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Tony Carlin to Replace Paxton Whitehead in Bernhardt/Hamlet

Theresa Rebeck's new play stars Janet McTeer.

Dylan Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Paxton Whitehead, Janet McTeer, and Matthew Saldivar in Bernhardt/Hamlet.
(© Joan Marcus)

Tony Carlin has taken over the role of Louis in Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and starring Tony winner Janet McTeer as Sarah Bernhardt.

Carlin, who has played the role since September 12, replaces Paxton Whitehead, who has departed the production for health reasons. The limited engagement, which is in previews now, is set to open on September 25 and will run through November 11 at the American Airlines Theatre.

Joining McTeer and Carlin are Dylan Baker as Constant Coquelin and Jason Butler Harner as Edmond Rostand, with Matthew Saldivar as Alphonse Mucha, Nick Westrate as Maurice, Ito Aghayere as Rosamond, Brittany Bradford as Lysette, Aaron Costa Ganis as Raoul, and Triney Sandoval as Francois.

Rebeck's new Roundabout-commissioned play rollicks with high comedy and human drama set against a lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt's career.

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).

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