Yasmina Reza's award-winning play Art will be transferring to the Whitehall Theatre on the day it celebrates its fifth Birthday and welcomes its two millionth audience member: Oct. 15.
To celebrate the success of Art, its producers Sean Connery and David Pugh are offering seats to see the production daily for the price of £1. This is the first time a commercial theatre has made such an offer. All the seats in the front row of the stalls of the Whitehall Theatre will become 'rush' seats, available from the box office of the theatre from 1 PM on the day of the performance for £1 each.
The original London production of Art has been playing at Wyndham's Theatre since its opening in 1996. It's proved a huge success, winning playwright Yasima Reza an Olivier Award and an Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy. Having caused a stir in London, Art transferred to Broadway where it went on to win both the Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Play.
The play was first produced in Paris, at the Comédie des Champs Elysées, in 1994. Sean Connery went to see this production and liked it so much that he decided to back an English-language production. He and co-producer David Pugh asked the renowned playwright Christopher Hampton to translate the script.
Art has made its name in many parts of the globe and has already been performed in Chicago, New York, Sydney, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires and is currently touring the USA. by Theatrenow