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Show Summary - Farinelli and the King

Farinelli and the King is a new play written and with music by Claire van Kampen, starring Mark Rylance as King Philippe V of Spain.  Mark Rylance, who also happens to be Claire van Kampen’s husband, is considered one of the most accomplished actors working today across the world.

The former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe in London for the first ten years of its existence, Rylance has won three Tony Awards for his performances in Twelfth Night (2014), Jerusalem (2011), and Boeing-Boeing (2008), in addition to an Academy Award for his role in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies (2015).

Among his other screen performances are the role of Thomas Cromwell in the BBC mini-series Wolf Hall (2015), as well as the title role in Steven Spielberg’ The BFG (2016).  Claire van Kampen is an accomplished composer, playwright, director, and musician, who has composed the music for several Broadway shows including Twelfth Night, Richard III, La Bête, Boeing-Boeing, and True West.

The play Farinelli and the King transfers to Broadway after a sold out run in London’s West End, which was also directed by John Dove, and co-starred Colin Hurley, Sam Crane, Huss Garbiya, and Edward Peel.  In addition, the singing voice of Farinelli is portrayed by Grammy Award winning countertenor Iestyn Davies. Fascinatingly, the role of Farinelli is played in a dual fashion, by an actor (Sam Crane), as well as a singer (Grammy Award winner Iestyn Davies). 
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: 12/05/17
Show Opens: 12/17/17
Show Closes: 03/25/18
Number of Performances: 8 shows per week
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Farinelli and the King

What Is Farinelli and the King Like?

Farinelli and the King is a captivating story about a fascinating footnote of history. In 18th century Spain, King Philippe V suffers from terrible insomnia and melancholy. As he lays in his chamber, his wife, the Queen, is told of a singer named Farinelli whose voice with the divine ability to utterly captivate all who hear it.  When Philippe hears this man sing, his malaise dissipates, and he begs him to stay. However, Farinelli is destined to become a great star, and thus he must choose between solitude to save his King and country, or his own celebrity. With the unparalleled magnificence of Mark Rylance in the role of Philippe, this play is uniquely accompanied by period instruments and reconceived arias. Like with the Mark Rylance led productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which also transferred from Shakespeare’s Globe, the show offers limited seating on the stage with an up close & personal view of the action.

Is Farinelli and the King Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for those aged 12 and older.  Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Colin Hurley
  • Huss Garbiya
  • Iestyn Davies
  • Edward Peel
  • Sam Crane
  • Mark Rylance
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Cast Members:

Sam Crane as Farinelli
Mark Rylance as King Philippe V
Iestyn Davies as Singing Voice of Farinelli
Huss Garbiya
Edward Peel
Colin Hurley

Broadway Theatre:

Belasco Theatre
111 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:
The Shubert Organization

44th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenues

Belasco Theater Box Office Hours:

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sundays: 12pm - 6pm

Seating Map:
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Sonia Friedman Productions
Shakespeare's Globe
Paula Marie Black

Production Credits:
John Dove (Direction)
Jonathan Fensom (Prodution Design)

Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Casting Director - Adults:
Jim Carnahan Casting
Advertising Representative:
Casting Director - UK:
Matilda James
Press Agent:
Jim Byk at Sam Rudy Media


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Other Credits:
Claire van Kampen (Book + Music + Arrangements)
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Parking For This Theatre:

The closest parking garage for the Belasco Theater is located at:
Central Parking System
100 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Edison Parking
38 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.