinth."
Photo by John Haynes.