Photo Coverage: HAMLET Opening Night on Broadway - Arrivals
Preview performances began Saturday, September 12th, for the critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET with Jude Law in the title role, directed by Michael Grandage. The production officially opened last night, October 6th, at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). HAMLET will play a strictly limited run of 12 weeks only.
BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to capture the opening celebration.
HAMLET comes to Broadway following sold out runs in London's West End and a special engagement at Elsinore Castle in Denmark. Law is joined by the Donmar Theatre company of actors from London and Elsinore: Ross Armstrong (Cornelius), Harry Attwell (Guildenstern),Ron Cook (Polonius, 1st Gravedigger), Ian Drysdale (Osric), Peter Eyre(Ghost of Hamlet's Father, Player King), Jenny Funnell (Player Queen),Michael Hadley (Barnardo, Priest, Captain), Colin Haigh (Member of the Court), Sean Jackson (Reynaldo), Geraldine James (Gertrude), Gwilym Lee (Laertes), James Le Feuvre (Member of the Court), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ophelia), John MacMillan (Rosencrantz),Kevin R. McNally(Claudius), Henry Pettigrew (Marcellus, 3rd Player, 2nd Gravedigger,),Matt Ryan (Horatio), Alan Turkington (Francisco, Fortinbras, 4th Player) and Faye Winter (Member of the Court).
Award-winning actor Jude Law returns to Broadway for the first time since 1995 when he made his Tony Award-nominated debut in Jean Cocteau's Indiscretions (Les Parents Terribles).The company of HAMLET is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance to this production.
In Shakespeare's definitive tragedy, the King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet (Jude Law) determines to avenge his father's death with devastating consequences for his family and the kingdom.
Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets ($116.50 - $25) are available through Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com.
For more information, vist www.HamletBroadway.com.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
The Opening Night performance of HAMLET
The audience arrives for Opening Night of HAMLET
Getting set to greet the stars!
HAMLET has arrived!
HAMLET at the Broadhurst Theatre