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The Audience

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Winner of two Tony Awards!

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren returns to Broadway, and the throne, in a riveting new play by Peter Morgan, the writer of the Academy Award-nominated film, The Queen. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot), The Audience takes theatregoers behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with each of her Prime Ministers, from when she was a young mother to now as a Great Grandmother. From the Old Warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, through the charm offensive of Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

6 Outer Critics Circle Nominations!
Best Featured Actor, Richard McCabe
Best Lighting Best Costume Design
BEST DIRECTOR, Stephen Daldry

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 15min (1 intermission)
Dates: First Preview: February 14, 2015 Opening Night: March 8, 2015 Final Performance: June 28, 2015


Helen Mirren Queen Elizabeth II
Dylan Baker John Major
Geoffrey Beevers The Queen's Equerry
Michael Elwyn Anthony Eden
Judith Ivey Margaret Thatcher
Dakin Matthews Sir Winston Churchill
Richard McCabe Harold Wilson
Rod McLachlan Gordon Brown
Rufus Wright David Cameron

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