King Lear

 

Once every decade or so, a great actor comes to Broadway and gives a performance that reminds us why we go to the theater. Last year, that actor was Glenda Jackson in Three Tall Women. This season, “the best actress alive” (The Guardian) is back on Broadway, and she’s climbing the tallest mountain any actor can climb. Glenda Jackson is King Lear.

The Tony® and two-time Academy Award® winner plays Lear for 19 weeks only in an all new production directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (A Doll’s House Part 2, Fun Home), leading a cast that includes Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans), Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities), Aisling O’Sullivan (Raw), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), and Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair). King Lear will feature an original score by the legendary composer Philip Glass.

“Glenda Jackson is the mightiest of them all,” says Ben Brantley of The New York Times. Don’t miss her in the mightiest role of all time — King Lear.

 

Cast members include Glenda Jackson, Sean Carvajal, Russell Harvard, Jayne Houdyshell, Dion Johnstone, Matthew Maher, Elizabeth Marvel, Aisling O’Sullivan, Pedro Pascal, John Douglas Thompson, and Ruth Wilson.

Recommended for 12 years and older.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted.

 

Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street, New York
(between 6th &7th Avenue)

​Performances  to July 7th, 2019:
Tuesday at 7pm

Wednesday at 1pm & 7pm

Thursday at Friday at 7pm

Saturday at 1pm & 7pm

Sunday at 2pm

Please Note:

Show times are subject to change.

 

Prices vary according to availability.

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