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Peter Eyre to Join the Cast of Broadway's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2

Eyre will step into the role of Cardinal Wolsey.

A scene from Wolf Hall, now running at the Winter Garden Theatre through July 5.
(© Johan Persson)

Broadway veteran Peter Eyre is set to step into the role of Cardinal Wolsey in the Tony-nominated play Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two. The Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production plays at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre through July 5.

Peter Eyre will join the cast of Wolf Hall on Broadway in the role of Cardinal Wolsey.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin and adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton, Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 originated at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and transferred to the West End's Aldwych Theatre in May. The two plays are based on Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Set in the 1500s, the plays tell the story of Thomas Cromwell and his rise to power to become the right-hand man of Henry VIII.

The production features a company of more than 20 actors, headed by Tony nominees Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, and Nathaniel Parker as King Henry VIII — all of whom appeared in the West End company. Wolf Hall won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play.

Peter Eyre was last seen on Broadway in the 2009 production of Hamlet, starring Jude Law and before that, appeared in the Broadway's 1995 Hamlet, starring Ralph Fiennes. Eyre has also worked extensively in London for over 50 years, with appearances including Pygmalion, The Wild Duck, and Don Carlos.

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