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News How to See Helen Mirren in Tony-Nominated The Audience at a Cinema Near You
Helen Mirren's Tony-nominated performance as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's Broadway and West End drama The Audience will be broadcast as a special event in selected movie theatres June 25.

The play, which shows Queen Elizabeth interacting with 12 prime ministers throughout her long reign, will be screened as a "National Theatre Live" event. The show is up for three Tony Awards June 7, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performances by a Featured Actor in a Play (Richard McCabe) and Best Costume Design for a Play (Bob Crowley).

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Directed by Stephen Daldry, The Audience began previews Feb. 14 and officially opened March 8 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre; performances continue through June 28. It recouped its $3,400,000 production cost in eight weeks.

"For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace," according to press notes. "Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses."

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Richard McCabe and Helen Mirren
Richard McCabe and Helen Mirren Photo by Joan Marcus

Joining Mirren onstage are Dylan Baker (John Major), Geoffrey Beevers (The Queen’s Equerry), Michael Elwyn (Anthony Eden), Judith Ivey (Margaret Thatcher), Dakin Matthews (Winston Churchill), Richard McCabe (Harold Wilson), Rod McLachlan (Gordon Brown), Rufus Wright (David Cameron / Tony Blair), Anthony Cochrane (Cecil Beaton / Bishop / Detective), Graydon Long (Footman), Jason Loughlin (Footman), Michael Rudko (Private Secretary / Archbishop), Henny Russell (Queen’s Secretary / Mistress of the Robes), Tracy Sallows (Bobo McDonald), Sadie Sink (Young Elizabeth), Elizabeth Teeter (Young Elizabeth) and Tony Ward (Bishop / Camera Loader / Policeman / Detective).

The production is designed by six-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley with lighting by two-time Tony Award winner Rick Fisher, sound by Tony Award winner Paul Arditti and original music by Paul Englishby.

The Audience is produced by Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

Tickets for the Broadway production are available through or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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