Wednesday, 3 September 2014

SKYLIGHT, starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, will transfer to Broadway

The acclaimed London production of David Hare's Skylight, which starred Carey MulliganBill Nighy and Matthew Beard, will transfer to Broadway's John Golden Theatre, producers announced Sept. 3. All three stars will reprise their performances when previews begin March 16, 2015.

Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, An Inspector Calls), the West End import is scheduled to open April 2, 2015, for a 13-week limited engagement through June 14, 2015.

Here's how it's billed: "On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires."

Skylight will be designed by Bob Crowley with lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Paul Arditti and original music by Paul Englishby.

The production played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June. National Theatre Live will broadcast the production Oct. 23.

Skylight will be produced on Broadway by Robert Fox and Scott Rudin.

Mulligan appeared in The Seagull both on Broadway and in London (at the Royal Court Theatre) and Off-Broadway in Through a Glass Darkly at the New York Theatre Workshop. Nighy starred on Broadway in Hare's The Vertical Hour and at London's National Theatre in Hare's Pravda and A Map of the World.
Beard made his stage debut in the West End production of Skylight.

Hare's Skylight premiered at the National Theatre in London in 1995 before playing engagements in the West End and on Broadway the following year.Skylight is Hare's 11th Broadway production. His other works include Slag, The Great Exhibition, Brassneck (with Howard Brenton), Knuckle, Fanshen, Teeth 'n' Smiles, Plenty, A Map of the World, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Bay at Nice, The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence of War, Amy's View, The Blue Room (from Schnitzler), The Judas Kiss, Via Dolorosa, My Zinc Bed, The Breath of Life, The Permanent Way, Stuff Happens, The Vertical Hour, Gethsemane, Berlin Wall, The Power of Yes andSouth Downs.

The John Golden Theatre is located at 252 West 45th Street. Tickets are now available at or by calling (212) 239-6200.
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