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SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE PRODUCTIONS OF
TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III

EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 16, 2014

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The all-male Shakespeare’s Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Richard III, which have broken the box office record at the Belasco Theatre and earned across the board ecstatic critical praise, will be extended by popular demand for an additional two weeks.  The productions, which are directed by Tim Carroll and designed by Jenny Tiramani, with music by Claire van Kampen, will play through February 16, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). 

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TWO-TIME TONY AWARD®-WINNER

MARK RYLANCE

 TO STAR ON BROADWAY IN
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE PRODUCTIONS OF

TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III

DIRECTED BY TIM CARROLL

OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 10, 2013 AT THE BELASCO THEATRE

PREVIEWS BEGIN OCTOBER 15

 

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Two-time Tony Award®-winner Mark Rylance (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) will star on Broadway in two startlingly different performances in repertory: as the suddenly love struck noblewoman Olivia in Twelfth Night and as the ruthless and conniving title monarch in Richard III.   The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London’s West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15.   The productions, directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani and with music by Claire van Kampen, will play a limited engagement for 16 weeks.   Tickets are on sale now through www.telecharge.com. For a schedule of performances and more information, please visit www.ShakespeareBroadway.com.

JEZ BUTTERWORTH’S MULTI AWARD WINNING

J E R U S A L E M

RETURNS TO LONDON FOR STRICTLY LIMITED 14 WEEK SEASON

MARK RYLANCE TO REPRISE CELEBRATED ROLE OF
JOHNNY “ROOSTER” BYRON DIRECTED BY IAN RICKSON

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Ian Rickson’s Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem will return to London’s West End for a strictly limited 14 week engagement hot on the heels of a triumphant Broadway run.  Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier and Tony award-wining performance as Johnny “Rooster” Byron, directed byIan Rickson.  Previewing at the Apollo Theatre from 8 October 2011, with press night on 17 October, Jerusalem is booking until 14 January 2012.  Designs are by Ultz, with lighting by Mimi Jordan Sherin, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and music by Stephen Warbeck.  Jerusalem is produced in the West End by Royal Court Theatre Productions and by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Jerusalem is a comic, contemporary vision of life in our green and pleasant land.  On St George's Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny Byron is a wanted man. The Council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants his dad to take him to the fair and Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking.

Jez Butterworth’s award-winning play returns to the West End following record-breaking sold-out runs at the Royal Court and the Apollo Theatres in 2009 and 2010 respectively Jerusalem is currently enjoying a critically acclaimed extended run at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway where it plays until 21 August 2011.  Jerusalem has now won over ten theatre awards internationally, culminating in the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Play going to Mark Rylance earlier this year.

The 2011 West End cast includes Mark Rylance (Johnny “Rooster” Byron) and Mackenzie Crook (Ginger) as well as Max Baker (Wesley), Alan David (The Professor), Aimeé-Ffion Edwards (Phaedra), Johnny Flynn (Lee), Geraldine Hughes (Dawn), Danny Kirrane (Davey), Charlotte Mills (Tanya), Sarah Moyle (Ms Fawcett) and Harvey Robinson (Mr Parsons).

Jerusalem will offer 20 best price seats at £10 each, which will go on sale from the Box Office, in person only, from 10am on the day of each performance.

Multi award-winning actor Mark Rylance was last in the West End playing Valere in La Bête at the Comedy Theatre, a role he reprised on Broadway. Before the West End run of Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre, he was recently on stage playing Hamm in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame at the Duchess Theatre and Robert inBoeing-Boeing at the Comedy Theatre and on Broadway where he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. His other theatre work includes many productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Glasgow Citizens as well as True West for the Donmar Warehouse, Bloody Poetry for the Royal Court and The Maids for Shared Experience and Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing directed by Matthew Warchus, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor.  As Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre his work as an actor included the title roles in Henry V andHamlet as well as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra and Olivia in Twelfth Night.  His film and television work includes The Other Boleyn Girl, Prospero’s Books, Angels and Insects, Leonardo and David Kelly in C4’s The Government Inspector for which he won the BAFTA Best Actor Award.  

Jez Butterworth’s first play Mojo opened at the Royal Court in 1995 and subsequently won five drama awards including the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Most Promising Playwright and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy.  He returned to the Royal Court in 2002 with The Night Heron and The Winterlingin 2006.  His films Mojo, starring Harold Pinter, and Birthday Girl, starring Nicole Kidman, were both shown at the Venice Film Festival prior to general release.  In 2007 he received the E.M. Forster Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters.  In 2009 his play Parlour Song received its British premiere at the Almeida Theatre, directed by Ian Rickson.  2010 saw the international release of his feature film Fair Game starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.

