Wednesday, 20 August 2014

GOSSIP: Shakespeare in Love transferring to Broadway?

According to the New York Post, Shakespeare in Love could transfer to Broadway during the 2015-16 season.

Michael Riedel claims that as the show, which recently opened in the West End at the Noël Coward Theatre, is doing "brisk business" in London producers Sonia Friedman and Disney are "plowing ahead with plans for New York." 

Riedel also suggests West End leads Tom Batemen and Lucy Briggs-Owen "will almost certainly" star in the Broadway transfer. The West End production apparently costs 2 million pounds and Broadway version would come in at about $3.5 million.

Based on the Academy Award®-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). Directed by Declan Donnellan, the show features a company of 30 actors and musicians. Design is by Cheek by Jowl's Nick Ormerod.

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