Jerusalem, with Mark Rylance, to Play Broadway's Music Box in the Spring

News   Jerusalem, with Mark Rylance, to Play Broadway's Music Box in the Spring
Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, which won the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play, will arrive on Broadway in the spring with its original star, Mark Rylance.

Mark Rylance in Jerusalem
Mark Rylance in Jerusalem Photo by Simon Annand

Rylance's director and co-star, Ian Rickson and Mackenzie Crook, respectively, are also on board for the New York run. The remainder of the cast of the Royal Court production are also expected to transfer. (Additional casting will be announced shortly.)

Previews will begin April 2, 2011, at the Music Box Theatre with an official opening April 21. The production is currently scheduled for a 16-week run.

Rylance won the 2010 Olivier Award and the 2009 London Evening Standard Theater Award for his performance in Jerusalem. He is currently back on Broadway in the revival of La Bete, which ends its run Jan. 9.

"In the woods of South West England," press notes state, "Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron (Mark Rylance), former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man.  The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol." 

Jerusalem's Olivier Award-winning design is by Ultz, with lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.  Composer is Stephen Warbeck.

The play will be produced on Broadway by Royal Court Theatre Productions, Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Roger Berlind and Robert G. Bartner. 

Show times will be Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday at 2 PM and 8 PM, Thursday and Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

Tickets are now available at

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