Ian Rickson’s most recent West End credits include Harold Pinter’s Betrayal which completes its run at the Comedy Theatre on 20 August and Lillian Hellman’sThe Children’s Hour.  He was Artistic Director of the Royal Court from 1998-2006 where his many productions included Krapp’s Last Tape which he also directed for BBC4, Fallout which he also directed as a film for Channel 4 and The Weir and Mojo both of which transferred to the West End and Broadway.  He has directed Jez Butterworth’s The WinterlingThe Night HeronMojo and Parlour Song as well as Jerusalem.   For the National Theatre he has directed The Hothouse and The Day I Stood Still. 

LISTINGS INFORMATION           

Theatre:                           Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EZ

Dates:                              8 October 2011 – 14 January 2012

Press Night:                       17 October 2011 at 7pm

Performances:                   Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
                                      Saturday matinees at 1.30pm
                                      Wednesday matinees at 1.30pm on 26 October, 2, 9, 20 November and
                                       7, 21, 28 December 2011 and 4 and 11 January 2012

Prices:                              £25 - £52.50

20 best price seats at £10 each, available in person only, at the box office from 10am on the day of the performance

Apollo Theatre Box Office:   0844 412 4658
Royal Court Box Office:       Jerusalem tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Royal Court 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com

Website:                           www.jerusalemtheplay.com

THE SEASON’S MOST ACCLAIMED NEW PLAY AND PERFORMANCE!
NOMINATED FOR SIX TONY AWARDS INCLUDING
BEST PLAY, BEST ACTOR – MARK RYLANCE
WINNER! BEST FOREIGN PLAY
NY DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE
WINNER! BEST ACTOR - MARK RYLANCE
NY DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE     OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE DRAMA LEAGUE

JERUSALEM

EXTENDS FOUR MORE WEEKS ON BROADWAY

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT NOW THROUGH
AUGUST 21 AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE


“JERUSALEM is magnificent.

Mark Rylance’s performance threatens to level the Music Box Theatre!”

Ben Brantley, NEW YORK TIMES

“Jez Butterworth’s JERUSALEM is a hymn to the wild at heart.  Mark Rylance

makes you believe not only that giants exist but that he is one of them.  And he is.”

John Lahr, THE NEW YORKER

«««««!  Anyone who cares about thrilling world class theatre must see this play!”

David Cote, TIME OUT NEW YORK

“The best play of the season!”

Jeremy Gerard, BLOOMBERG NEWS

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JERUSALEM has extended its limited engagement on Broadway for an additional four weeks.  The critically acclaimed, award-winning production will now run through August 21 at the Music Box Theatre (230 West 45th Street).

JERUSALEM has been nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Actor (Mark Rylance) and Best Featured Actor in a Play (Mackenzie Crook).  The production is the winner of the NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play and star Mark Rylance has won NY Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for his performance.

JERUSALEM, a new play by Jez Butterworth and starring Tony and Olivier Award-winner Mark Rylance opened April 21 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), in a production directed by Ian Rickson.  

JERUSALEM originally opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July, 2009 with critics praising Jez Butterworth for his beautiful and comic elegy for a disappearing way of life in rural England and actor Mark Rylance, who was lauded as delivering one of the great stage performances of our time.  The production played an extended sold out run at the Royal Court, before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January, 2010, where it received an unprecedented set of five-star reviews from 12 London newspapers. 

JERUSALEM won the 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics’ Circle for Best Play.  Rylance won the 2010 Olivier and 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics’ Circle Best Actor Awards for his performance. 

The production stars Mark Rylance as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron, Mackenzie Crook as Ginger John Gallagher, Jr. as Lee, Max Baker as Wesley, Alan David as The Professor, Aimeé-Ffion Edwards as Phaedra, Geraldine Hughes as Dawn, Danny Kirrane as Davey, Charlotte Mills as Tanya, Sarah Moyle as Ms. Fawcett, Molly Ranson as Pea, Harvey Robinson as Mr. Parsons and Barry Sloane as Troy Whitworth.  Aiden Eyrick and Mark Pagealternate in the role of Marky. 

In the woods of South West England, Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron (Mark Rylance), former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man.  The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. 

Mark Rylance is an award-winning actor in theatre, film and television.  He won raves earlier this season for his performance as Valere in David Hirson’s La Bête, on Broadway and in the West End, directed by Matthew Warchus.  He won the 2008 Tony Award and Drama Desk for Best Actor in a Play and a Theatre World Award for his New York stage debut as Robert in Boeing-Boeing.   He is a two-time winner of the Olivier Award for Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in Jerusalem (2010) and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (1993).   He also won the 2010 Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Jerusalem.  

Rylance was the Artistic Director for Shakespeare’s Globe from 1996 to 2005 and also served as an Associate Actor of the RSC, acting in 48 plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.  Rylance’s breakthrough role was Hamlet, which he played first at the Little Theatre of Milwaukee, followed by productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company, A.R.T. in Cambridge and the Globe, amassing more performances in the role than any other actor in history, to date. 

