The new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, opened at the Cort Theatre April 4. In the title role is two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson, seen last season on Broadway in Three Tall Women.
Performances of King Lear, which features an original score by Philip Glass, began February 28.
Flip through photos from opening night below:
Photos: King Lear Opens on Broadway
Rounding out the principal cast are Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as Earl of Gloucester, three-time Obie Award winner Elizabeth Marvel as Goneril, Aisling O’Sullivan as Regan, Pedro Pascal as Edmund, Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner John Douglas Thompson as Earl of Kent, and two-time Olivier Award winner and Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson as Cordelia/Fool.
King Lear details the gradual descent into madness of its title character, a King who, prior to offering his bequests, tests his three daughters by asking each of them to declare how much they love him. The decision leads to chaos and treachery within the kingdom.