PHOTO CALL: Broadway-Bound La Bête in London

News   PHOTO CALL: Broadway-Bound La Bête in London
The revival of David Hirson's 1991 Molière-inspired verse satire La Bête, starring Tony Award winners David Hyde Pierce and Mark Rylance and BAFTA winner Joanna Lumley, began previews June 26 at London's Comedy Theatre.

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests) helms the 17th century-set production that will first open at the Comedy July 7 and run through Sept. 4, prior to arriving on Broadway Sept. 23 at the Music Box Theatre. An official opening has been set for Oct. 14.

According to producers, "La Bête is a comic tour de force about Elomire (Pierce), a high-minded classical dramatist who loves only the theater, and Valere (Rylance), a low-brow street clown who loves only himself. When the fickle princess (Lumley) decides she’s grown weary of Elomire’s royal theatre troupe, he and Valere are left fighting for survival as art squares off with ego in a literary showdown for the ages."

In addition to Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Spamalot), Rylance (Boeing-Boeing, Jerusalem) and Lumley ("Absolutely Fabulous"), the transatlantic cast includes Stephen Ouimette, Lisa Joyce, Greta Lee, Robert Lonsdale, Michael Milligan, Liza Sadovy, Sally Wingert, Deanne Lorette and Steve Routman.

Here is a first look at the production:


  For tickets to the London run phone 0844 871 7627 or visit LaBetethePlay.

Tickets for the Broadway run are available by phoning (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.


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