Olivier Award-Winning Prince Charles Satire King Charles III to Reign on Broadway

News   Olivier Award-Winning Prince Charles Satire King Charles III to Reign on Broadway
 
King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's "future history play" that won the Olivier Award for best new play Sunday night, will transfer to Broadway this fall.

The announcement came within hours of Charles III being named Best New Play at the 2015 Olivier Awards, London's Tonys.

Tim Pigott-Smith ("Downton Abbey," "V for Vendetta,") will recreate his role as Charles Windsor in the play, which will start previews Oct. 10 and open Nov. 1 at the Music Box Theatre.

Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith Photo by Johan Persson

The play imagines a future when Prince Charles takes over the monarchy from his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

As previously reported, King Charles III will be presented by Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman, producers of recent transfers The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the double-bill of Twelfth Night/Richard III, respectively.

After receiving its world premiere at London's Almeida Theater, King Charles III transferred to the West End, where it played an extended run through Jan. 31. Rupert Goold, (Enron, Macbeth) directed.

Bartlett's previous plays include Artefacts, Cock, Love Love Love, Bull, Chariots of Fire, Contractions, My Child, Medea and 13.

Visit kingcharlesiiibroadway.com for more information.

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