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Glenda Jackson Returns to Broadway as King Lear Opens

Jackson stars in the title role alongside Ruth Wilson, Jayne Houdyshell, and more.

Glenda Jackson celebrates opening night of King Lear.
(© Tricia Baron)

Last night, the Sam Gold-directed revival of King Lear opened at Broadway's View More Images Cort Theatre. Take a look at photos of the cast, led by Glenda Jackson in the title role, on opening night.

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Joining Jackson in the company are Ruth Wilson (Cordelia and Fool), Jayne Houdyshell (Earl of Gloucester), Elizabeth Marvel (Goneril), Aisling O'Sullivan (Regan), Pedro Pascal (Edmund), John Douglas Thompson (Earl of Kent), Sean Carvajal (Edgar), Russell Harvard (Duke of Cornwall), Matthew Maher (Oswald), Michael Arden (Aide to Cornwall), Justin Cunningham (Duke of Burgundy), Dion Johnstone (Duke of Albany), and Ian Lassiter (King of France). Che Ayende, Therese Barbato, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Daniel Marmion, and John McGinty are ensemble members.

The creative team includes Miriam Buether (scenic design), Ann Roth (costume design), Jane Cox (lighting design), and Scott Lehrer (sound design). The production boasts original music by Philip Glass.

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