His extensive theatre credits include Hamm in Endgame (Complicite, Duchess Theatre, West End); Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt (Guthrie); Macbeth inMacbeth (Phoebus Cart, Greenwich, UK Tour); Lee and Austin in True West (Donmar, West Yorkshire); Touchstone in As You Like It and Henry V inHenry V (Theatre for a New Audience); Constantine in The Seagull (A.R.T.);  Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (RSC, UK Tour); Henry in Life x 3 (Royal National Theatre, Old Vic); Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Opera); Valentin in The Kiss of the Spider Woman (Bush Theatre); Peter Pan inPeter Pan, Ariel in The Tempest, Lucentio in  Taming of the Shrew, Michael in Arden of Faversham (RSC); among others.  His credits at Shakespeare’s Globe included Richard II in Richard II, Henry V in Henry V, Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra and Olivia in Twelfth Night, for which he received a 2002 Evening Standard Award. 

He is Co-Artistic Director for Phoebus Cart Theatre Company and the London Theatre of Imagination.   As director, his credits include: Julius Caesar(Globe), Macbeth, The Tempest (Phoebus Cart), As You Like It (Theatre for a New Audience), co-director for Much Ado About Nothing and Othello (Theatre of Imagination).  

Other awards include a 2009 Sam Scripps Lifetime Achievement Award from Theatre for a New Audience, a 2006 Sam Wanamaker Award for his pioneering work with Shakespeare and a 2002 Evening Standard Award for Shakespeare’s Globe. 

His film work includes: Henry Condell in Anonymous, Inspector Roberts in Blitz, Frank in Nocturne, Sir Thomas Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl, Jay inIntimacy (London Film Critics’ Circle Award nomination)William in Angels and Insects, Jakob in Instituta Benjamenta, Ferdinand in Prospero’s Book and Fizz in Hearts of Fire.

For television, his credits include David Kelly in “The Government Inspector” (2006 BAFTA Award), Leonardo in “Leonardo,” Charles Raunce in “Loving,” Con in “Love Lies Bleeding,” William Blake in “In Lambeth,” and John Healy in the multi award-winning “The Glass Arena”.

Jez Butterworth is the author of five plays; Mojo (Royal Court 1995); The Night Heron (Royal Court 2002); The Winterling (Royal Court 2006); Parlour Song (Almeida 2009) and Jerusalem (Royal Court 2009).  Mojo, The Night Heron and Parlour Song have also been produced in New York in acclaimed productions at Atlantic Theatre Company.  He has written and directed two films: Mojo (1998) starring Harold Pinter and Birthday Girl (2002) starring Nicole Kidman. In 2009 he wrote and produced Fair Game, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.  He is writing the screenplay for London Calling, about the British punk rock band, The Clash.  He has won two Evening Standard Awards and an Olivier, Critics’ Circle, Writers’ Guild and George Devine Award. In 2007, he received The E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Ian Rickson’s Broadway credits include the critically acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Chekhov’s The Seagull, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Sarsgaard and Mackenzie Crook and Conor McPherson’s The Weir.  Rickson was Artistic Director at the Royal Court from 1998 to 2006, during which time he directed Krapp’s Last TapeThe WinterlingAlice TrilogyThe Sweetest Swing in BaseballFalloutThe Night HeronBoy Gets Girl,Mouth to Mouth (also in the West End), Dublin CarolThe Weir (also in the West End and on Broadway), The LightsPale Horse and Mojo (also at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago), Ashes & SandSome VoicesKillers and Wildfire. Other theatre includes The Hothouse and The Day I Stood Still (National Theatre); Parlour Song (Almeida); Hedda Gabler (Roundabout Theatre, New York); The House of Yes (Gate); Me & My Friend (Chichester Festival Theatre); Queer Fish (BAC), First Strike (Soho Poly) and the West End production of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour. Films include Fallout andKrapp’s Last Tape.  He will direct Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) in a new production of Hamlet in London next year. 

JERUSALEM’s Olivier Award-winning design is by Ultz, with lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.  Composer is Stephen Warbeck.

Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM.   Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com.  

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www.JerusalemBroadway.com

TONY AWARD NOMINEE
MARK RYLANCE

WINS DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD FOR

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE

 

“JERUSALEM is magnificent.
Mark Rylance’s performance threatens to level the Music Box Theatre!”

Ben Brantley, NEW YORK TIMES

“Jez Butterworth’s JERUSALEM is a hymn to the wild at heart.  Mark Rylance makes you believe
not only that giants exist but that he is one of them.  And he is.”

John Lahr, THE NEW YORKER

Anyone who cares about thrilling world class theatre
must see this play!”

David Cote, TIME OUT NEW YORK

“The best play of the season!”

Jeremy Gerard, BLOOMBERG NEWS

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Tony nominee Mark Rylance has won the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award for his performances this season in JERUSALEM and La Bête.

