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Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

EXIT THE KING which stars Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Lauren Ambrose, Andrea Martin, William Sadler and Brian Hutchison, officially opened on Broadway, Thursday, March 26 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to cover the opening night party as the cast celebrated!

Eugene Ionesco's classic comedy is directed by Neil Armfield, and translated by Armfield and Rush.

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) andJohn Rodgers (Composer).

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

Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com 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 Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Opening Night Performance After Party for EXIT THE KING at Sardi's

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Opening Night Performance After Party for EXIT THE KING at Sardi's

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Neil Armfield

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Brian Hutchinson

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
William Sadler

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
William Sadler

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
William Sadler

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
William Sadler

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Lauren Ambrose

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Lauren Ambrose

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Lauren Ambrose

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

Lauren Ambrose

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Lauren Ambrose

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

Lauren Ambrose

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Lauren Ambrose

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

Lauren Ambrose

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Andrea Martin

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Andrea Martin

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

Andrea Martin

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Andrea Martin and Richie Ridge

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Andrea Martin

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

Geoffrey Rush

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

Susan Sarandon

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

Susan Sarandon

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

Susan Sarandon

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Susan Sarandon

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

Susan Sarandon

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Susan Sarandon

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Geoffrey Rush, Lauren Ambrose and Andrea Martin

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's

Andrea Martin and Susan Sarandon

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Rush, Lauren Ambrose and Andrea Martin

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
Andrea Martin, Susan Sarandon, William Sadler, Neil Armfield, Geoffrey Rush, Lauren Ambrose and Brian Hutchison

Photos: EXIT THE KING After Party at Sardi's
The cast and creative of EXIT THE KING


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