Political Drama Oslo Will Transfer to Broadway

News   Oslo Will Transfer to Broadway J.T. Rogers’ political thriller will play the Vivian Beaumont Theater next spring with the original cast.
Michael Aronov,
Michael Aronov, Anthony Azizi, and Jefferson Mays in Oslo. T. Charles Erickson

The Lincoln Center Theater production of J.T. Rogers’ Oslo, a political thriller about the secret talks that led to the 1993 peace agreement between Israel and the PLO, will move to Broadway’s Vivian Beaumont Theater next spring with the original cast.

Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays
Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays T. Charles Erickson

The Bartlett Sher-helmed production began performances Off-Broadway June 16 and officially opened July 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater with a cast that includes two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle (The Real Thing) and Tony winner Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder). The Broadway production is set to kick off March 23, 2017, with an official opening night set for April 13.

The original cast will make the move to Broadway next year. It also features Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, Anthony Azizi, Jeb Kreager, Christopher McHale, Angela Pierce and T. Ryder Smith.

Billed as a “darkly comic epic,” the LCT-commissioned play tells the story of how a young couple, played by Ehle and Mays, planned top-secret meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, culminating in the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords. The show is currently playing a sold-out run at the Newhouse through August 28.

THE VERDICT: WHAT DO CRITICS THINK OF POLITICAL THRILLER OSLO?

“Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, Oslo is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together—and fighting each other—as they seek to change the world,” state LCT press notes.

Take a look at photos from Oslo's opening night Off-Broadway:

The production features sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Peter John Still.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit lct.org.

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