JERUSALEM is the winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play, and star Mark Rylance received a special citation for his critically acclaimed performances in both JERUSALEM and La Bête on Broadway this season.  JERUSALEM is nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Actor (Mark Rylance), Best Featured Actor (Mackenzie Crook), Best Scenic Design for a Play (Ultz), Best Lighting Design for a Play (Mimi Jordan Sherin) and Best Lighting Design for a Play (Ian Dickinson for Autograph). 

JERUSALEM, a new play by Jez Butterworth and starring Tony and Olivier Award-winner Mark Rylance opened April 21 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), in a production directed by Ian Rickson.  JERUSALEM is playing a limited 16-week engagement. 

JERUSALEM originally opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July, 2009 with critics praising Jez Butterworth for his beautiful and comic elegy for a disappearing way of life in rural England and actor Mark Rylance, who was lauded as delivering one of the great stage performances of our time.  The production played an extended sold out run at the Royal Court, before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January, 2010, where it received an unprecedented set of five-star reviews from 12 London newspapers. 

JERUSALEM won the 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics’ Circle for Best Play.  Rylance won the 2010 Olivier and 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics’ Circle Best Actor Awards for his performance. 

Joining Rylance and Tony nominee Mackenzie Crook as Ginger are Tony Award-winner John Gallagher, Jr. (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) as Lee, Max Baker (Cyrano de Bergerac) as Wesley, Geraldine Hughes (Translations) as Dawn and Molly Ranson (August: Osage County) as Pea, alongside seven members of the original Royal Court and West End company: Alan David as The Professor, Aimeé-Ffion Edwards as Phaedra, Danny Kirrane as Davey,Charlotte Mills as Tanya, Sarah Moyle as Ms. Fawcett, Harvey Robinson as Mr. Parsons and Barry Sloane as Troy Whitworth.  Aiden Eyrick and Mark Page alternate in the role of Marky. 

In the woods of South West England, Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron (Mark Rylance), former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man.  The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. 

JERUSALEM’s Olivier Award-winning design is by Ultz, with lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.  Composer is Stephen Warbeck.

Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM.   Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com.  

 

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www.JerusalemBroadway.com

NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE NAMES

GOOD PEOPLE

BEST PLAY OF 2010-11

JERUSALEM NAMED BEST FOREIGN PLAY

BEST MUSICAL AWARD TO THE BOOK OF MORMON

SPECIAL CITATIONS AWARDED TO THE NORMAL HEART,

MARK RYLANCE AND WAR HORSE

FULL VOTING DETAILS TO BE AVAILABLE AT DRAMACRITICS.ORG

New York – Monday, May 9, 2011 – Good People, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, today won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2010-2011 season.  The award for Best Foreign Play play went to Jerusalem, written by Jez Butterworth.  The Book of Mormon received the award for Best Musical.  The selections were made at the 76th annual voting meeting of the organization today at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan.

Special Citations were awarded to the Broadway revival of The Normal Heart; Mark Rylance for La Bête and Jerusalem; and the direction, design and puppetry of War Horse.

The awards will be presented at a cocktail reception to be held on Monday, May 16, at Angus McIndoe Restaurant.

The award for best play carries a cash prize of $2,500. Also, a cash award of $1,000 goes to the winner for best foreign play. The prizes are made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation.

Good People, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Daniel Sullivan, had its world premiere at Broadway’s at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, produced by Manhattan Theatre Club.  The play opened March 3, 2011, and is scheduled to close on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Jerusalem, written by Jez Butterworth and directed by Ian Rickson, had its New York premiere on April 21, 2011, at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre, where it is currently playing.  The play received its world premiere at London’s Royal Court Theatre in July 2009.

The Book of Mormon received its world premiere on March 24, 2011, at Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre, where it is currently playing.  The musical has book, music, and lyrics by Robert Lopez, Matt Stone, and Trey Parker.  It is directed by Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw.

The Normal Heart, written by Larry Kramer and directed by Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe, had its Broadway premiere on April 27, 2011, at the John Golden Theatre.  The play received its world premiere at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater on April 21, 1985.

Mark Rylance currently stars on Broadway in Jerusalem.  His most recent New York appearances were the Broadway revival of La Bête and Boeing-Boeing, for which he won a Tony Award.  In America he has acted with the Theatre for a New Audience, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Guthrie Theater, ART, the Pittsburgh Public Theater and the Little Theatre (Milwaukee). In London, Mark was the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (1996-2006). During his 31-year career Mark has acted in 48 productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

War Horse is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, with Handspring Puppet Company, and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris.  The play, a production of Lincoln Center Theater, opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on April 14, 2011, where it is currently playing.  The play had its world premiere at London’s National Theatre in November 2007.  After two runs at the National Theatre, War Horse moved to London’s West End in March 2009 where it continues to play at the New London Theatre.

