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From Matthew Warchus, the acclaimed director of God of Carnage, Boeing Boeing, and The Norman Conquests, comes the first Broadway revival of David Hirson’s Olivier Award-winning comedy La Bête, starring Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce, and Joanna Lumley. Three phenomenal stars. Hotly anticipated as this year’s must-see production, La Bête is an uproarious, Olivier Award-winning comedy by American playwright David Hirson, starring the extraordinary Tony Award®-winning actor Mark Rylance (Boeing-Boeing, Jerusalem), the wonderful Tony and Emmy® Award winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Niles in the smash-hit sitcom Frasier) and the magnificent BAFTA Award winner Joanna Lumley (Patsy in the BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous). This dazzling new staging is directed by the internationally acclaimed, multi-award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, Art, The Norman Conquests).

The rollicking La Bête is a comic tour de force about Elomire (Pierce), a high-minded classical dramatist who loves only the theater, and Valere (Rylance), a low-brow street clown who loves only himself. When the fickle princess (Lumley) decides she’s grown weary of Elomire’s royal theatre troupe, he and Valere are left fighting for survival as art squares off with ego in a literary showdown for the ages. This production comes to Broadway direct from London, where it will play a limited engagement this summer.

Cast Members: Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce, Joanna Lumley, Lisa Joyce, Greta Lee, Robert Lonsdale, Michael Milligan, Stephen Ouimette, Liza Sadovy, Sally Wingert

Audience: May be inappropriate for 12 and under.


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