A Cover Story: La Bete

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David Hirson's 17th-century-set satire La Bete, currently playing London's Comedy Theatre, will transfer to Broadway's Music Box Theatre Sept. 23.

According to producers, "A popular street performer and a classical writer square off in American playwright David Hirson's thoughtful comedy La Bete. The Olivier Award-winning Best Play, written in 1990, pits high-brow against low-brow in 17th Century France when the two artists vie for a royal endorsement. In our age of sensationalism and reality television, what begins as a rollicking comedy soon challenges audiences to decide for themselves: can culture be populist?"

Director Matthew Warchus' cast stars David Hyde Pierce, Mark Rylance and Joanna Lumley.

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