Jerusalem, British playwright Jez Butterworth's tragicomic play about the indelible inhabitants of a slice of rural England, featuring Tony Award winner Mark Rylance in a performance acclaimed as positively titanic, opened April 21 at Broadway's Music Box Theatre.
The production, directed by Ian Rickson (Broadway's The Seagull), began previews April 2. A limited 16-week engagement has been announced.
Here is a look at the opening night:
Jerusalem Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party
Joining Rylance and Mackenzie Crook ("The Office" in the U.K.) as pal Ginger in the Broadway run are Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr. (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) as Lee, Max Baker (Cyrano de Bergerac) as Wesley, Geraldine Hughes (Translations) as Dawn and Molly Ranson (August: Osage County) as Pea, alongside seven members of the original Royal Court and West End company: Alan David as The Professor, Aimeé-Ffion Edwards as Phaedra, Danny Kirrane as Davey, Charlotte Mills as Tanya, Sarah Moyle as Ms. Fawcett, Harvey Robinson as Mr. Parsons and Barry Sloane as Troy Whitworth. Aiden Eyrick and Mark Page alternate in the role of Marky.
Here's how the producers characterize the play: "In the woods of South West England, Johnny 'Rooster' Byron (Mark Rylance), former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol."
Performances are Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday at 2 and 8 PM, Thursday and Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2 and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com. For more information, visit www.JerusalemBroadway.com.