Skylight Revival 2015

Run Time:
Two hours and 20 minutes
Ages: 14+
Opened: April 2, 2015
Closing: June 14, 2015

Skylight - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

John Golden Theatre (Broadway)
252 West 45th St. New York, NY

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

David Hare's Skylight originally premiered at the National Theatre in London in 1995 before going on to play smash hit engagements in the West End and on Broadway the following year. When the 2014 production of Skylight opened in the West End in June it was praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Theater Review: An Illuminating Skylight
9 / 10

And yet here they are in David Hare's Skylight, a monkey and a moonbeam, somehow bringing the same story to thrilling life. Nighy, as will be obvious to anyone who saw him in Love Actually or as Davy Jones in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, is the monkey, or perhaps better to call him a Catherine wheel of tics and poses and stutters and quirks. 'Mannered' is not a strong enough word to describe the way he creates the illusion of character from a million incessant, if apparently spontaneous, affectations. (At several points, he struts across the stage sideways, his long legs pointing into the wings while his face stares down the audience.) Meanwhile, as she did in An Education and in the 2008 Broadway production The Seagull, Mulligan creates the illusion of character with no affectations at all. In fact, she hardly seems to be doing anything - and then suddenly tears will fling themselves from her eyes, or a smile will rise from some depth to the surface and recede again. She is as rivetingly, radically transparent as he is hilariously baroque, but in the end that's only fitting; the play, one of Hare's best, is about the gap between what's reconcilable and what's not.

‘Skylight’ theater review: Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy are exes reunited in Broadway revival of David Hare play
6 / 10

There's never much question about how things will end. But the stars make it intriguing with their contrasting portraits that open another chasm between the characters. Nighy is all tics and poses and ants-in-the-pants restlessness. Mulligan is calm and measured - and even at her most self-righteous, she never sounds like she's preaching. She even makes the melodramatic move of tossing a drawer of silverware work.

SKYLIGHT's Carey Mulligan & Husband Marcus Mumford Expecting First Child
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2015

Us Weekly writes that Skylight Tony nominee Carey Mulligan is expecting her first child with her husband Marcus Mumford, lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons.

STAGE TUBE: SKYLIGHT Team's Best Revival of a Play Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - June 8, 2015

The producers of Skylight accepted this year's Tony Award for Bset Revival of a Play, and you can see their full speech below!

THIS JUST IN - Broadway Production of SKYLIGHT Recoups!
by Robert Diamond - May 31, 2015

The producers of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of David Hare's SKYLIGHT, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry and starring Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, and Matthew Beard, have announced that the production has recouped its entire capitalization.

VIDEO: Watch SKYLIGHT's Carey Mulligan Sing in Upcoming Romantic Drama
by Caryn Robbins - April 30, 2015

Below, check out a first look in which Mulligan and Sheen duet on the folk tune 'Let No Man Steal Your Thyme'.

2015 Tony Nominees React - Bill Nighy - 'one of the great plays of our times'
by Robert Diamond - April 28, 2015

Bill Nighy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Skylight

2015 Tony Nominees React - Carey Mulligan 'dream come true'
by Robert Diamond - April 28, 2015

'I couldn't be more thrilled for our cast, incredible director and ingenious creative team. I watched my first Broadway play at 14 and pictured myself up on that stage. For it not only to become a reality but then to be so generously and warmly accepted by this community is nothing short of a dream come true and is truly humbling.'

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Broadway's SKYLIGHT on Opening Night- Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 3, 2015

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy are currently reprising their critically acclaimed West End performances in the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight at the John Golden Theatre, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry. Skylight, which also features Matthew Beard, opened last night, April 2, at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with the company after the curtain went down below!

Photo Flash: SKYLIGHT Opens on Broadway - Inside the After-Party with Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy & More!
by Tyler Peterson - April 3, 2015

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy are currently reprising their critically acclaimed West End performances in the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight at the John Golden Theatre, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry. Skylight, which also features Matthew Beard, opened last night, April 2, at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Check out photos from the show's after-party below!

BWW Reviews: Hare's SKYLIGHT Talks a Good Game
by Michael Dale - April 3, 2015

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy are exceptional in David Hare's drama of a mismatched relationship.

Review Roundup: SKYLIGHT Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - April 2, 2015

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy are currently reprising their critically acclaimed West End performances in the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight at the John GoldenTheatre, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry. SKYLIGHT, which also features Matthew Beard, opens tonight, April 2, at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...

SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2015

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy are currently reprising their critically acclaimed West End performances in the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight at the John Golden Theatre, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry.

BWW TV: Watch a Scene from Broadway's SKYLIGHT- with Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy!
by Nicole Rosky - April 1, 2015

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances in the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry. SKYLIGHT played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June; it recently received the 2014 Evening Standard Award for Revival of the year. SKYLIGHT, which also features Matthew Beard, is currently in previews at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), where it will open tomorrow, Thursday, April 2. Skylight will play a 13-week limited engagement through Sunday, June, 21. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a scene from the show, featuring Nighy and Mulligan in action!

Photo Flash: First Look at Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy in SKYLIGHT on Broadway
by Tyler Peterson - April 1, 2015

Mulligan and Bill Night reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances in the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry. Skylight played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June; it recently received the 2014 Evening Standard Award for Revival of the year. Check out a first look at the cast on stage below!

VIDEO: Carey Mulligan Talks Cooking Spaghetti on Stage in Broadway's SKYLIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - March 27, 2015

Carey Mulligan stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to talk about cooking the classic dish, Spaghetti Bolognese from scratch on stage every night in her new Broadway play SKYLIGHT.

Reminder: SKYLIGHT Dark for a Week of Performances in April
by Tyler Peterson - March 24, 2015

Just a reminder, Broadway's SKYLIGHT will take a week off of performances in April while cast members attend to prior commitments, the show's Telecharge listings confirm. The show will be dark from April 13-20.

VIDEO: Carey Mulligan Talks Broadway's SKYLIGHT on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - March 19, 2015

Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about starring in SKYLIGHT on Broadway. In the play, the actress portrays a teacher exploring a complicated relationship with a former lover.

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Skylight has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1996, West End which opened in 2014 and Broadway which opened in 2015.
Skylight has been nominated for several Tony Awards, including Best Direction of a Play for Stephen Daldry, Best Lighting Design of a Play for Natasha Katz, Best Revival of a Play for Jay Alix, John Johnson, Sue Wagner, Joey Parnes, David Mirvish, Carlos Arana, The Araca Group, True Love Productions, Stuart Thompson, Spring Sirkin, Heni Koenigsberg, Scott M. Delman, Una Jackman, Catherine Adler, Stephanie P. McClelland, The Shubert Organization, Jon B. Platt, Roy Furman, Roger Berlind, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Robert Fox, and Best Scenic Design of a Play for Bob Crowley.
Skylight has won several Tony Awards, including Best Direction of a Play for Stephen Daldry, Best Lighting Design of a Play for Natasha Katz, and Best Revival of a Play for various producers and production companies. Other awards include Best Scenic Design of a Play for Bob Crowley.
Skylight has been nominated for several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award for Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy at the Drama League Awards. Additionally, David Hare was nominated for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards, and Skylight was nominated for Outstanding Revival Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Skylight has won several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for David Hare, and Outstanding Revival Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Skylight.

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