The River, New York
The Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth’s The River will open on Sunday 16 November on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, The River will preview from 31 October and play a strictly limited 13-week season until 8 February 2015.
The River opened in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court in October 2012, in an intimate production which enchanted audiences and critics. It marked the sixth collaboration between Jez Butterworth and Ian Rickson, following on from the multi-award winning production of Jerusalem, which opened at the Royal Court in 2009.
The production also featured Laura Donnelly, alongside Miranda Raison and Dominic West, going on to win a South Bank Sky Arts Award. The River is designed by Ultz, with lighting by Charles Balfour, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and music by Stephen Warbeck.
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