Thérèse Raquin Officially Opens on Broadway
Another Broadway revival for the 2015-16 season officially opens tonight! Roundabout Theatre Company, which is currently celebrating its 50th season in New York City, opens its second production of the season with another headlining star! One of the major Not For Profits on Broadway, Roundabout is known for their fantastic balance between producing classics audiences love seeing appear on Broadway not so frequently while also producing shows you may have never heard of. This latest is known to audiences but a new adaptation on the classic story. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Thérèse Raquin officially opens on Broadway tonight!
Thérèse Raquin officially opens tonight at Studio 54 tonight after beginning previews earlier this fall on October 1st. The production is a strictly limited engagement running through January 3rd, 2016. The production is headlined by Academy and Golden Globe nominee Keira Knightly (Pictured Right) as Thérèse. The production marks her Broadway debut. She is performing alongside Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert as Camille, Matt Ryan as Laurent and two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light as Madame Raquin. The ensemble includes David Patrick Kelly, Jeff Still, Mary Wiseman, Glynis Bell, Alex Mickiewicz, Sara Topham and Ray Virta.
Evan Cabnet helms the Broadway revival as director of the production. The rest of the creative team includes Beowulf Boritt as scenic designer, Jane Greenwood as costume designer, Keith Parham as lighting designer, Josh Schmidt as sound designer and Tom Watson as hair and wig designer.Peter Hanson is production stage manager while David Brimmer serves as fight director.
In a recent interview Knightly revealed this was not here first time being offered Thérèse Raquin. While deciding against the production before, this time she decided to take a swing at it.
“…the only thing I’ve been offered more than once — not this adaptation of it, and obviously not this production. But I think I’ve been offered it twice before, and each time I’ve turned it down because I thought, ‘Whoa! That’s too dark and too difficult, and I don’t know what to do with it,’ and I think I was really frightened of it. Suddenly, it came back around again, and I thought, ‘Okay, why does this thing keep coming back around?’ I guess I was just in a place where I felt like I wanted to give it a go.”
Thérèse Raquin officially opens on Broadway tonight after a bit of a rocky start on The Great White Way! No, we’re not talking about the production or any performances but rather that audience member who interrupted the very first preview to profess his love for Keira Knightly. (Click the first sentence for full details!) None the less, Roundabout officially opens the production tonight as they celebrate their 50th season here in New York City! A season filled with major stars, such as Mrs. Knightly (Pictured Left), making her Broadway debut. The company has proved itself time and time again and I believe so will even more with this production. While I have not yet to see the production, several friends have and they thoroughly enjoyed it from the technical aspects to the performances themselves. I’m looking forward to seeing the show and Keira in her Broadway debut very soon!
Don’t miss your chance to see Keira Knightly on stage in her Broadway debut as Thérèse Raquin runs as a strictly limited engagement! If you’re interested in seeing a revival on Broadway this season, I cannot highly suggest enough you go to a Roundabout production to do so. You will not regret it. As mentioned above, the show runs through January 3rd, 2016 only! For more information, visit Roundabout Theatre Company’sOfficial Website, Facebook Page or Twitter. (Copyright Note;Unless noted, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!