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Royal Shakespeare Company Comes to Broadway as Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two Opens

The dramas, which play the Winter Garden Theatre, officially begin today.

Ben Miles and Lydia Leonard in a scene from the RSC production of Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 on Broadway.
(© Johan Persson)

The Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 officially opens tonight at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre after beginning previews March 20.

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 inspired by 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, as well as Cromwell's interactions with Anne Boleyn.

The production features a company of more than 20 actors, headed by 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.

Check out photos from the production in the gallery below.


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