Therese Raquin 2015

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: October 29, 2015
Closing: January 03, 2016

Therese Raquin - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

Studio 54 (Broadway)
254 West 54th St. New York, NY

In this tale of love, lust, betrayal, and guilt, based upon the novel by Emile Zola, Therese has made peace with her loveless marriage to a weak man when her world is turned upside down by Laurent walking through the door. Unable to ignore their passion, the pair sets off on a violent path that may have far worse consequences for the perpetrators than for the victims.


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Therese Raquin

Thérèse Raquin
8 / 10

Evan Cabnet's production, with its handsome set by Beowulf Boritt, does atmospheric justice to Thérèse's desperation: When she and Laurent meet for a tryst, his cramped artist's garret hangs in the middle of the stage, like a cloud. Helen Edmundson's cold-eyed thriller doesn't shy from the lurid misanthropy of Emile Zola's 1867 novel (a tale of adultery and murder and their brutal retribution) or its gothic, Poe-esque denouement. But it does give a sharp sense of the limited options available to women. Thérèse may be a shark -- the word in French is requin -- but you pity her the way you might a shark in an aquarium.

'Therese Raquin': Theater Review
7 / 10

No disrespect to Keira Knightley, whose bristling performance in the title role of Therese Raquin ranges compellingly from suffocated imprisonment through ecstatic liberation to haunted hysteria, but the real star of director Evan Cabnet's Broadway production is the design team. Beginning with an austere canvas of deadening gray that engulfs the play's antiheroine, Beowulf Boritt's imaginative sets -- daubed in lighting designer Keith Parham's painterly shadings -- boldly evoke the loveless marriage at the center of Emile Zola's novel. But British playwright Helen Edmundson's adaptation is a mixed bag, falling into traps that may be unavoidable in any literal treatment of this material for contemporary audiences.

VIDEO: A Close-Up Look At THERESE RAQUIN's On-Stage River and Row Boat With Designer Beowulf Boritt
by Michael Dale - December 3, 2015


Director Evan Cabnet and set designer Beowulf Boritt give an insider look creating the drama's pivotal visual.

VIDEO: THERESE RAQUIN's Judith Light Talks Return to Broadway on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - November 27, 2015


In an interview on this morning's TODAY, two-time Tony Award winning actress Judith Light discussed her hit Amazon series 'Transparent' as well as her return to Broadway in the new stage adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN.

VIDEO: THERESE RAQUIN Company Excited To Bring A 19th Century Classic To Broadway
by Michael Dale - November 7, 2015


The company celebrates opening night with enthused words about the play and their production.

TV: Keira Knightley Reflects on Her Big Broadway Debut on Opening Night of THERESE RAQUIN!
by TV - Opening Night Special - October 30, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, began preview performances on October 1, 2015, and opened officially last night, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. BroadwayWord was there for all of the festivities and below, you can check out interviews with Knightley and her costars from after the curtain went down!

TV: But How Do you Pronounce It? Randy Rainbow Solves the Mystery of THERESE RAQUIN
by Randy Rainbow - October 31, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, just opened at Studio 54, but one question remains for mostly anyone who passes the marquee. How on earth to do pronounce it?  In the video below, Randy Rainbow takes to the streets to find out from some ordinary New Yorkers.

Photo Coverage: Keira Knightley & THERESE RAQUIN Company Celebrate Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - October 30, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, began preview performances on October 1, 2015, and opened officially last night, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. BroadwayWord was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the after party below!

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THERESE RAQUIN
by Walter McBride - October 30, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, began preview performances on October 1, 2015, and opened officially last night, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. BroadwayWord was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below!

Photo Coverage: Keira Knightley & THERESE RAQUIN Cast Take Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - October 30, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, began preview performances on October 1, 2015, and opened officially last night, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. BroadwayWord was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!

Review Roundup: THERESE RAQUIN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - October 29, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, opens officially tonight, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. Let's see what the critics had to say...

TV: Watch Keira Knightley & More in THERESE RAQUIN on Broadway; Opens Tonight!
by Nicole Rosky - October 29, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, began preview performances on October 1, 2015, and opens officially tonight, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. Check out highlights of the cast in action below!

THERESE RAQUIN, Starring Keira Knightley, Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, began preview performances on October 1, 2015, and opens officially tonight, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54.

