In the midst of the Fall 2014 Broadway season, Roundabout Theatre Company has already announced plans for a year from now! But who could blame them once you hear this! Roundabout Theatre Company will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Broadway in New York. What better way to kick off a legendary season than with a brand new play starring one of the most internationally famous actress’ currently living? Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Keira Knightley will come to Broadway next fall in Thérèse Raquin!
Roundabout Theatre Company proudly announced its first production of its 50th anniversary season in New York which is set to kick off next Fall with some flair! Thérèse Raquin will kick off Roundabout’s season headlined by Academy Award, Golden Globe and Olivier Award nominee Keira Knightley making her Broadway debut. The show is set to begin previews on October 1st, 2015 followed by an official opening on October 29th. Evan Cabnet is on board as director for the production!
Keira Knightley is an English actress and singer who is best known for her role as Elizabeth Swann in Disney’s Pirates of the Carribean Series which began in 2003. This brought her to international fame which has led to a number of other jobs. She has appeared in movies such as Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Silk, The Duchess, A Dangerous Method and Anna Karenina. She has been nominated for an Academy Award for her work in Pride & Prejudice as well as a Golden Globe for her work in Pride & Prejudice and Atonement. In 2008, Forbes reported her as the second highest paid actress in Hollywood. She was also the only non-American actress to make the list. Knightly will be seen next in Laggies which hits theatres on October 24th followed by The Imitation Game which will be in theatres November 21st.
Knightley may her West End theatrical debut in Martin Crimp’s translation of The Misanthrope. The piece was staged by Thea Sharrock at the Comedy Theatre in London and Knightley received both a Olivier and Evening Standard Award nomination for her work. Knightley also returned to the Comedy Theatre to star in The Children’s Hour staged by Ian Rickson.
Thérèse Raquin is a brand new play written by Helen Edmundson which was commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company. The play tells the story of a woman named Therese who had made piece with her loveless marriage. However, her world is turned upside down when Lauren comes walking through the door and the two are unable to ignore their passion. The two set off on a violet path that may have consequences as the story talks of love, list, betrayal and guilt.
I am so incredibly excited to hear Keira Knightley will be making her Broadway debut next Fall! Knightley is one of my favorite British actresses on the screen and I am definitely looking forward to seeing her on stage next season! She is sure to be a hit with Broadway audiences. Roundabout Theatre Company is known for their excellent work, especially when commissioning pieces, so I am also looking forward to the arrival of this new piece. It’s definitely odd to be talking about theatre that will take place a year from now but also very exciting at the same time! It’s a soilid start in building anticipation for their next season this far out with such a large name already attached. I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of the RTC 50th anniversary season has in store.
We still have almost an entire year until Roundabout Theatre Company kicks off its 50th anniversary season in New York on Broadway! However, with a headliner already attached to their first show of the year, things are already looking exciting for Roundabout. Luner on Theatre will be sure to bring you more news on casting and creative team details once they have been announced. For more information, visit Roundabout Theatre Company’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter Account. And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!