Rylance's 12th Night and Richard III to play Broadway...

iluvtheatertrash
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Play Esq.
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I don't want to get too excited prematurely, but the fall IS looking fantastic! This and Waiting for Godot/No Man's Land are my personal highlights.

RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
Yeah next season is already sounding better. 4 new shows opening in the summer, Gentleman's Guide opening this fall, Menagerie, etc.

This sounds great. I will admit I haven't been quite "wow" by Rylance as others have been - I didn't really understand Jerusalem. But I'm excited to see his Olivia!
AC126748
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They're making 250 tickets to each performance available for $25 in advance. Amazing.
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Kad
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joined:11/5/05
Oh, this is very exciting! I love Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Twelfth Night.

I'm also glad to see that they apparently will be offering inexpensive tickets:

"At every performance, 250 seats will be sold for $25 and can be booked in advance."
frogs_fan85
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It looks like they've blocked off the front of the balcony for the $25 tickets.
Smaxie
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As per the announcement re: the $25 seats, "These seats will include the balcony, as well as selected seats in the orchestra, mezzanine, boxes and Globe-style on-stage seating, bookable in advance."
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Ed_Mottershead
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The thought of seeing Mark Rylance, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart doing classic theatre in repertory is mind boggling! Theatrical heaven as far as I'm concerned!!!!!
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frogs_fan85
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Ah, I didn't read the announcement, I just started poking around on Telecharge.
Play Esq.
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"The thought of seeing Mark Rylance, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart doing classic theatre in repertory is mind boggling! Theatrical heaven as far as I'm concerned!!!!!"

Couldn't agree more...Broadway is going to feel a lot like the West End this fall.

Jonwo
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joined:3/16/06
it'll be interesting to see if its a hit on Broadway like it was in London. Mark Rylance is a known name thanks to his previous Broadway engagements and Stephen Fry making his Broadway debut will interest people as well.

Quite a good lineup play wise on Broadway with Betrayal, No Mans Land/Godot and now Richard III/Twelfth Night,
PlayItAgain
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joined:11/8/11
Frys not confirmed yet.

Anyone have a clue how to book the 25$ tickets?
Lavieboheme3090
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I just called Telecharge, and the representative didn't even have the show listed yet. My guess is that things are still being set up.
Sauja
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I can NOT wait. I'm particularly excited about Twelfth Night. I can't seem to make Telecharge let me actually buy the $25 seats. My fear is that I'm now going to forget and they'll all be gone by the time I remember.
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givesmevoice
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Set an alarm on your phone, Sauja!
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Sauja
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Oh! Good point! Will check back in a week.
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ClydeBarrow
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I don't get why they're listed on the site but you can't seem to purchase them.
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WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
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Was able to get some $25 tickets. Just keep trying on the site and you'll get through. As awesome as this news is, the new Telecharge STILL sucks!
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macnyc
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I'm only seeing $35 seats, in the balcony.
E.Davis
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As someone who was very fortunate enough to catch both of these marvelous production on my trip to the UK in January, Broadway is in for a real treat. If the entire casts transfers (which I hope it is) the other performances that are astounding are Paul Chahidi's Maria and James Garnon's inspired and is virtually unrecognizable as Richards Mother the Duchess of York. Roger Alan Pack is also superb...bottom line, see the damn shows.
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Roscoe
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After JERUSALEM I'm not sure I'm all that interested in Mr. Rylance, who has turned into more of a one-trick pony than I'd initially thought, but I'll probably go anyway.
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jnb9872
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I've seen Rylance in three shows now, and adore the clips of his RICHARD II from his time at Shakespeare's Globe that are on YouTube (BBC4 did a live broadcast of that production, I want to say in 2004?) I've also had the good fortune of seeing a production at the Globe when I was in London a few years ago and, frankly, am almost as excited that this is that wonderful company's Broadway debut as I am for Rylance's always-welcome return. That we get two productions from them at once is icing on the cake.

As for Rylance... well, he's playing Olivia and Richard III. Simultaneously. I almost don't care if each performance is good; that's a mind-boggling feat of professional acting just to inhabit both of those diametrically opposite characters on alternating nights. Do they do them both on matinee days? Good lord what a day that must be for him...
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macnyc
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Thanks for posting! I got seats in the balcony for both. With fees, they come out to about $35 each.
ClydeBarrow
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Anyone know if the Belasco box office will be open? I hate paying all those fees!
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bjh2114
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Sam Barnett is a stunning Viola. I am so pumped.
PlayItAgain
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joined:11/8/11
R those 25$ on stage seats available yet?

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