BWW Review: Keira Knightley in a Gorgeously Designed and Understated THERESE RAQUIN
by Michael Dale - October 29, 2015


Director Evan Cabnet's mounting of Helen Edmundson's adaptation looks like a somewhat faded oil painting come to life. 

Are You Making More Money Than THERESE RAQUIN's Keira Knightley? You May Be Surprised
by Michael Dale - October 22, 2015


Broadway's non-profit theatre companies often get major name stars to work in limited runs for a surprisingly low salary.

THERESE RAQUIN's Keira Knightley Talks Making Broadway Debut
by Caryn Robbins - October 21, 2015


In an all-new interview with today's The New York Times, Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley speaks about making her Broadway debut in the current adaptation of Therese Raquin.

STAGE TUBE: Gabriel Ebert and Matt Ryan Talk Of Emile Zola's Scandalous THERESE RAQUIN
by Michael Dale - October 20, 2015


Matt Ryan says its about, 'what happens when two people give in to their most primal urges and instincts.'

Photo Flash: First Look at Keira Knightley, Judith Light & More in Roundabout's THERESE RAQUIN
by Tyler Peterson - October 13, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, began preview performances on October 1, 2015, and opens officially on Thursday, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. The new adaptation is written by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Emile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet. Check out a first look below!

Roundabout Resumes Performances of THERESE RAQUIN Tonight After Keira Knightley's Injury
by Nicole Rosky - October 8, 2015


As BroadwayWorld recently reported, last night's performance of THERÈSE RAQUIN was cancelled because Keira Knightley suffered a minor injury. We have just confirmed that performances will resume tonight, October 8.

Roundabout Cancels Tonight's Performance of THERESE RAQUIN; Keira Knightley Injured
by Jessica Khan - October 7, 2015


BroadwayWorld has just learned that tonight's (October 7) performance of THERÈSE RAQUIN has been cancelled. Roundabout confirmed that Keira Knightley has suffered a minor injury and that the production 'hopes to resume performances again tomorrow at 8pm.'

Photo Flash: Keira Knightley & Cast of THERESE RAQUIN Take First Broadway Bows!
by Nicole Rosky - October 2, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, began preview performances last night, October 1, 2015, and opens officially on Thursday, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. The new adaptation is written by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Emile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet. Below, check out photos of the company taking their first Broadway bows!

UPDATE: Disturbance Stops THERESE RAQUIN As Audience Member 'Proposes' To Keira Knightley; Roundabout Rep Releases Statement
by Michael Dale - October 2, 2015


Several audience members who attended tonight's first preview of THERÈSE RAQUIN have posted on separate social media accounts of a disturbance that stopped the performance.

Roundabout's THERESE RAQUIN, Starring Keira Knightley, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of THERÈSE RAQUIN, starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) in her Broadway debut, begins preview performances tonight, October 1, 2015, and opens officially on Thursday, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54.

Photo Flash: Keira Knightley, Judith Light & More in Rehearsal for Roundabout's THERESE RAQUIN
by Tyler Peterson - September 21, 2015


Therese Raquin will begin preview performances on Thursday, October 1, 2015, and open officially on Thursday, October 29, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in rehearsal below!

Up on the Marquee: THERESE RAQUIN
by Walter McBride - September 18, 2015


The Broadway adaptation of Therese Raquin will star Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) making her Broadway debut alongside Tony award winner Gabriel Ebert (Camille), Matt Ryan(Laurent) and two-time Tony award winner Judith Light (Madame Raquin). This adaptation of Therese Raquin is written by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Emile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet. The full cast will also include David Patrick Kelly, Jeff Still, Mary Wiseman, Glynis Bell, Alex Mickiewicz, Sara Topham, Ray Virta.

Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's THERESE RAQUIN, Starring Keira Knightley
by Tyler Peterson - September 1, 2015


BroadwayWorld has confirmed additional casting for the Broadway adaptation of Therese Raquin starring Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightley (Therese) making her Broadway debut alongside Tony award winner Gabriel Ebert (Camille), Matt Ryan (Laurent) and two-time Tony award winner Judith Light (Madame Raquin). This adaptation of Therese Raquin is written by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Emile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet.

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Therese Raquin - 2015 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2016 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Judith Light
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Judith Light
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Play Helen Edmundson
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Beowulf Boritt
2016 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play Beowulf Boritt

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