King Lear on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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King Lear Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Play - Revival
  • King Lear is 2 hours long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: February 28, 2019
  • Show Opened : April 4, 2019
  • Show Closed: June 9, 2019

Glenda Jackson returns to Broadway and continues to break down barriers by playing the lead role in Sam Gold's version of the Shakespearean drama, King Lear.

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King Lear features an original score by the composer Philip Glass.

What's King Lear Like?

The aging King Lear recognizes his own ultimate mortality and he talks to his Shakespearean lawyer to plan ahead to bequeath his estate. He decides to divide his chattels between his three daughters, but refuses to grant his youngest daughter a share due to their poor discourse. His decision ultimately leads to chaos and treachery within his kingdom and ultimately madness for himself.

Is King Lear Good for Kids?

Unless big fans of classic Shakespeare, younger children should give this show a miss.

Theatre Information

James Earl Jones Theatre

138 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,092
Entrance: 48th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
Theatre Information

James Earl Jones Theatre Seating Chart

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Cast Members

King Lear
Glenda Jackson
Elizabeth Marvel
Aisling O'Sullivan
Sean Carvajal
Duke of Cornwall
Russell Harvard
Earl of Gloucester
Jayne Houdyshell
Duke of Albany
Dion Johnstone
Matthew Mahler
Pedro Pascal
Earl of Kent
John Douglas Thompson
Ruth Wilson


Scott Rudin

Production Credits

Sam Gold
Ann Roth
Jane Cox
Scott Lehrer
Original Music
Philip Glass

Creative Team

William Shakespeare