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Sir Ian McKellen to Head to the West End in KING LEAR This Summer; Is Broadway Next?

Sir Ian McKellen to Head to the West End in KING LEAR This Summer; Is Broadway Next?

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Jonathan Munby's successful production of King Lear, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sinead Cusack, will head to the Duke of York Theater this summer for a limited sixteen week run.

The production, which enjoyed a successful run at the Chichester Theatre, will begin performances July 12. Deals are still being finalized.

The Ambassador Theatre Group and Chichester are also reportedly considering a Broadway transfer. "New York producers are biting everyone's arms off to get at it," a source told Daily Mail.

Munby's production has been hailed an explosive, charged and contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's epic masterpiece

Two ageing fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery - and their worlds crumble. Tender, violent, moving and shocking, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.

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