Various NY Metropolitan-Area Venues to Host Screening of National Theatre's Phèdre

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22 Jun 2009

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Catherine Ashmore
A host of venues in the New York metropolitan area will offer screenings of the National Theatre's current production of Phèdre, which stars Academy Award winner Helen Mirren.

The screenings are part of NT Live, a new initiative by London's National Theatre to broadcast live performances of plays onto cinema screens around the world. NT Live will launch June 25.

In the New York City area, screenings can be seen at Film Society of Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Director's Guild Theatre, Cinema Arts Centre, Fairfield University (Connecticut), Monmouth University (New Jersey) and the Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, DC).

The cast of the Jean Racine play — in a version by Ted Hughes — features Mirren and Dominic Cooper; Nicholas Hytner directed.

Broadcast details follow:

  • The Director's Guild Theatre – Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 PM
  • Monmouth University, NJ – Thursday, June 25 at 7 PM
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music – Thursday, July 9 at 7 PM
  • Film Society of Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater – Monday, July 6 at 4 PM and 8 PM
  • Fairfield University, CT – Saturday, July 11 at 2 PM
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) – Monday, June 29 and Monday, July 13 at 7:30 PM
  • Cinema Arts Centre (Long Island) – Friday, July 24 at 7:30 PM



    The broadcast will also be shown on screens across the United States, including the Mann Theatre in Hollywood, the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis.

    For a complete list of U.S. dates, times and locations, visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/47486/venues-amp-booking/united-states.html.

    Ticket prices vary by venue. The average ticket price is $20.