The Audience Casts Four Prime Ministers to Join "Queen" Helen Mirren on Broadway
Mirren's London castmates will accompany her to Broadway.
Dame Helen Mirren will reunite with a handful of her former London castmates in the limited Broadway production of Peter Morgan's The Audience.
Geoffrey Beevers, Michael Elwyn, Richard McCabe, and Rufus Wright, all of whom were in the play's West End mounting, will join the Broadway company alongside Mirren, who reprises her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth. The Audience is set to run from February 17-June 28, 2015, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with an official March 8 opening.
Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry directs The Audience, which explores the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to 2012 through her weekly meetings with England's prime ministers. Morgan also wrote the screenplay for the 2006 film The Queen, which starred Mirren portraying the same legendary figure. She earned an Academy Award for her performance.
Beevers returns to the role of the Queen's equerry, Elwyn will play Anthony Eden, McCabe will play Harold Wilson, and Wright will portray current Prime Minister David Cameron.
The remaining members of the production's 18-actor cast will be announced at a later date.
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