Peter Eyre Replaces Paul Jesson as 'Cardinal Wolsey' in WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2
Broadway veteran Peter Eyre steps into papal shoes of Cardinal Wolsey in the eight-time Tony Nominated production of Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2.
Mr. Eyre was last seen on Broadway in the 2009 production of Hamlet, starring Jude Law. Other appearances in New York include Polonius in Hamlet with Ralph Fiennes (Belasco), Terre Haute (59 Street Theater), his own adaptation of Flaubert/Sand Correspondence Chere Maitre opposite Irene Worth (Flea Theater). He has worked extensively in London for over 50 years, with appearances including Pygmalion, The Wild Duck, and Don Carlos. At the 2014 Edinburgh Festival he played the title role in the highly acclaimed Minetti. Peter was born in New York of an American Father and an English Mother.Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2, which received the 2015 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a play for Christopher Oram's work on the production, opened on Broadway on April, 9, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway between 50th and 51st Streets). Previews began on Friday, March 20, 2015. Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 will conclude its 15-week limited engagement on Sunday, July 5, 2015, after playing 66 performances of Part 1 and 59 performances of Part 2.
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 show began at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and then moved to the Aldwych Theatre in London before coming to the Great White Way.The production is directed by Tony and Olivier Award-nominee Jeremy Herrin. The company of more than twenty actors includes Tony Award-nominee Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, Tony Award-nominee Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Tony Award-nominee and Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker as King Henry VIII, Joey Batey, Nicholas Boulton, Lucy Briers, Leah Brotherhead, Olivia Darnley, Nicholas Day, Peter Eyre, Mathew Foster, Daniel Fraser, Edward Harrison, Benedict Hastings, Madeleine Hyland, 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 Tony Award-winner and Olivier Award-nominee Christopher Oram, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable (Part 1) and Tony Award-nominee 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 recently received Olivier Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Nathaniel Parker) and Best Costume Design (Christopher Oram).
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