Oscar nominee and Tony, Olivier, and Golden Globe winner Janet McTeer stars in this world premiere by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Dead Accounts), in a production directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Present Laughter, Hand to God). The work is a commission of the Roundabout Theatre Company, whose New Play Initiative is devoted to the development and production of new works by significant writers and artists.
SYNOPSIS: Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career.
Performances begin August 31
Information is subject to change prior to opening night.