For more information on the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and details of this year’s voting, visit www.dramacritics.org.  In keeping with NYDCC’s tradition of openness, a full breakdown of the vote will be posted on the website.

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle comprises 25 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services and websites based in the New York metropolitan area. The New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, which has been awarded every year since 1936 to the best new play of the season (with optional awards for foreign or American plays, musicals and performers), is the nation's second-oldest theatre award, after the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Adam Feldman, theatre critic for Time Out New York, has served as president of the NYDCC since 2005. Elisabeth Vincentelli of the New York Post serves as vice president; Joe Dziemianowicz of the Daily News is treasurer. Eric Grode is recording secretary.

In addition to Feldman, Vincentelli, Dziemianowicz and Grode, the members of the New York Drama Critics' Circle are:

Hilton Als, The New Yorker; Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly; Scott Brown, New York; David Cote, Time Out New York; Michael Feingold, Village Voice; Robert Feldberg, Bergen Record; David Finkle, TheaterMania; Elysa Gardner, USA Today; Erik Haagensen, Back Stage; Mark Kennedy, Associated Press; Jesse Oxfeld, New York Observer; David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter; Frank Scheck, New York Post; David Sheward, Back Stage; John Simon, Westchester Guardian; Alexis Soloski, Village Voice; Marilyn Stasio, Variety; Steven Suskin, Variety; Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal; Linda Winer, Newsday; and Richard Zoglin, Time.  Howard Kissel and Michael Sommers serve as emeritus members.

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Saturday, 30 April 2011 12:40

Broadway Review: JERUSALEM

Just before the house lights went to half on Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, I was speaking with a colleague about London transfers and their oft-times hit or miss track record with New York audiences (think Enron). Jerusalem got generally good notices; but I gotta say, I just don't get it. The first act of this three-act, three-hour play is very funny.  The second and third act unravel into a prolonged mess.  The play takes place on St. George's Day, a day for local fairs and celebrating in England.  The title Jerusalem is from a hymn sung in England based on a poem by William Blake.  In it is celebrated the idea of heaven coming to earth.

Published in 2010-2011 Season

WINNER! BEST PLAY

EVENING STANDARD, LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE

WINNER! BEST ACTOR, MARK RYLANCE –

OLIVIER, EVENING STANDARD, LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARDS

 

“ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING NEW PLAYS IN AGES!”

BEN BRANTLEY, NEW YORK TIMES

“ONE OF THE GREATEST PERFORMANCES EVER WITNESSED!”

CHARLES SPENCER, DAILY TELEGRAPH

PREVIEWS BEGIN TOMORROW NIGHT FOR

MARK RYLANCE IN

JERUSALEM

A NEW PLAY BY JEZ BUTTERWORTH

Directed by  IAN RICKSON

OPENING NIGHT APRIL 21 AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE

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JERUSALEM, the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning play by Jez Butterworth and starring Tony and Olivier Award-winner Mark Rylance (Boeing-Boeing, La Bête), begins previews tomorrow night, April 2, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).    The production, directed by Ian Rickson, opens Thursday, April 21 and will play a limited 16-week engagement. 

JERUSALEM opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July, 2009 with critics praising Jez Butterworth for his beautiful and comic elegy for a disappearing way of life in rural England and actor Mark Rylance, who was lauded as delivering one of the great stage performances of our time.  The production played an extended sold out run at the Royal Court, before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January, 2010, where it received an unprecedented set of five-star reviews from 12 London newspapers. 

In his review of JERUSALEM, Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, wrote “Mark Rylance has a magical gift that elevates him above all the competition and puts him on a par with acting legends Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Alec Guinness.”   Susannah Clapp, The Observer, said, “Jez Butterworth's gorgeous, expansive new play keeps coming at its audience in unpredictable gusts, rolling from comic to furious, from winsome to bawdy.”  Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard cheered, “In Johnny Byron, Butterworth has created a thrilling role. Rylance’s is an astonishing performance, which confirms that he is one of our finest stage actors.”  Mark Lawson, columnist for the Guardian proclaimed JERUSALEM “unarguably one of the best dramas of the 21st century.”  The London Times also wrote of Mark Rylance, “His performance in Jerusalem is what theatre is all about.  Intelligent, primal, incredibly funny, incredibly emotional.”

 

JERUSALEM won the 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics’ Circle for Best Play.  Rylance won the 2010 Olivier and 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics’ Circle Best Actor Awards for his performance. 

Joining Rylance and Mackenzie Crook as Ginger are Tony Award-winner John Gallagher, Jr. (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) as Lee, Max Baker (Cyrano de Bergerac) as Wesley, Geraldine Hughes (Translations) as Dawn and Molly Ranson (August: Osage County) as Pea, alongside seven members of the original Royal Court and West End company: Alan David as The Professor, Aimeé-Ffion Edwards as Phaedra, Danny Kirrane as Davey, Charlotte Mills as Tanya, Sarah Moyle as Ms. Fawcett, Harvey Robinson as Mr. Parsons and Barry Sloane as Troy Whitworth.  Aiden Eyrick and Mark Page alternate in the role of Marky. 

