The Royal Shakespeare Company is currently performing the multiple 2015 awards-nominated Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two on Broadway, so get your theatre on in New York City, and with a promotion code for reduced priced tickets to boot.
The PBS Masterpiece television series Wolf Hall concluded last night, but fans can watch the stories anew in the plays, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two, both on Broadway for a limited time.
Adapted from Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) productions of Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two sold out in Stratford-upon-Avon before transferring to London, “where they received critical raves, broke box office records and triumphed as the West End’s biggest hit plays.”
Now they are on Broadway for a limited engagement, transporting audiences to the volatile Tudor court of Henry VIII, where Thomas Cromwell rose quickly to become one of the King’s closest advisors.
Ben Miles (Coupling, The Forsyte Saga, Lark Rise to Candleford) stars as Thomas Cromwell in the RSC cast that includes Nathaniel Parker (Inspector Lynley Mysteries, The Outcast) as King Henry VIII, Lydia Leonard (The 39 Steps, Life in Squares) as Anne Boleyn, Nicholas Boulton (Shakespeare in Love, Life Begins) as the Duke of Suffolk, and Nicholas Day (Minder, New Tricks) as the Duke of Norfolk, amongst others.
The 2015 award nominations for Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two include:
- 8 Tony nominations, including Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Ben Miles), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Nathaniel Parker), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Lydia Leonard), Best Direction of a Play (Jeremy Herrin), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Christopher Oram), Best Costume Design of a Play (Christopher Oram), and Best Lighting Design of a Play (Paule Constable & David Plater)
- 7 Outer Critics Circle nominations, including Outstanding New Broadway Play, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Ben Miles), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Paul Jesson and Nathaniel Parker), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Lydia Leonard), Outstanding Director of a Play (Jeremy Herrin), and Outstanding Costume Design (Christopher Oram)
- 5 Drama Desk nominations, including Outstanding Actor in a Play (Ben Miles), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Lydia Leonard), Outstanding Director of a Play (Jeremy Herrin), Outstanding Costume Design (Christopher Oram), and Outstanding Lighting Design (Paule Constable & David Plater)
- 3 Drama League nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play and Distinguished Performance Award (Ben Miles and Nathaniel Parker)
Wolf Hall: Part One is adapted from the novel Wolf Hall, in which the politically-savvy Thomas Cromwell uses wit, charm, and deception to climb the ladder within the royal court of Henry VIII and bring the King what he most desires: the alluring Anne Boleyn, who has promised Henry the son he has longed for.
Wolf Hall: Part Two is adapted from Bring Up the Bodies, which finds Anne Boleyn the queen of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell the King’s chief advisor. With Anne having failed to deliver Henry a male heir and the King now eyeing Jane Seymour, Cromwell must align with his enemies to satisfy Henry. But heads will roll for the King’s chief fixer’s ruthless ambition.
To get reduced priced tickets for Wolf Hall: Part One and/or Wolf Hall: Part Two, use this link to Telecharge, which should have the promotion code (WHROY429) already included.
And for more information about the plays, visit the RSC’s Wolf Hall Broadway website.