Jude Law Hamlet to Play Broadway in September

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Producer Arielle Tepper Madover announced June 30 that the current acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Hamlet — starring Jude Law in the title role — will arrive on Broadway Sept. 12 for a 12-week engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre. Michael Grandage directs.

In a statement director Grandage said, "Following our recent productions of Frost/Nixon and Mary Stuart, I am delighted we have been invited to bring another of our productions to Broadway. We feel very privileged to be part of such a vibrant theatre community and it is exciting to think that so many people will get to engage with our work and to witness Jude Law’s extraordinary performance."

Hamlet will conclude its sold-out run at London's Wyndham's Theatre Aug. 22. It then travels to Kronberg Castle, Elsinore, for a sold-out run Aug. 25-30.

The limited run of Hamlet will officially open on Broadway Oct. 6. Law will be joined onstage by the Donmar Theatre company of actors from London and Elsinore. Complete casting for the New York run will be announced at a later time.

"In Shakespeare's definitive tragedy," press notes state, "the King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet (Jude Law) determines to avenge his father's death with devastating consequences for his family and the kingdom."

The production is designed by Christopher Oram with lighting design by Neil Austin. Composer and sound designer is Adam Cork. The New York run will mark Law's first time on the Broadway stage since his Tony-nominated debut in 1995 in Indiscretions. Law, who last appeared on the London stage in the Young Vic's productions of Dr. Faustus and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, is best known for his film roles in "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Road to Perdition," "Wilde," "Sherlock Holmes," "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus," "The Repossession Mambo," "Sleuth," "My Blueberry Nights," "The Holiday," "Closer," "Alfie," "The Aviator" and "Cold Mountain".

Michael Grandage is artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse. He made his Broadway debut with the Tony Award-winning Frost/Nixon.

Previous Donmar Warehouse shows in New York include the Tony Award-winning productions of Cabaret, Take Me Out, The Real Thing, Frost/Nixon and Mary Stuart; the latter is currently playing the Broadhurst.

As part of the Donmar's commitment to greater accessibility, Arielle Tepper Madover has announced that more than 100 tickets priced at $25 will be available at every performance through Telecharge.com and the Broadhurst Theatre box office.

Tickets will go on sale to American Express cardholders July 1. The production will be on sale to the general public beginning July 18. Tickets, priced $25-$116.50, will be available through Telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200.

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