In the woods of South West England, Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron (Mark Rylance), former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man.  The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. 

Mark Rylance is an award-winning actor in theatre, film and television.  He won raves earlier this season for his performance as Valere in David Hirson’s La Bête, on Broadway and in the West End, directed by Matthew Warchus.  He won the 2008 Tony Award and Drama Desk for Best Actor in a Play and a Theatre World Award for his New York stage debut as Robert in Boeing-Boeing.   He is a two-time winner of the Olivier Award for Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in Jerusalem (2010) and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (1993).   He also won the 2010 Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Jerusalem.  

Rylance was the Artistic Director for Shakespeare’s Globe from 1996 to 2005 and also served as an Associate Actor of the RSC, acting in 48 plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.  Rylance’s breakthrough role was Hamlet, which he played first at the Little Theatre of Milwaukee, followed by productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company, A.R.T. in Cambridge and the Globe, amassing more performances in the role than any other actor in history, to date. 

His extensive theatre credits include Hamm in Endgame (Complicite, Duchess Theatre, West End); Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt (Guthrie); Macbeth in Macbeth (Phoebus Cart, Greenwich, UK Tour); Lee and Austin in True West (Donmar, West Yorkshire); Touchstone in As You Like It and Henry V in Henry V (Theatre for a New Audience); Constantine in The Seagull (A.R.T.);  Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (RSC, UK Tour); Henry in Life x 3 (Royal National Theatre, Old Vic); Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Opera); Valentin in The Kiss of the Spider Woman (Bush Theatre); Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Ariel in The Tempest, Lucentio in  Taming of the Shrew, Michael in Arden of Faversham (RSC); among others.  His credits at Shakespeare’s Globe included Richard II in Richard II, Henry V in Henry V, Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra and Olivia in Twelfth Night, for which he received a 2002 Evening Standard Award. 

He is Co-Artistic Director for Phoebus Cart Theatre Company and the London Theatre of Imagination.   As director, his credits include: Julius Caesar (Globe), Macbeth, The Tempest (Phoebus Cart), As You Like It (Theatre for a New Audience), co-director for Much Ado About Nothing and Othello (Theatre of Imagination).  

Other awards include a 2009 Sam Scripps Lifetime Achievement Award from Theatre for a New Audience, a 2006 Sam Wanamaker Award for his pioneering work with Shakespeare and a 2002 Evening Standard Award for Shakespeare’s Globe. 

His film work includes: Henry Condell in Anonymous, Inspector Roberts in Blitz, Frank in Nocturne, Sir Thomas Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl, Jay in Intimacy (London Film Critics’ Circle Award nomination), William in Angels and Insects, Jakob in Instituta Benjamenta, Ferdinand in Prospero’s Book and Fizz in Hearts of Fire

For television, his credits include David Kelly in “The Government Inspector” (2006 BAFTA Award), Leonardo in “Leonardo,” Charles Raunce in “Loving,” Con in “Love Lies Bleeding,” William Blake in “In Lambeth,” and John Healy in the multi award-winning “The Glass Arena”.

Jez Butterworth is the author of five plays; Mojo (Royal Court 1995); The Night Heron (Royal Court 2002); The Winterling (Royal Court 2006); Parlour Song (Almeida 2009) and Jerusalem (Royal Court 2009).  Mojo, The Night Heron and Parlour Song have also been produced in New York in acclaimed productions at Atlantic Theatre Company.  He has written and directed two films: Mojo (1998) starring Harold Pinter and Birthday Girl (2002) starring Nicole Kidman. In 2009 he wrote and produced Fair Game, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.  He is writing the screenplay for London Calling, about the British punk rock band, The Clash.  He has won two Evening Standard Awards and an Olivier, Critics’ Circle, Writers’ Guild and George Devine Award. In 2007, he received The E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Ian Rickson’s Broadway credits include the critically acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Chekhov’s The Seagull, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Sarsgaard and Mackenzie Crook and Conor McPherson’s The Weir.  Rickson was Artistic Director at the Royal Court from 1998 to 2006, during which time he directed Krapp’s Last Tape, The Winterling, Alice Trilogy, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Fallout, The Night Heron, Boy Gets Girl, Mouth to Mouth (also in the West End), Dublin Carol, The Weir (also in the West End and on Broadway), The Lights, Pale Horse and Mojo (also at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago), Ashes & Sand, Some Voices, Killers and Wildfire. Other theatre includes The Hothouse and The Day I Stood Still (National Theatre); Parlour Song (Almeida); Hedda Gabler (Roundabout Theatre, New York); The House of Yes (Gate); Me & My Friend (Chichester Festival Theatre); Queer Fish (BAC), First Strike (Soho Poly) and the West End production of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour. Films include Fallout and Krapp’s Last Tape.  He will direct Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) in a new production of Hamlet in London next year. 

