Cast announced for ‘King Lear’ on Broadway, starring Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson. Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

Producer Scott Rudin has announced principal casting for Tony Award winner Sam Gold‘s anticipated new production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson in the title role.

Joining Glenda Jackson will be Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell, three-time Obie Award winner Elizabeth MarvelAisling O’SullivanPedro Pascal, Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner John Douglas Thompson, and two-time Olivier Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Ruth Wilson, as well as Sean CarvajalDion JohnstoneRussell Harvard, and Matthew Maher. Additional casting is still to be announced.

King Lear will begin previews at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on 28 February 2019 and will open on 4 April for a strictly limited engagement until 7 July 2019.

The production features scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jane Cox, and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

Philip Glass will provide an original score for the production.


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