The Royal Court Theatre's JERUSALEM, directed by Ian Rickson, will open on April 21, 2011 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Previews begin April 2. The production will play a limited 16-week engagement. The critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is written by Jez Butterworth.
JERUSALEM stars Tony and Olivier Award-winner Mark Rylance (La Bête, Boeing-Boeing) and Mackenzie Crook as Ginger. Joining them is Tony Award-winner John Gallagher, Jr. (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) as Lee, Max Baker (Cyrano de Bergerac) as Wesley, Geraldine Hughes (Translations) as Dawn and Molly Ranson (August: Osage County) as Pea, alongside seven members of the original Royal Court and West End company: Alan David as The Professor, Aimeé-Ffion Edwards as Phaedra, Danny Kirrane as Davey, Charlotte Mills as Tanya, Sarah Moyle as Ms. Fawcett, Harvey Robinson as Mr. Parsons and Barry Sloane as Troy Whitworth. Aiden Eyrick and Mark Page alternate in the role of Marky.
In the woods of South West England, Johnny ‘Rooster' Byron (Mark Rylance), former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.
Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com.
JERUSALEM begins previews April 2. The show's opening is set for April 21.
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Mackenzie Crook: Theatre: The Aliens (Bush Theatre), Jerusalem (Royal Court and Apollo, West End), The Seagull (Royal Court, Walter Kerr), Exonerated (Riverside Studios), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Gielgud, West End). TV: “The Office” (BBC, UK), “Little Dorrit” (BBC, UK), “Skins” (Channel 4, UK), “Accused” (BBC, UK). Film: Pirates of the Caribbean (I, II and III), The Merchant of Venice, The Brothers Grimm, Finding Neverland, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Ironclad, and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
JERUSALEM opened at The Royal Court Theatre in July, 2009 with critics praising Jez Butterworth for his beautiful and comic elegy for a disappearing way of life in rural England and actor Mark Rylance, who was lauded as delivering one of the great stage performances of our time. The production played an extended sold out run at the Royal Court, before moving to the Apollo Theatre in the West End in January, 2010, where it received an unprecedented set of five-star reviews from 12 London newspapers.
JERUSALEM won the 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics' Circle Awards and the 2010 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play. Rylance won the 2010 Olivier and 2009 Evening Standard and London Critics' Circle Best Actor Awards for his performance.
JERUSALEM's Olivier Award-winning design is by Ultz, with lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. Composer is Stephen Warbeck.
The Royal Court Theatre production of JERUSALEM will be produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson and Roger Berlind. Other producers include Bob Bartner/Norman Tulchin, Royal Court Theatre Productions, Broadway Across America, Jon B. Platt, Barry Weissler, 1001 Nights/Stephanie P. McClelland, Dede Harris/Jacki Florin/Adam Blanshay, Carole L. Haber/Rupert Gavin.