JERUSALEM’s Olivier Award-winning design is by Ultz, with lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.  Composer is Stephen Warbeck.

Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM.   Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com.  

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WINNER! BEST PLAY
EVENING STANDARD, LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE, WRITERS’ GUILD AWARDS 

WINNER! BEST ACTOR, MARK RYLANCE –
OLIVIER, EVENING STANDARD, LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARDS

“ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING NEW PLAYS IN AGES!”
BEN BRANTLEY, NEW YORK TIMES 

“ONE OF THE GREATEST PERFORMANCES EVER WITNESSED!”
CHARLES SPENCER, DAILY TELEGRAPH

BOX OFFICE OPENS TOMORROW FOR
THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF

MARK RYLANCE in

JERUSALEM

A NEW PLAY BY JEZ BUTTERWORTH

Directed by IAN RICKSON

PREVIEWS BEGIN APRIL 2

OPENING NIGHT APRIL 21 AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE

VIEW THE TRAILER FOR JERUSALEM ON BROADWAY: CLICK HERE

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens tomorrow, March 5 at 10:00 AM for The Royal Court Theatre’s JERUSALEM, the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play by Jez Butterworth and starring Tony and Olivier Award-winner Mark Rylance (La Bête, Boeing-Boeing).   The production, directed by Ian Rickson, will open on April 21, 2011 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).  Previews begin April 2.   The production will play a limited 16-week engagement.  Rehearsals for JERUSALEM begin Monday, March 7 in London. 

Joining Rylance and Mackenzie Crook as Ginger will be Tony Award-winner John Gallagher, Jr. (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) as Lee, Max Baker (Cyrano de Bergerac) as Wesley, Geraldine Hughes (Translations) as Dawn and Molly Ranson (August: Osage County) as Pea, alongside seven members of the original Royal Court and West End company: Alan David as The Professor, Aimeé-Ffion Edwards as Phaedra, Danny Kirrane as Davey, Charlotte Mills as Tanya, Sarah Moyle as Ms. Fawcett, Harvey Robinson as Mr. Parsons and Barry Sloane as Troy Whitworth.  Aiden Eyrick and Mark Page alternate in the role of Marky.  

JERUSALEM opened at the Royal Court Theatre in July, 2009 with critics praising Jez Butterworth for his beautiful and comic elegy for a disappearing way of life in rural England and actor Mark Rylance, who was lauded as delivering one of the great stage performances of our time.  The production played an extended sold out run at the Royal Court, before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January, 2010, where it received an unprecedented set of five-star reviews from 12 London newspapers. 

In his review of JERUSALEM, Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, wrote “Mark Rylance has a magical gift that elevates him above all the competition and puts him on a par with acting legends Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Alec Guinness.”   Susannah Clapp, The Observer, said, “Jez Butterworth's gorgeous, expansive new play keeps coming at its audience in unpredictable gusts, rolling from comic to furious, from winsome to bawdy.”  Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard cheered, “In Johnny Byron, Butterworth has created a thrilling role. Rylance’s is an astonishing performance, which confirms that he is one of our finest stage actors.”  Mark Lawson, columnist for the Guardian proclaimed JERUSALEM “unarguably one of the best dramas of the 21st century.”  The London Times also wrote of Mark Rylance, “His performance in Jerusalem is what theatre is all about.  Intelligent, primal, incredibly funny, incredibly emotional.”

JERUSALEM won the 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics’ Circle Awards and the 2010 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play.  Rylance won the 2010 Olivier and 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics’ Circle Best Actor Awards for his performance. 

In the woods of South West England, Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron (Mark Rylance), former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man.  The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. 

Mark Rylance is an award-winning actor in theatre, film and television.  He won raves earlier this season for his performance as Valere in David Hirson’s La Bête, on Broadway and in the West End, directed by Matthew Warchus.  He won the 2008 Tony Award and Drama Desk for Best Actor in a Play and a Theatre World Award for his New York stage debut as Robert in Boeing-Boeing.   He is a two-time winner of the Olivier Award for Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in Jerusalem (2010) and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (1993).   He also won the 2010 Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Jerusalem.  

Rylance was the Artistic Director for Shakespeare’s Globe from 1996 to 2005 and also served as an Associate Actor of the RSC, acting in 48 plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.  Rylance’s breakthrough role was Hamlet, which he played first at the Little Theatre of Milwaukee, followed by productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company, A.R.T. in Cambridge and the Globe, amassing more performances in the role than any other actor in history, to date. 

