By Robert Simonson
and Terri Paddock, What's On Stage, London
15 Oct 1998
|Photo by Photo by Mark Douet|
It's official. As first reported on Oct. 15 on Playbill On-Line, the London production of David Hare's newly adapted The Blue Room , starring Hollywood film star Nicole Kidman and Iain Glen, will transfer to Broadway's Cort Theatre after it closes at the 250-seat off West End venue at the end of this month. The praised drama will begin previews on Nov. 27 for a limited engagement of 111 performances. Opening night is Dec. 13.
The transfer is produced by the Shuberts, Scott Rudin, Robert Fox, Roger Belind and ABC, Inc. Tickets are currently on sale through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200.
The Blue Room is David Hare's modern take of Arthur Schnitzler's classic romantic text "Reigen" which later became La Ronde after the film version. First performed in 1912, the play caused a scandal with its bitter and comic assessment of love, depicted in a series of sexual liaisons. In the two-hander, Kidman and co-star Glen both play five different characters.
The Blue Room is directed by Sam Mendes, artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, with design by Mark Thompson, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and music by Paddy Cuneen.