Judith Light to Join Keira Knightley in Thérèse Raquin on Broadway
Gabriel Ebert and Matt Ryan will complete the cast of Helen Edmundson's adaptation of the novel by Émile Zola.
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced principal company members who will join the previously announced Keira Knightley on Broadway in a new adaptation of Thérèse Raquin. Helen Edmundson's new stage adaptation of the novel by Émile Zola will begin preview performances October 1 and open officially October 29 at Studio 54. Evan Cabnet is set to direct.
Joining Knightley in her Broadway debut are two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Judith Light (The Assembled Parties) as "Madame Raquin", Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert (Casa Valentina) as "Camille", and Matt Ryan as "Laurent" (Hamlet, NBC's Constantine). Knightley will take on the title role.
Helen Edmundson's new adaptation of Thérèse Raquin was commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company. In the story, Thérèse has made peace with her loveless marriage to a weak man when her world is turned upside down by the entrance of Laurent. Unable to ignore their passion, the pair sets off on a violent path that may have far worse consequences for the perpetrators than for the victims.
Keira Knightley is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Olivier nominee with notable roles including Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean films and Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice. She made her West End in Martin Crimp's translation of Molière's The Misanthrope and in 2011 returned to the London stage in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, staged by Ian Rickson.
The creative team will include Beowulf Boritt (set design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Keith Parham (lighting design), and Josh Schmidt (sound design).
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