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Thom Yorke to create original music for Broadway!

 

We are thrilled to announce that Thom Yorke, singer and principal songwriter for the three‐time Grammy Award‐winning alternative rock band, Radiohead, will compose original music for Harold Pinter’s Old Times, directed by Douglas Hodge, and starring Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly as part of our 50th anniversary season.

Thom Yorke. Photo by Sean Evans.

Thom Yorke. Photo by Sean Evans.

Old Times director Douglas Hodge notes: “The music Thom has written for Old Times gives an immediacy and a ‘now‐ness’ to the show. The play itself is about memory and love—Thom’s music works backwards and forwards and plays with time and repetition in the same way Pinter does. In true Thom Yorke‐style, the music is epic, heartbreaking, irresistible and complex. I’m hopeful this collaboration will result in a new kind of theatergoer coming to our show.”

“It’s been pleasure working with Doug on my first stage production,” adds Thom Yorke. “I’ve enjoyed exploring through music the script’s themes of love and memory as well as Pinter’s rhythms, twists and turns.”

Old Times will begin preview performances on Thursday, September 17, 2015 on Broadway at the
American Airlines Theatre. For more information and tickets, please visit our website.


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Casting Announcement: Old Times

 

OldTimesI am thrilled to announce that casting for next season’s production of Old Times, directed by Douglas Hodge, is complete. Clive Owen will be joined by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Eve Best (Anna) and Olivier Award nominee Kelly Reilly (Kate).

Eve Best has twice been nominated for a Tony Award (The Homecoming, Moon for the Misbegotten) and won an Olivier Award for her performance in Hedda Gabler. She has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe, among many others, and has Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and London Critics Circle awards to her name. Her film and television career includes appearances in The King’s Speech and “Nurse Jackie.” Kelly Reilly has been nominated for two Olivier Awards (After Miss Julie, Othello) and has an accomplished film career, including appearances in Calvary, Sherlock Holmes, and Eden Lake. She is currently filming the second season of “True Detective” alongside Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.

I am so proud to welcome these three exceptional performers to the American Airlines Theatre next season. Tickets are currently available when renewing your subscription or as part of a ‘Choose Your Own’ subscription package. I encourage you to join our Email Club to be notified when tickets go on sale.


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Summer TCA Portrait Session 2014I am thrilled to share the news of another exciting production for our 50th Anniversary Season. It is my pleasure to announce that Clive Owen will be making his Broadway debut in Harold Pinter’s Old Times, in a production directed by Douglas Hodge.

You know Douglas Hodge from his incredible performance in Roundabout’s Cyrano de Bergerac in 2012. Doug is a Tony and Olivier Award-winner and an accomplished actor, director, writer, and composer, currently appearing as Inspector Rusk in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful.” He is known as a leading interpreter of Pinter’s work and has appeared in Pinter plays at the Donmar Warehouse, the National Theatre, and the Comedy Theatre (now the Harold Pinter Theatre), among others. Doug will be making his Broadway directorial debut with Old Times, and I know the show could not be in more capable hands.

I am honored to welcome Clive Owen to the Roundabout stage. Clive is perhaps best known for his film and television work, which includes Children of Men, Sin City, and The International as well as the HBO film Hemingway & Gellhorn (Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe nominations) and Cinemax’s “The Knick” (Golden Globe nomination). Clive is also an acclaimed stage actor, having performed at the Young Vic, the Donmar Warehouse, and the Royal National Theater. He originated the role of Dan in Patrick Marber’s Closer and appeared in Mike Nichols’s film version of the play as Larry, a performance for which he received a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, and Academy Award nomination.

I am so excited to have these two incredible artists join the 50th Anniversary Season and to bring this powerful, haunting play to our audience.

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