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George Takei, Ruth Wilson Cheer on Broadway's Royal New Drama, King Charles III

Tim Pigott-Smith heads the cast of Mike Bartlett's Olivier Award-winning "future history play" at the Music Box Theatre.

Tim Pigott-Smith takes his triumphant Broadway curtain call on the opening night of King Charles III at the Music Box Theatre.
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Mike Bartlett's new drama King Charles III celebrated its Broadway reign on November 1 when it opened at the Music Box Theatre.

Directed by Rupert Goold, King Charles III follows the longtime prince, who ascends the throne after a lifetime of waiting for the queen's death. The play, which premiered at London's Almeida Theatre before transferring to the West End and winning an Olivier Award, asks the question "How to rule?" while exploring "the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain's most famous family."

The production stars Tim Pigott-Smith in the title role, alongside Oliver Chris as William, Richard Goulding as Harry, Adam James as Mr. Evans, Margot Leicester as Camilla, Miles Richardson as James Reiss, Tom Robertson as Coottsey and other roles, Sally Scott as Sarah and other roles, Tafline Steen as Jess, and Lydia Wilson as Kate.

Guests at the opening-night festivities, which included a swanky party at the Bryant Park Grill, included The Affair stars Ruth Wilson and Maura Tierney, Allegiance leads George Takei and Lea Salonga, School of Rock's Alex Brightman, and many more. Check out TheaterMania's photos in the gallery below.

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