Is Nicole Kidman Bringing Photograph 51 to New York?

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She played one of the discoverers of DNA in the hit London drama.
Nicole Kidman in <i>Photograph 51</i>
Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51 Photo by Johan Persson

Oscar winner Nicole Kidman will recreate her award-winning role as a genetic scientist in the play Photograph 51 on Broadway, according to an unsourced report in The New York Post.

The Post reported that the play will arrive on Broadway this fall, possibly at the Lyceum, which is currently booked with Fully Committed.

Kidman plays Rosalind Franklin, the woman who cracked the mystery of DNA, in Ziegler's 95-minute drama about the pursuit of science, love and success. The title refers to the 1952 x-ray diffraction image that first depicted the now-familiar double-helix structure of DNA, the genetic building block of life. Others got credit for the discovery when they published the information. The play also deals with Franklin's fight with cancer.

Kidman won the Evening Standard Award as Best Actress for her performance.

This will not be the New York premiere of the play. Photograph 51, seen Off-Broadway in 2010, officially opened Sept. 14 at the Noel Coward Theatre on the West End, and closed Nov. 21, 2015


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Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51 Photo by Johan Persson

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In September, Playbill.com reported how the show's director, Michael Grandage, spoke about a possible Broadway transfer. The Tony winner, who will helm Hughie on Broadway in February, had said that plans were still "up in the air." He also mentioned Kidman's conflicting film schedules, with the star tapped for the new John Cameron Mitchell film "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," which begins filming this month.

Kidman herself announced during a post-show Q&A last fall that she hoped to take Photograph 51 to Australia and New York and to make a film version of the play, according to the Daily Mail.

Watch a trailer for Photograph 51 below:

 

 
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