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King Charles III
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King Charles III

Sep 23, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Running time: 2:30
Music Box Theatre
239 W 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, W, A, C or E to 42nd Street. Theatre is three blocks north and half a block west.
By Bus: The M7, M20, and M104 each stop in close proximity to the theatre.
Show Description:
Listed at TKTS:
See TKTS Live
$37.00 - $149.00
prices subject to change
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King Charles III will offer a general rush policy for $37 tickets. The tickets are limited to two per person and are available in person only when the box office opens.
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Wheelchair seating available in the Orchestra section only. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible.
Orchestra on ground level, step up to the last two rows. Lower lounge and mezzanine reached only by stairs.
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Valet parking lot: North side of Street between Broadway & 8th Ave. Vans enter on 46th St. Valet parking garage: East of Shubert Alley, on south side of 45th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.
Curb Ramps
(2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway; NW corner 45th St. & Broadway.
Double doors in series: 1st set (each 29") has one pair of automatic doors from 45th Street to Ticket Lobby with push-button control; 2nd set (each 32", attended by ushers) to rear Orchestra.
Box Office
No stairs into lobby, box office assistance available. Ticket Lobby Counter is 47" high. Accessible pass-through with writing shelf at 32".
Unisex: Ticket Lobby. ADA compliant. Door 33". Stall 90" x 66". Commode 18". Grab bars.
Water Fountain
Ticket lobby. Spout 36" and 43".
Ticket Lobby. Coin slot 46". Cord 29". With TTY, electric outlet and shelf.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Closed Captioning is also available through the GalaPro app. For more information on GalaPro, check here:
Visual Assistance
Vision seats in the front of the orchestra available for purchase online, in person, or over the phone. Audio Description is also available through the GalaPro app. More information can be found here:
Folding Armrests
Mobility seats with folding armrests plus companion seat available for purchase online, in person, or over the phone
Subtitled language translations available in Spanish for $5 on the GalaPro app. For more information, go to



To sign, or not to sign. That is the question that hangs so urgently over the wavering title character of “King Charles III,” Mike Bartlett’s flat-out brilliant portrait of a monarchy in crisis, which blazed open on Sunday night at the Music Box Theater. Any echoes you may infer regarding a certain Danish prince are entirely appropriate to this dazzlingly presumptuous drama, set in and around Buckingham Palace in a highly foreseeable future

-----The New York Times
Is the term "future history play" an oxymoron? Perhaps, but it is an exhilarating oxymoron in the hands of Mike Bartlett. His new play, King Charles III (now making its U.S. debut at Broadway's Music Box Theatre following an acclaimed run in London), takes the form of a Shakespearean history, even though it is firmly set in the future: specifically, the first weeks of the reign of the current Prince of Wales. It's a bold experiment with form and content that pays off in delightful and unexpected ways.

....the extraordinarily vivid Shakespearean style of the cast, most of whom are imported from the London production, which won the Olivier Award for best new play earlier this year. Unlike the fine young actors playing William and Harry, who are near ringers for the real princes, Tim Pigott-Smith looks relatively little like Charles; he is nevertheless masterfully convincing in the role. This is less a matter of re-creating the prince’s mannerisms (touching his lip, tugging at his thinning hair) than of inhabiting the strange, stunted emotional world of a man who has largely been defined in public by his most peculiar traits, since they are the only ones that break through the mask of his royalty.



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