PHOTO CALL: Lee Hall's Pitmen Painters on Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Lee Hall's Pitmen Painters on Broadway
Tony Award winner Lee Hall's The Pitmen Painters makes its American premiere, with the original U.K. cast, at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Inspired by a book by William Feaver, and embraced by London critics, "the play tells the story of the Ashington Group — miners from Northumberland who became celebrated painters."

The Pitmen Painters was named Best Play at the 2008 Evening Standard Awards. Hall won the Best Book Tony Award for penning Billy Elliot The Musical, based on his screenplay.

Here is a look at the show on Broadway:

Max Roberts (artistic director and founding member of Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne) again directs the original company. The cast members, who premiered at Live Theatre in 2007, include Christopher Connel, Michael Hodgson, Ian Kelly, Brian Lonsdale, Lisa McGrillis, Deka Walmsley, David Whitaker and Phillippa Wilson.

Tickets for the production, priced $57-$116, are on sale by visiting or by calling (212) 239-6200. The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is located at 261 West 47th Street. For more information, visit

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