King Charles III 2015

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 4+
Opened: November 1, 2015
Closing: January 31, 2016

King Charles III - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

Music Box Theatre (Broadway)
239 West 45th St. New York, NY

The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. A future of power lies before him... but how to rule?

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Play, King Charles III is the "bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining" (The Independent) drama of political intrigue by Mike Bartlett that comes to Broadway following a sensational West End run. Directed by Rupert Goold and deemed "the most insightful and engrossing new history play in decades" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, this "bold and brilliant" (The Times of London) production explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of Britain's democracy and the conscience of its most famous family.


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Aisle View: Vivat Charles III
9 / 10

Playwright Mike Bartlett's conceit is to give us a fanciful forecast of the next chapter of the House of Windsor, devised and written in the best Shakespearean style. Bartlett--working with visionary director Rupert Goold, who originated this production at the Almeida Theatre--has made a smashingly good job of it, and King Charles III is smashingly good. Here is a new Shakespearean tragedy, and one at which you won't likely be dozing off.

Tim Pigott-Smith’s Masterful ‘King Charles III’ Goes To Battle Over Press Freedom – Review
9 / 10

The Shakespeare comparisons are appropriate for several reasons: Not only does Bartlett (and his skillful director Rupert Goold) imagine a tale of serious shenanigans within Buckingham Palace; he does so with an ear finely tuned to a theme of the moment. And while King Charles III brims with timeliness, the play unfolds in iambic pentameter, the blank verse that Shakespeare employed to addTafline Steen and Richard Goulding in King Charles III weight and beauty to the narrative.

TCG Publishes Mike Bartlett's Broadway, West End Hit KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - January 7, 2016


BroadwayWorld has just learned that Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III, which has appeared in the West End and on Broadway, is now in print. Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announced its publication today. The play premiered in the spring of 2014 at Almeida Theatre in London, and made its move to Broadway in the fall of 2015.

VIDEO: KING CHARLES III's Oliver Chris Invites You on a Tour of Broadway's Music Box Theatre
by Michael Dale - December 17, 2015


The intimate Broadway house was originally co-owned by Irving Berlin and premiered his MUSIC BOX REVUES.

Columbia Professor James Shapiro Determines How Shakespearean Is KING CHARLES III
by Michael Dale - December 15, 2015


It's written in blank verse, contains soliloquies and even has a ghost, but is Mike Bartlett's future history play really Shakespearean?

KING CHARLES III's Costume Designer Tom Scutt: Dressing The Future With An Eye On The Past
by Michael Dale - November 12, 2015


The play is styled as classically Shakespearean, but the characters are real life contemporaries with the action set in the future.

KING CHARLES III's Mike Bartlett on Making Today's Royals Shakespearean Characters
by Michael Dale - November 10, 2015


The playwright utilizes blank verse in iambic pentameter in a futuristic story of today's royal family.

STAGE TUBE: KING CHARLES III Cast Praises New York Audiences
by Michael Dale - November 6, 2015


Would New York audiences be able to easily follow a drama about the intricacies of England's constitutional monarchy?

TV: Windsors Take New York! Chatting with the KING CHARLES III Company on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - November 3, 2015


The play about Britain's future king, King Charles III, which began previews October 10, 2015, officially opened Sunday night, November 1, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day, and you can go inside the after party below!

Photo Coverage: Long May He Reign! KING CHARLES III Cast Celebrates Opening Night
by Walter McBride - November 2, 2015


The play about Britain's future king, King Charles III, which began previews October 10, 2015, officially opened last night, November 1, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day, and you can check out photos from the after party below!

Photo Coverage: It's a Royal Red Carpet at Opening Night of KING CHARLES III!
by Walter McBride - November 2, 2015


The play about Britain's future king, King Charles III, which began previews October 10, 2015, officially opened last night, November 1, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day, and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below!

Photo Coverage: The Royals Take a Bow in Opening Night of KING CHARLES III
by Walter McBride - November 2, 2015


The play about Britain's future king, King Charles III, which began previews October 10, 2015, officially opened last night, November 1, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day, and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!

Review Roundup: KING CHARLES III Opens on Broadway- ALL the Reviews
by Sally Henry Fuller - November 1, 2015


The highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, King Charles III, which began previews October 10, 2015, is set to open on November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). Check out the reviews from the show below!

BWW Review: KING CHARLES III, The History Play Shakespeare Has Yet To Write
by Michael Dale - November 1, 2015


Mike Bartlett's abundantly clever and thoroughly engaging drama envisions controversy during the reign of England's next monarch.

All In The Family! A Checklist Of The Real-Life Royals of KING CHARLES III
by Michael Dale - October 29, 2015


Mike Bartlett's Olivier-winning futuristic drama envisions the early days of Prince Charles' reign as king.

Photo Flash: He's King of Broadway- First Look at KING CHARLES III!
by Nicole Rosky - October 19, 2015


The highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, King Charles III, which began previews October 10, 2015, is set to open on November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Coverage: KING CHARLES III Cast Celebrates New York Arrival!
by Walter McBride - October 7, 2015


The highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, King Charles III, will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). The company gathered on their first night in New York at 58 Gansevoort to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out photos below!

TV: There's a New King in Town- Company of the Olivier-Winning KING CHARLES III Meets the Press!
by Nicole Rosky - October 6, 2015


The highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, King Charles III, will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). The company gathered on their first night in New York at 58 Gansevoort to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out interviews with the company below!

KING CHARLES III Sets Broadway Rush Policy
by Tyler Peterson - October 5, 2015


With its first preview just days away KING CHARLES III has announced its general Broadway rush policy, BroadwayWorld has confirmed.

KING CHARLES III Invites Theatre Fans To BECOME A ROYAL on Facebook and Twitter
by Michael Dale - September 30, 2015


Place your Twitter and Facebook profile pics into the play's royal logo.

Box Office for KING CHARLES III on Broadway Opens Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - September 4, 2015


BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the box office for the critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, will officially open tomorrow, September 5 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC).  King Charles III, the highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for Sunday, November 1, 2015.

Photo Coverage: The Music Box Theatre Marquee Undergoes a Facelift, Preparing For The Arrival of KING CHARLES III
by Walter McBride - September 4, 2015


When a king comes to visit, especially in the Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, KING CHARLES III, a little sprucing up is in order.

Up on the Marquee: KING CHARLES III
by Walter McBride - July 9, 2015


The critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, is soon to open on Broadway this fall. The highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC). Check out photos of the marquee below!

Tickets to KING CHARLES III on Broadway Now on Sale
by Tyler Peterson - June 1, 2015


Producers Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman announced today that tickets are now on sale to the general public for the critically acclaimed Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, King Charles III, soon to open on Broadway this fall.  The highly anticipated play about Britain's future king, will begin previews October 10, 2015, with opening night set for November 1, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC).  

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King Charles III - 2015 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Tim Pigott-Smith
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Play Rupert Goold
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Play King Charles III
2016 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Tim Pigott-Smith
2016 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play Mike Bartlett
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) Tom Scutt
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Director of a Play Rupert Goold
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Play Mike Bartlett
2016 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Tom Scutt
2016 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play Rupert Goold
2016 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Richard Goulding
2016 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Tim Pigott-Smith
2016 Tony Awards Best Play Mike Bartlett

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