Photo Preview: Faith Healer with Fiennes, McDiarmid and Jone

Brian Friel's play Faith Healer, starring Tony Award-winner Ralph Fiennes, acclaimed actor Ian McDiarmid and Tony Award-winner Cherry Jones, will open on May 4th at the Booth Theatre (222 W. 45th Street) after beginning previews on April 18th. The show is currently playing at Dublin's Gate Theatre, where it features Fiennes, McDiarmid and Ingrid Craigie, who plays the role that Jones will assume on Broadway.

 Directed by Jonathan Kent, the show is a "spellbinding play in which each new revelation upends all that has come before it. Faith Healer tells the moving tale of dissolute, charismatic Frank Hardy (Fiennes), his long-time lover (Craigie and Jones) and his devoted manager (McDiarmid) as they travel the back roads of Scotland and Wales peddling miracles. As the three wrestle with Hardy's genuine but elusive gift for healing, they ask potent questions about who we trust, what we know and why we believe. Faith Healer offers the unique opportunity to see three of our finest actors on one stage and delights those with faith in the enduring power of live theatre," state press notes.

Holders of an American Express card can now (through February 17th) order tickets for the Broadway run of Faith Healer, while tickets to the general public will go on sale on February 18th
through Telecharge, (212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com. American Express Cardmembers can purchase tickets through Broadway.Yahoo.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. American Express Gold Card Events seating is also available through Broadway.Yahoo.com, or by calling 800-292-9465. For tickets and information visit faithhealeronbroadway.com

Photo credit: Barlow Hartman



Cherry Jones, Ralph Fiennes and Ian McDiarmid (photo by Nigel Parry)


Ralph Fiennes (photo by Anthony Woods)


Ralph Fiennes (photo by Anthony Woods)


Ian McDiarmid (photo by Anthony Woods)



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