Scott Rudin Considering Broadway Transfer for Ralph Fiennes Ibsen Revival

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Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning producer Scott Rudin is considering a fall 2016 Broadway transfer for his upcoming London revival of Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, according to the London Daily Mail.

The production, which begins performances at the Old Vic Jan. 23, 2016, is scheduled to open Feb. 3 and run through March 19. The production will star Tony winner Ralph Fiennes as Halvard Solness, with Linda Emond as Aline Solness and Sarah Snook in the role of Hilde Wangel.

The London paper reported "during the fall [2016] season, producer Scott Rudin will present the production on Broadway," but gave no dates, theatre or casting.

Directed by Matthew Warchus, the production will feature a new translation by David Hare. The 1892 drama involves a middle-aged architect who is bored with designing commercial buildings. He finds new inspiration and energy when a young woman urges him to fulfill his destiny: to design a magnificent church.

Warchus was quoted as saying that underscoring composed by Gary Yershon and design by Rob Howell will give audiences a sense "that the drama is haunted by supernatural presence; something you feel rather than see."

It would be the first Broadway revival for The Master Builder since Earle Hyman's in 1992. Fiennes' 1995 Hamlet, for which he won the Tony Award as Best Actor in a Play, ran 91 performances at the Belasco Theatre.

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