It seems like only yesterday (well… 15 years ago) that CATS played its last epic performance at the Winter Garden Theatre. Sure, there have been other tenants like Mamma Mia! and the short-lived, sucker punch of a musical, ROCKY. But the last time the theater saw a legitimate play was the 1982 production of Othello, starring James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer and Dianne Wiest. Good things come to those who wait.
Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2, the epic historical drama based on the best selling novels by Dame Hilary Mantel (Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies) about the deceit, betrayal, and intrigue of the court of Henry VIII, arrives this spring. Adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton, this special event invites theatergoers to be part of a unique theatrical experience, similar to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s award winning production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 features a company of more than twenty actors, headed by Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, and Nathaniel Parker as King Henry VIII, all under the direction of Olivier Award nominee Jeremy Herrin, who makes his New York City directing début.
For those willing to bunker down for both parts, package tickets are available, but if budget or limited brain capacity inhibit the full-throttle experience, producers have announced that patrons can also purchase each part of the theatrical event individually.
In addition, a limited number of student tickets will be available for $27 per part, and will be available online at www.Tix4Students.com.
Will Wolf Hall be as successful as last season repertory productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III? Time will tell…
Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
Winter Garden Theatre
March 20 – July 5 in repertory.