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Bernhardt / Hamlet  - New York

Bernhardt / Hamlet

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American Airlines Theatre
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This is a must for theater fans: A play about great theater created by some of the finest theater artists working today. Two-time Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Janet McTeer returns to Broadway in the highly anticipated premiere of acclaimed writer Theresa Rebeck’s new play, Bernhardt/Hamlet. Based on real events, Bernhardt/Hamlet is the story of the legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt at a critical juncture in her storied career. In 1899, having just opened the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt, a lavish Paris venue, this international star decided to tackle one of the most ambitious roles of her lifetime: Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Performing the part in a radically feminine manner, Bernhardt took center stage as the world watched with wonder. Mixing high comedy with human drama, this remarkable new play is set against the magnificent Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career. And inhabiting this grande dame of the theater is none other than the great Janet McTeer, who has been hailed by London’s Telegraph as “one of the finest classical actresses of her generation.” is the best place to get the best tickets at the best prices for this exciting New York event. Prepare yourself for unforgettable theater. 

Why Go?

Best Known For:
Janet McTeer has earned two Oscar nominations – for Albert Nobbs and Tumbleweeds. And she won the Tony for her star turn in A Doll’s House.  

To experience thrilling theater artists at the top of their game. Playwright Theresa Rebeck penned the celebrated Broadway plays Seminar and Mauritius, and she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Omnium Gatherum. If you’re a television fan, you’ll know her work from the NBC series Smash, which she created. She’s also a fiction writer. Her most recent work is I’m Glad About You, and she’s also written the novels Three Girls and Their Brother and Twelve Rooms With A View. Directing is Moritz von Stuelpnagel, who helmed the recent Broadway revival of Present Laughter, starring Kevin Kline, and who earned a Tony nomination for Hand to God. This production has a most intriguing story and a sterling pedigree. Book now!

Additional Information

Age Restrictions:
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.


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