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EXIT THE KING Enters Its Final 2 Weeks Of Run At Barrymore Theatre, Closes 6/14


The critically acclaimed Broadway production of EXIT THE KING will begin the final two weeks of its limited engagement, set to end Sunday, June 14 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). The production will have played 21 previews and 93 regular performances.

Eugene Ionesco's EXIT THE KING, directed by Neil Armfield, stars Tony nominee Geoffrey Rush as King Berenger, Susan Sarandon as Queen Marguerite, Lauren Ambrose, AndRea Martin, William Sadler and Brian Hutchison.

Translated by Armfield and Geoffrey Rush, EXIT THE KING opened Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street).

EXIT THE KING stars Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Lauren Ambrose, AndRea Martin, William Sadler and Brian Hutchison. Eugene Ionesco's classic comedy is directed by Neil Armfield, and translated by Armfield and Rush.

EXIT THE KING is a hilarious and poignant comedy about a megalomaniacal ruler, King Berenger (Rush) whose incompetence has left his country in near ruin. Despite the efforts of Queen Marguerite (Sarandon) and the other members of the court to convince the King he has only 90 minutes left to live, he refuses to relinquish any control.

The design team for EXIT THE KING includes Dale Ferguson (Set & Costume), Damien Cooper (Lighting), Russell Goldsmith (Sound) and John Rodgers (Composer).

Geoffrey Rush is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association.

Tickets are available through, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at or in person at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre box office, 243 West 47th Street. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.

Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $116.50. Student rush tickets will be sold the day of the performance when the box office opens. Tickets are $26.50 and there is a limit of two tickets per person with valid ID and they are based on availability.

The performance schedule for EXIT THE KING is Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm, through June 14. Please note that on Sunday, June 7, the curtain is at 2:00pm.

Photo credit Walter McBride

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