Hilary Mantel Signs Books at Broadway's WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 This Month
Dame Hilary Mantel, the double Man Booker Prize winner for her acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, as well as the author of the Broadway production Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2, is thrilled to say she will be signing books at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway, between 50th and 51st Streets) prior to each performance and at intermission of the following performances:
Wednesday, April 1 at 2pm
Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 2 at 8:00pm
Friday, April 3 at 8:00pm
Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00pm
Friday, April 10 at 8:00pm
Upon the opening of the house, ticket holders for these select performances wishing to have Dame Hilary Mantel sign their books can make their way to the designated signing area. Patrons can either bring their personal copies of the books, or purchase them at the theatre from the merchandise stand on the orchestra level of the theatre, located at the back of the house. Due to time constraints, signing will take place for the first 20 minutes the house is open and the first 10 minutes of intermission on a first come, first serve basis.After critically acclaimed and sold out engagements at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and at the Aldwych Theatre in London, the theatrical event Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 began performances on Broadway on Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Winter Garden Theatre. Opening day will be held on April 9, 2015.
Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2, which explores the deceit, betrayal, and intrigue of the court of Henry VIII, is written by Dame Hilary Mantel and adapted by Mike Poulton. This special event invites theatergoers to be part of a unique theatrical experience, similar to the Royal Shakespeare Company's award winning production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Both parts of the production can either be seen in one day with a dinner break of approximately two-and-a-half hours, or can be seen on two different days.The production is directed by Olivier Award nominee Jeremy Herrin, who makes his New York City directing debut. The company of more than twenty actors includes Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Nathaniel Parker as King Henry VIII, Joey Batey, Nicholas Boulton, Lucy Briers, Leah Brotherhead, Olivia Darnley, Nicholas Day, Mathew Foster, Daniel Fraser, Edward Harrison, Benedict Hastings, Madeleine Hyland, Paul Jesson, Robert Macpherson, Pierro Niel-Mee, Matthew Pidgeon, John Ramm, Nicholas Shaw, Joshua Silver, Giles Taylor, and Jay Taylor. The Royal Shakespeare Company is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The production features scenic and costume design by Christopher Oram, lighting design by Paule Constable (Part 1) and David Plater (Part 2), sound design by Nick Powell, music by Stephen Warbeck, and movement by Siân Williams. Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis & Nick Salmon for Playful Productions UK, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Jam Theatricals, Ron Kastner, Kyodo Tokyo, Inc., Tulchin Bartner Productions, WLE MSG, Jane Bergère, Scott M. Delman, Rebecca Gold, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Kit Seidel, Triple Play Productions, Gabrielle Palitz, Georgia Gatti, Jessica Genick, Will Trice, and The Shubert Organization. The original London production is currently nominated for Olivier Awards for Best New Play, Best Director (Herrin), Best Supporting Actor (Parker), Best Costume Design (Oram), and Best Lighting Design (Constable and Plater).