PHOTO CALL: Jerusalem, With Mark Rylance, John Gallagher Jr., Mackenzie Crook, on Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Jerusalem, With Mark Rylance, John Gallagher Jr., Mackenzie Crook, on Broadway
 
Jerusalem, the Jez Butterworth play about the indelible inhabitants of a slice of rural England, featuring Tony Award winner Mark Rylance in a performance acclaimed as positively titanic, plays Broadway's Music Box Theatre.

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."

Here is a first look at the show on Broadway:


 

The production, directed by Ian Rickson (Broadway's The Seagull), will open April 21; a limited 16-week engagement has been announced. Jerusalem opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July 2009 with critics praising Butterworth for his comic elegy for a disappearing way of life in rural England. The production played an extended sold-out run at the Royal Court before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January 2010, where critics again embraced it.

Joining Rylance and Mackenzie Crook ("The Office" in the U.K.) as 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.

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.

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