Tony Winner Glenda Jackson Will Return to Broadway in Title Role of King Lear

Broadway News   Tony Winner Glenda Jackson Will Return to Broadway in Title Role of King Lear
 
The award-winning actor just finished her critically acclaimed run in the Broadway bow of Three Tall Women.
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Oscar winner Glenda Jackson, who won a 2018 Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway bow of Three Tall Women, will return to Broadway in 2019 in the title role of a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear.

Produced by Scott Rudin, performances will begin March 6, 2019, prior to an official opening April 11 at a Broadway house to be announced.

“Performing King Lear in London was a wonderful and fulfilling experience, but this is a role you continue to work on and to make new discoveries,” Jackson said in a statement. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the role anew, and look forward to the challenge of performing it on Broadway.”

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Jackson spent 23 years as a member of Parliament and in 2016, returned to acting, playing the title role in Shakespeare’s King Lear at The Old Vic, for which she received an Olivier nomination, the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress, and a Critics Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance.

The upcoming Broadway production will be a new staging, not the Old Vic mounting. Creative team and additional casting for King Lear will be announced in coming weeks.

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