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August 31—November 18, 2018

Todd Haimes Theatre


August 31—November 18, 2018

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"So clever it uplifts, so timely it hurts."

, The New York Times

Bernhardt/Hamlet Video

Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.”

In 1897, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career. Janet McTeer, “one of the finest classical actresses of her generation” (The Telegraph), brings the legendary leading lady to life.

Bernhardt/Hamlet Cast

Sarah Bernhardt
Janet McTeer
Constant Coquelin
Dylan Baker
Edmond Rostand
Jason Butler Harner
Alfonse Mucha
Matthew Saldivar
Nick Westrate
Tony Carlin
Ito Aghayere
Brittany Bradford
Aaron Costa Ganis
Triney Sandoval
Ensemble, u/s Edmond Rostand, Maurice
Matthew Amendt
Ensemble, u/s Lysette, Rosamond
Jenelle Chue
Ensemble, u/s Sarah Bernhardt
Kate Levy
Ensemble, u/s Alphonse Mucha, Raoul, Francois
Chris Thorn

Bernhardt/Hamlet Creative

Set Designer
Beowulf Boritt
Costume Designer
Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Designer
Bradley King
Original Music and Sound Design
Fitz Patton
Hair & Wig Designer
Matthew Armentrouth
Dialect Consultant
Stephen Gabis
Fight Consultant
Robert Westley
Theresa Rebeck
Moritz von Stuelpnagel

A Roundabout commission.

Roundabout's work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible by Kathryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.

We gratefully acknowledge
The roundabout Leaders for new works
  • Alec Baldwin
  • James Costa and John Archibald
  • Linda L. D’Onofrio
  • Peggy and Mark Ellis
  • Howard Gilman Foundation
  • Jodi Glucksman
  • Sylvia Golden
  • Judith and Douglas Krupp
  • K. Myers
  • Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
  • Ira Pittelman
  • Laura S. Rodgers
  • Seedlings Foundation
  • Mary Solomon
  • Lauren and Danny Stein
  • Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
  • The Tow Foundation

The empty house of the Todd Haimes Theatre with a wash of purple light over the seats, and a chandelier hangs at the top of the theatre.

Presented at

Todd Haimes Theatre

227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY

between 7th and 8th Avenues