VIDEO: THERESE RAQUIN Company Excited To Bring A 19th Century Classic To Broadway
Catch a glimpse of last week's opening night excitement at Studio 54 as audience members filed in and celebrities posed for pics before Roundabout Theatre company's new production of Helen Edmundson's stage adaptation of Émile Zola's Therese Raquin, directed by Evan Cabnet.
"It will take your breath away, it will excite you, it will shock you, it will move you and there's a river on the stage!" exclaims Light.
The Broadway adaptation of THÉRÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Thérèse) in her Broadway debut, began preview performances on October 1, 2015, and opened officially October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54.
Knightley joins Tony award winner Gabriel Ebert (Camille), Matt Ryan (Laurent) and two-time Tony award winner Judith Light (Madame Raquin), alongside David Patrick Kelly, Jeff Still, Mary Wiseman,Glynis Bell, Alex Mickiewicz, Sara Topham, and Ray Virta in the cast.
A quiet young woman with a restless spirit, Thérèse (Knightley) submits to a loveless life at the side of her weak and selfish husband played by Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert (Matilda), and her controlling mother-in-law, played by two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light (The Assembled Parties)...until she meets his childhood friend Laurent played by Matt Ryan ("Constantine"). When their overwhelming passion spins violently out of control, they realize that love can be a dangerous game, and sometimes there is no winner.