You may recognize Mark Rylance from his Oscar-winning role in Bridge of Spies or from Dunkirk. The legendary actor is coming (back) to Broadway in Farinelli and The King, which is transferring from a sold-out run on London's West End, where it received six Olivier nominations (the West End's version of the Tony Awards).
Bonus: Onstage seating was just announced, which sounds especially cool considering the production will be lit almost exclusively by candlelight. Even better? Live music will be played onstage on actual baroque instruments. Get a sense of how all of this will go down in the first photo in the gallery below.
Photos: Simon Annand (the first photo of candelit stage) and Marc Brenner
Extra Bonus: In an effort to ensure the accessibility of the show, the producers have committed to set aside over 200 seats for every performance that will only cost $32 and that includes some of the onstage seats!
Starts December 5.
Four future megastar actors shine in this new play about the personal side of the Freedom Riders movement.
There's a reason it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical. It doesn't get fresher and more relevant than this!