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'KING' Stars Rush & Sarandon, Lansbury, Fonda and More Celeb Bdwy Turns 'Rated' in the Sunday NYTimes


EXIT THE KING which stars Geoffrey RushSusan Sarandon,Lauren AmbroseAndrea MartinWilliam Sadler and Brian Hutchison, is just one of many of the current productions on Broadway that feature big name celebrities making starry bows on the New York stage.

The New York Times has an informative feature in the Sunday edition that 'rates' the 'greats' as they flaunt it behind the footlights.

To read the essay in the 'Times', click here.

EXIT THE KING officially opened on Broadway, Thursday, March 26 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Eugene Ionesco's classic comedy is directed by Neil Armfield, and translated by Armfield and Rush. 

Academy® Award-winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandonlead the cast which also includes Lauren AmbroseAndrea MartinWilliam Sadler and Brian Hutchison. Translated by Neil Armfield and Geoffrey Rush and directed by Neil ArmfieldEXIT THE KING is currently in previews at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) and open on Thursday, March 26, 2009. This limited engagement will run for 14 weeks only, through Sunday, June 14, 2009.

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. Please note that on Tuesdays March 10 and March 24 the curtain is at 8:00pm, and on Sunday, June 7, the curtain is at 2:00pm.

Photo by Joan Marcus

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