The London production of David Hare's newly adapted The Blue Room , starring Hollywood film star Nicole Kidman and Iain Glen, will begin its Broadway run at the Cort Theatre on Nov. 27. The limited engagement of 111 performances officially opens Dec. 13.
The transfer is produced by the Shuberts, Scott Rudin, Robert Fox, Roger Belind and ABC, Inc. Tickets are currently on sale through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200.
The Blue Room is David Hare's modern take on Arthur Schnitzler's classic romantic text "Reigen," which later became La Ronde after the film version. First performed in 1912, the play caused a scandal with its bitter and comic assessment of love, depicted in a series of sexual liaisons. In the two-hander, Kidman and co-star Glen both play five different characters.
Hare's other plays include The Secret Rapture, Amy's View, Skylight, Racing Demon and The Judas Kiss.
The London staging premiered Sept. 22. Kidman has been praised by London critics for both her sexual wattage as well as her stage performance. One critic's dubbing of the show as "pure theatrical Viagra" has become almost as talked-about as the play itself. The star, who commands millions of dollars for her film appearances, is receiving the Equity standard of £250 per week for her run at the Donmar. She decided to make her West End debut as she and husband Tom Cruise have been residing in London for the past two years while filming for Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut."