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King Lear - 2019 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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Glenda Jackson, just coming off her run in Three Tall Women on Broadway, has already set the date of her return.

Jackson will appear as the title character in King Lear in the play's Broadway run next year.

Jackson is no stranger to this role, playing it previously in 2016 at London's Old Vic. The Broadway production will be entirely different, with new staging.

History:

Revival
Market:Broadway
Previews: February 28, 2019
Closing:June 09, 2019

Running Time:

Three hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

James Earl Jones Theater (Broadway)

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Address:
138 West 48th St.
New York,NY

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Featured Reviews For King Lear


'King Lear': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
It's often said that there's no greater grief than a parent's loss of a child, so it follows that there's no more devastating moment in King Lear than when the monarch's pitiless odyssey through familial betrayal, rage and madness, triggered by his own blind vanity, leaves him cradling the dead body of the one daughter whose love for him was pure. That goes double when the title character's tragic arc is explored, in Sam Gold's aggressively modern, gender-blind production, by the magnificent Glenda Jackson. The searing pathos of Lear's abject diminishment seems all the more powerful given the steely authority that precedes it.

BWW Review: Glenda Jackson is Wickedly Fun in Sam Gold's Surprisingly Comic Take on Shakespeare's KING LEAR - BroadwayWorld
As the political power struggle intensifies and the body count begins to rise, Gold guides his actors to a smooth transition into the tension and tragedy of its climax. Jackson's Lear is no less pitiable in the play's final moments than he might have been with a less presentational performance. But for audiences, the journey getting to those final moments is a just a little more kick-back enjoyable than usual.


 



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by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2019
Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 9, 2019. King Lear began previews on Thursday, February 28, 2019 and opened on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). At the time of its closing, it will have played 34 preview performances and 76 regular performances.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2019
This weekend, Glenda Jackson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lillys, an organization that honors women in the theater. Jackson was honored onstage following a performance of King Lear, by her costar Elizabeth Marvel.
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2019
On April 29, Glenda Jackson appeared in conversation at 92nd Street Y to discuss her career with moderator Annette Insdorf.
by Kaitlin Milligan - April 22, 2019
Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson stopped by TODAY to talk about bringing Shakespear's 'King Lear' to Broadway. Jackson talks about how her friend, Nuria Espert, who played Lear in Barcelona, was the person who told her to play Lear herself. Wilson also reveals how this is her first Shakespeare play, and that playing two roles is quite the undertaking.
by A.A. Cristi - April 14, 2019
This season, Broadway welcomes a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson.
by Stage Tube - April 11, 2019
'King Lear' star Ruth Wilson was a guest on last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During the interview, Wilson recalled when she was in the show 'Header' at the National Theatre and she had to think fast during a live performance when someone from the audience called out, 'Is there a doctor in the house?'
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 5, 2019
One of Shakespeare's greatest dramas officially returned to Broadway last night. Led by two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson, King Lear, under the direction of Sam Gold, opened at the Cort Theatre, where it will play through Sunday, July 7, 2019.
by Michael Dale - April 5, 2019
In recalling the great comedies penned by William Shakespeare, classics like TWELFTH NIGHT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and the one about all the errors have been making audiences bust out in laughter for hundreds of years. But King Lear? Certainly one of the English language's great tragedies, with the title character's vanity coupled with his descent into madness providing great older actors a chance to fully display their dramatic skills.
by Jennifer Broski - April 5, 2019
This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson and directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, opened last night at the Cort Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7, 2019.
by Marika O'Hara - April 4, 2019
Glenda Jackson has two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and took him last year's Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play. The stage and screen favorite is now taking on the title role in William Shakespeare's King Lear, opening on Broadway tonight at the Cort Theater, but did you know that she also had a career in politics?  Take a look back at her political career through the clips below.
by Stephi Wild - April 4, 2019
King Lear is making its triumphant return to Broadway, starring Glenda Jackson in a gender-swapped version of the title role. As we gear up for this revival, let's take a look back on some notable Lears past...
by Nicole Rosky - April 3, 2019
This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson and directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, will open tomorrow, April 4, 2019 at the Cort Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7, 2019.
by Nicole Rosky - February 28, 2019
This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson and directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, will begin previews Thursday, February 28, 2019 and will open Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Cort Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7, 2019.
by Paul Smith - February 22, 2019
Glenda Jackson begins performances as King Lear next week, but made a stop at Seth Meyers before starting at the Cort Theatre.
by Walter McBride - February 11, 2019
This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson in the title role, will also star Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell, three-time Obie Award winner Elizabeth Marvel, Aisling O'Sullivan, Pedro Pascal, Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner John Douglas Thompson, and two-time Olivier Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Ruth Wilson.
by Alan Henry - September 12, 2018
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of King Lear, starring Glenda Jackson!

King Lear Frequently Asked Questions

What other awards has King Lear been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ruth Wilson and Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for King Lear.

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