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Skylight - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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.

History:

Revival
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: March 13, 2015
Closing:June 14, 2015

Running Time:

Two hours and 20 minutes

John Golden Theatre (Broadway)

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About the Theatre  

Address:
252 West 45th St.
New York,NY

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Featured Reviews For Skylight


'Skylight': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
...the three-decade age difference adds interesting layers to Kyra's daddy complex, and Nighy projects such unforced charm and wit that it's easy to imagine him seducing a smart, attractive girl in her twenties. The actor has a peerless way with Hare's caustic dialogue; he's magnetic in sardonic mode, when feigning indifference, in sputtering moments of rage, or letting down his guard to show his creeping desperation...Mulligan is more contained but no less commanding. She's watchful, controlled and wary, almost as if Kyra has played out this encounter many times in her head. And yet she's unable to deny a deep affection for Tom that lingers as undiminished as the hurt. If restless physicality and verbal dexterity are the signature traits of Nighy's performance, it's Mulligan's stillness and emotional transparency, battling with pride and anger, that distinguish her fine work, even navigating some of Hare's speechier passages with naturalness. Daldry has drawn three exquisite performances from his cast, and they lock together both in sharp contrast and in melancholy harmony with one another.

Mulligan, Nighy offer searching 'Skylight' - USA Today
But Hare's play is not a polemic, and the chasm that has grown between Tom and Kyra owes to more than political differences. In this U.K.-based production, directed with compassion and brutal clarity by Stephen Daldry, both emerge as flawed, sympathetic, believable human beings...This Tom, for all his superficial arrogance, is a man overwhelmed with restlessness...We see the flickers of shame and vulnerability behind his imperiousness. Mulligan's Kyra has her own nervous energy, but is more palpably weighed down by repressed passion, and guilt...Sad-eyed and draped in an oversize sweater, Mulligan seems almost physically transformed by her character's premature weariness...Whether Kyra and Tom can reconcile or not, this Skylight assures us, both will endure -- as will the troubled, contradictory world around them.


 



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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.
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!
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.
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'.
by Robert Diamond - April 28, 2015
Bill Nighy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Skylight
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.'
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!
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!
by Michael Dale - April 3, 2015
Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy are exceptional in David Hare's drama of a mismatched relationship.
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...
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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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!

Skylight Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Skylight been nominated for?
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, Best Revival of a Play for John Johnson, Best Revival of a Play for Sue Wagner, Best Revival of a Play for Joey Parnes, Best Revival of a Play for David Mirvish, Best Revival of a Play for Carlos Arana, Best Revival of a Play for The Araca Group, Best Revival of a Play for True Love Productions, Best Revival of a Play for Stuart Thompson, Best Revival of a Play for Spring Sirkin, Best Revival of a Play for Heni Koenigsberg, Best Revival of a Play for Scott M. Delman, Best Revival of a Play for Una Jackman, Best Revival of a Play for Skylight, Best Revival of a Play for Catherine Adler, Best Revival of a Play for Stephanie P. McClelland, Best Revival of a Play for The Shubert Organization, Best Revival of a Play for Jon B. Platt, Best Revival of a Play for Roy Furman, Best Revival of a Play for Roger Berlind, Best Revival of a Play for Eli Bush, Best Revival of a Play for Scott RudinBest Revival of a Play for Robert Fox and Best Scenic Design of a Play for Bob Crowley.

What Tony Awards has Skylight won?
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, Best Revival of a Play for John Johnson, Best Revival of a Play for Sue Wagner, Best Revival of a Play for Joey Parnes, Best Revival of a Play for David Mirvish, Best Revival of a Play for Carlos Arana, Best Revival of a Play for The Araca Group, Best Revival of a Play for True Love Productions, Best Revival of a Play for Stuart Thompson, Best Revival of a Play for Spring Sirkin, Best Revival of a Play for Heni Koenigsberg, Best Revival of a Play for Scott M. Delman, Best Revival of a Play for Una Jackman, Best Revival of a Play for Skylight, Best Revival of a Play for Catherine Adler, Best Revival of a Play for Stephanie P. McClelland, Best Revival of a Play for The Shubert Organization, Best Revival of a Play for Jon B. Platt, Best Revival of a Play for Roy Furman Best Revival of a Play for Roger Berlind and Best Revival of a Play for Eli Bush Best Revival of a Play for Scott Rudin Best Revival of a Play for Robert Fox Best Scenic Design of a Play for Bob Crowley.

What other awards has Skylight been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Carey Mulligan, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Bill NighyOutstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for David Hare and Outstanding Revival Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Skylight.

What other awards has Skylight won?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Carey Mulligan Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Bill Nighy Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for David Hare Outstanding Revival Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Skylight.

What awards has Skylight been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Carey Mulligan, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Bill NighyOutstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for David Hare and Outstanding Revival Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Skylight.

What awards has Skylight won?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Carey Mulligan Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Bill Nighy Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for David Hare Outstanding Revival Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Skylight.

What productions of Skylight have there been?
Skylight has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1996, West End which opened in 2014 and Broadway which opened in 2015.