His extensive theatre credits include Hamm in Endgame (Complicite, Duchess Theatre, West End); Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt (Guthrie); Macbeth in Macbeth (Phoebus Cart, Greenwich, UK Tour); Lee and Austin in True West (Donmar, West Yorkshire); Touchstone in As You Like It and Henry V in Henry V (Theatre for a New Audience); Constantine in The Seagull (A.R.T.);  Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (RSC, UK Tour); Henry in Life x 3 (Royal National Theatre, Old Vic); Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Opera); Valentin in The Kiss of the Spider Woman (Bush Theatre); Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Ariel in The Tempest, Lucentio in  Taming of the Shrew, Michael in Arden of Faversham (RSC); among others.  His credits at Shakespeare’s Globe included Richard II in Richard II, Henry V in Henry V, Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra and Olivia in Twelfth Night, for which he received a 2002 Evening Standard Award. 

He is Co-Artistic Director for Phoebus Cart Theatre Company and the London Theatre of Imagination.   As director, his credits include: Julius Caesar (Globe), Macbeth, The Tempest (Phoebus Cart), As You Like It (Theatre for a New Audience), co-director for Much Ado About Nothing and Othello (Theatre of Imagination).  

Other awards include a 2009 Sam Scripps Lifetime Achievement Award from Theatre for a New Audience, a 2006 Sam Wanamaker Award for his pioneering work with Shakespeare and a 2002 Evening Standard Award for Shakespeare’s Globe. 

His film work includes: Henry Condell in Anonymous, Inspector Roberts in Blitz, Frank in Nocturne, Sir Thomas Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl, Jay in Intimacy (London Film Critics’ Circle Award nomination), William in Angels and Insects, Jakob in Instituta Benjamenta, Ferdinand in Prospero’s Book and Fizz in Hearts of Fire

For television, his credits include David Kelly in “The Government Inspector” (2006 BAFTA Award), Leonardo in “Leonardo,” Charles Raunce in “Loving,” Con in “Love Lies Bleeding,” William Blake in “In Lambeth,” and John Healy in the multi award-winning “The Glass Arena”.

Jez Butterworth is the author of five plays; Mojo (Royal Court 1995); The Night Heron (Royal Court 2002); The Winterling (Royal Court 2006); Parlour Song (Almeida 2009) and Jerusalem (Royal Court 2009).  Mojo, The Night Heron and Parlour Song have also been produced in New York in acclaimed productions at Atlantic Theatre Company.  He has written and directed two films: Mojo (1998) starring Harold Pinter and Birthday Girl (2002) starring Nicole Kidman. In 2009 he wrote and produced Fair Game, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.  He is writing the screenplay for London Calling, about the British punk rock band, The Clash.  He has won two Evening Standard Awards and an Olivier, Critics’ Circle, Writers’ Guild and George Devine Award. In 2007, he received The E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Ian Rickson’s Broadway credits include the critically acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Chekhov’s The Seagull, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Sarsgaard and Mackenzie Crook and Conor McPherson’s The Weir.  Rickson was Artistic Director at the Royal Court from 1998 to 2006, during which time he directed Krapp’s Last Tape, The Winterling, Alice Trilogy, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Fallout, The Night Heron, Boy Gets Girl, Mouth to Mouth (also in the West End), Dublin Carol, The Weir (also in the West End and on Broadway), The Lights, Pale Horse and Mojo (also at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago), Ashes & Sand, Some Voices, Killers and Wildfire. Other theatre includes The Hothouse and The Day I Stood Still (National Theatre); Parlour Song (Almeida); Hedda Gabler (Roundabout Theatre, New York); The House of Yes (Gate); Me & My Friend (Chichester Festival Theatre); Queer Fish (BAC), First Strike (Soho Poly) and the West End production of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour. Films include Fallout and Krapp’s Last Tape.  He will direct Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) in a new production of Hamlet in London next year. 

JERUSALEM’s Olivier Award-winning design is by Ultz, with lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.  Composer is Stephen Warbeck.

The Royal Court Theatre production of JERUSALEM will be produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson and Roger Berlind.  Other producers include Bob Bartner/Norman Tulchin, Royal Court Theatre Productions, Broadway Across America, Jon B. Platt, Barry Weissler, 1001 Nights/Stephanie P. McClelland, Dede Harris/Jacki Florin/Adam Blanshay, Carole L. Haber/Rupert Gavin.

Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM.   Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com.  

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Friday, 29 October 2010 21:45

Broadway Review: LA BÊTE

La Bête first appeared on Broadway in the winter of 1991 and ran a mere 25 performances.  More recently it had a hit production in London starring Mark Rylance, Joanna Lumley and David Hyde Pierce.  That production has just opened on Broadway.  In London it won two Laurence Olivier Awards, one for best comedy and one for Mr. Rylance’s performance.  Several seasons back Rylance won a Tony Award for Boeing, Boeing and Mr. Pierce one for Curtains.

 

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