Win two tickets for King Lear on Broadway this spring, and meet Olivier and Golden Globe award-winning actor Ruth Wilson after the show! PLUS you'll win a $200 gift certificate for a meal for two before or after the show at Ocean Prime!
**Please see scheduling details below in Special Notes section**
About King Lear (from Playbill.com)
Once every decade or so, a great actor comes to Broadway and gives a performance that reminds us why we go to the theater. Last year, that actor was Glenda Jackson in Three Tall Women. This season, Jackson is back on Broadway, and she’s climbing the tallest mountain any actor can climb. Glenda Jackson is King Lear.
The Tony and two-time Academy Award winner plays Lear for 19 weeks only in an all new production directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (A Doll’s House Part 2, Fun Home), leading a cast that includes Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans), Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities), Aisling O’Sullivan (Raw), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), and Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair). King Lear will feature an original score by the legendary composer Philip Glass.
SYNOPSIS: In William Shakespeare's royal-family tragedy, the aging King Lear divides his estate between his three daughters, ultimately refusing his youngest and favorite her share because she won't publicly admit her love for him. The decision leads to chaos and treachery within the kingdom and madness for its monarch.
About Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson is a two-time Olivier Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner, and made her Broadway debut in Nick Payne’s Constellations, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She is best known for her role as Alison Lockhart in the Showtime series “The Affair” (Golden Globe Award). Film credits include The Little Stranger, Dark River, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, Suite Française, Locke, Saving Mr. Banks, The Lone Ranger, and Anna Karenina. She received Olivier Awards for Best Actress for Anna Christie opposite Jude Law, and Best Supporting Actress for A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Rachel Weisz, both at the Donmar Warehouse. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress for Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre. On television, Wilson starred in the acclaimed BBC series “Luther,” which was nominated for eight Emmy Awards. She received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for Best Lead Actress for the BBC miniseries “Jane Eyre.” She debuted on the London stage in 2007 in the National Theatre’s production of Maxim Gorky’s Philistines, and starred in the Almeida Theatre adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Through a Glass Darkly.
About Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime is an award-winning modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. With stunning settings, a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and steaks and truly exceptional service, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, celebrate, and indulge.
COURTESY OF: Joey Parnes Productions; Ruth Wilson; Mary Jain.
PRIZE INCLUDES: two (2) tickets to King Lear on Broadway this spring; opportunity to meet Ruth Wilson after the perfomance; a gift certificate for Ocean Prime worth $200.
RESTRICTIONS: Ticket voucher is valid for any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday performances between April 9 - June 2, 2019, subject to availability. Seat locations are to be determined by the theater after a perfomance date/time has been requested and confirmed. Scheduling will also be subject to Ms. Wilson's availability.
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