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Bernhardt/Hamlet is a new play that follows the life and times of legendary French actress, Sarah Bernhardt. The show is making its grand debut at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre, with previews set for September 1st 2018 and an official opening night set for 25th September. Mixing elements of Bernhardt’s real life with respectful bits of fiction, this new play by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck, is shaping up to be a truly remarkable Broadway experience. Set at a time where Bernhardt was grappling with a production of Hamlet that could make or break her career, Bernhardt/Hamlet is the unlikely coming together of two people — one actor and one character.
The highly anticipated production masterfully brings together rollicking high comedy with resonant human drama, making for a spectacular show. Playing the titular character of Bernhardt is theatre and film veteran Janet McTeer. The British powerhouse is joined on stage and behind it with a exceptionally talented group of people as they tackle the inspiring and often controversial life and choices of Bernhardt.
The Story of Bernhardt/Hamlet
The story begins in 1899, when the international stage celebrity Sarah Bernhardt set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. In what was considered a controversial move, the actress crossdressed on stage to portray the most ambitious role of her career. Follow her as she embarks on a journey that will cement her place in the history of theater.
Bernhardt/Hamlet: Practical Information
Know Before You Go
The show is suitable for ages 8+. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
American Airlines Theatre has a seating capacity of 740.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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Bernhardt/Hamlet Broadway Performance
Previews start in September.
This section will be updated once previews start in September.
About American Airlines Theatre
Originally called the Selwyn Theatre, the American Airlines Theatre will be hosting the spectacular production of Bernhardt/Hamlet starting 1st September. The theatre is one of the most iconic performance venues in New York City and was established in 1918. Designed by George Keister and built by the Selwyn brothers, the theatre boasts of a classic Italian Renaissance style. At 740 seats, American Airlines is one of the smaller theatres on Broadway, making it perfect for small, intimate plays.
American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Please check the American Airlines Theatre Seating Chart to find the best seats.
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