Farinelli and the King Tickets
Farinelli and the King is a play written by Claire van Kampen, initially premiered in 2015 at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London. After this world premiere, the production was transferred to the Duke of York’s Theater, with co-production from Sonia Friedman. Now, the much-loved play is all set to make its Broadway premiere, at the Belasco Theater in the December of 2017. With only 16 weeks on Broadway, tickets for the show are expected to sell out fast. If you want to catch this wonderful drama live, you need to get your hands on these Farinelli and the King tickets at the earliest!
Previews for Farinelli and the King are starting on 5th December, 2017 and the play is expected to remain on Broadway all the way till March 2018. So don’t miss out, you have plenty of chances to catch it!
About Farinelli and the King
Farinelli and the King is a story about a monarch falling into madness, with the only cure being music. The storyline revolves around the true tale of Philip V (Philippe V in the play) from Spain. This 18th century royal suffered from depression and bouts of insanity that were apparently controlled by performances by the famous castrato Farinelli. Farinelli gave up the opera houses of Europe to become a musician in the king’s court, on request of the queen, Isabella Farnese. Initially, the King is wary of the imported star from Europe but soon discovers in him a kindred spirit – both are the kings in their respective circles, but are very conscious of their personal deprivations. Soon after meeting Farinelli, the king departs Madrid and opts for a life of simplicity, using music as his therapy and Farinelli as his friend.
This comic play had its debut in 2015 at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, with a completely sold out run. The play then moved to the West End and received immense critical acclaim, along with multiple award nominations.
Cast and Crew
The lead character of the King is played by Mark Rylance. The three-time Tony Award winner will be seen on Broadway for the first time since winning an Oscar for “Bridge of Spies” last year. Claire Van Kampen, the woman behind the composition and direction of the play is also the wife of Mr. Rylance. Ms. Van Kampen is an authority on early music and is a frequent stage composer.
Farinelli will be played by the talented Sam Crane who has previously been a part of productions such as The Miracle, Othello, Eternal Love, The Lady From the Sea and multiple others. He also received Ian Charleson Award Commendations for his roles in Ghosts and Othello.
The singing voice of Farinelli is provided by Iestyn Davies. His sound has been described as “one of the most glorious sounds to be heard on the opera stage today”. The New York Times called his voice “superb”. He is a Grammy winner and an Olivier Award nominated star, with a lot of awards under his belt.
Huss Garbiya also stars in the play as Dr. Jose Cervi. His previous works include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, What Animals Say, The Comedy of Errors, The Snow Queen and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner among many others.
The queen, Isabella Farnese is played by Melody Grove, whose previous credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest, One Night Stand, The Girls of Slender Means and many others. She has also appeared in films such as Tender is the Night and A Case for Paul Temple.
The role of John Rich is played by Colin Hurley, who has previously appeared in Dream Play, Twelfth Night & Richard III and Anne Boleyn.
Reviews and Reception
In its previous run, the comic play was very well-received by the audiences and critics alike. The Telegraph talked about the finesse of Mark Rylance’s performance, saying “Mark Rylance returns triumphantly to the stage. The Daily Express says that the entire show was “beautifully realized (and was) an evening of real enchantment.” The Guardian called it “a pleasure that verges on the sublime!” Time Out London also praises the lead actor in the following words, “Mark Rylance proves again that he is one of the great actors of our age.”
With such splendid reviews and a multi-talented cast and crew, you certainly cannot miss this wonderful show when it opens on Broadway. Grab your Farinelli and the King tickets today and don’t miss out on this wonderful production!
Farinelli and the King Tickets Prices
Currently the average price for Farinelli and the King tickets is $288. The date and location for this event is 25-Mar-18 at Belasco Theatre - NY, New York. The minimum get-in price for Farinelli and the King tickets is $31.
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