Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests) helms the production, which will officially open Oct. 14 and play a limited engagement through Feb. 13, 2011, at the Music Box Theatre. The script has been revised since 1991.
La Bête is billed as "a comic tour de force about Elomire (Pierce), a high-minded classical dramatist who loves only the theatre, and Valere (Rylance), a low-brow street clown who loves only himself. When the fickle princess (Lumley) decides she's grown weary of Elomire's royal theatre troupe, he and Valere are left fighting for survival as art squares off with ego in a literary showdown for the ages."
Here is a look at La Bête:
La Bête on Broadway, with David Hyde Pierce, Mark Rylance and Joanna Lumley
Tickets for the Broadway run are available by phoning (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge. The Music Box Theatre is located at 239 West 45th Street.