Janet McTeer Returns to Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet Today
The new play follows famed actress Sarah Bernhardt as she takes on an iconic role.
Roundabout Theatre Company's world-premiere production of Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet, starring Tony winner Janet McTeer as Sarah Bernhardt, opens tonight at the American Airlines Theatre. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the limited engagement will run through November 11.
Rebeck's new Roundabout-commissioned play is a comedy set against a lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt's career. Joining McTeer are Dylan Baker as Constant Coquelin and Jason Butler Harner as Edmond Rostand, with Matthew Saldivar as Alphonse Mucha, Nick Westrate as Maurice, Tony Carlin as Louis, Ito Aghayere as Rosamond, Brittany Bradford as Lysette, Aaron Costa Ganis as Raoul, and Triney Sandoval as Francois.
The creative team includes Beowulf Boritt (set design), Toni-Leslie James (costume design), Bradley King (lighting design), and Fitz Patton (original music and sound design).