Oslo the Play Tickets
It was 1993 and venue, an abandoned castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo, Norway. If this sounds like the start of a spy movie, it isn’t, however it is the plot of the hottest show on Broadway - Oslo. Far away from the prying eye of the public and media, two arch enemies met to end decades of bloodshed and perhaps carve out a peaceful future for their countries. These meetings would take place often and would later lead to what the world would come to know as the Oslo Accords. This true story of Israeli-Palestinian rapprochement has now been adapted into a Broadway play. The meetings are no more a secret and now you too can know what actually happened behind closed doors with Oslo tickets.
If you want to witness history in the making then be at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, because that is where this seven time Tony Awards nominated play is being performed. This 2-hour 55 minutes (with one intermission) roller coaster rides through Middle East’s ancient grudges and rivalries and its present-day realities.
The Team and Productions
The play is written by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher, with immaculately designed costumes by Catherine Zuber and beautifully designed sets by Michael Yeargan.
While Oslo is about secret negotiations between Israel and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), it also highlights the efforts of a husband and wife diplomatic couple, Mona Juul and TerjeRød-Larsen who facilitated these negotiations.
The play had its off-Broadway world premiere at the Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre on July 11, 2016. It was directed by Bartlett Sher and the cast included Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle, amongst others. The same cast and production team would later bring this play to Broadway.
Oslo’s Broadway debut was on April 13, 2017, at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The play opened to glorious reviews with The Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones calling it the best drama I have seen this year anywhere.
The production will make its way across the Atlantic later in 2017 and will be staged first at the Royal National Theatre, London, and later at West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre.
Original Broadway Cast and Award Nominations
In addition to Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle, other cast members include Adam Dannheisser, Anthony Azizi, Michael Aronov, Dariush Kashani, Daniel Jenkins, Christopher McHale, Jeb Kreager and others. Amongst them, Jennifer Ehle has been nominated for a Tony for Best Actress, Michael Aronov for Best Featured Actor, and Jefferson Mays for Best Actor. In addition to the actors, Oslo’s director, Bartlett Sher has been nominated for a Tony for Best Direction, Michael Yeargan for Best Scenic Design, while Donald Holder was nominated for Best Lighting Design. Oslo also received a nomination for Best Play.
Oslo Stands Out and Why Should You See It
Broadway productions are fruits of someone’s imagination. They are usually based on actual events and personalities however remain interpretations nevertheless. Oslo is different. Not many know this, but the Norwegian diplomatic couple behind these secret negotiations is actually friends with director. It was Sher who put them in touch with Rogers, who interviewed them extensively before penning this play. So, in a lot of ways, Oslo is a first-hand narrative, told from the perspective of those who were actually behind these secretive negotiations.
Wait, There Is One More Reason to visit Oslo
Oslo makes diplomacy look sexy! In the world where Mother of All Bombs does the talking to those who don’t listen, diplomacy doesn’t have to be dull and trivial, at least not on Broadway. Oslo may be an almost three hour roller coaster ride, meandering through complex Middle Eastern crevasses, but it is also a political thriller. If you liked watching Munich and Argo, chances are you would like Oslo too.
Oslo at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Broadway regulars would know that the Vivian Beaumont Theatre is one of a kind. The only Broadway-class theatre in NYC, which is not situated in the Theatre District, the Vivian Beaumont Theatre can seat only 1,200 patrons. Since the seating capacity is limited, you need to get these Oslo The Play tickets now and reserve the best seats in the house.