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Bernhardt - Hamlet
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Bernhardt - Hamlet

Aug 31, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018
Running time: 2:20
American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: Centrally located near the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, E, and S lines at 42nd Street Times Square.
By Bus: Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, or M104.
Show Description:


Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Written By

Theresa Rebeck

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Audience Advisory
******Early Curtain Weeks October 9th - 19th ALL Evening Performances @ 7 PM
Age Guidance: 15
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Designated, flexible wheelchair seating area behind the last row of the center orchestra and the last row of the mezzanine
Seats 740. Orchestra, 1st floor; Mezzanine, 2nd and 3rd Floor; 5th floor Penthouse lobby open to the public. 4th floor private. Lower lobby main public facilities and lounge.
Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre.
An Icon parking garage is located at 250 west 43rd between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Primary entrance from street, through double doors into outer lobby with box office, through double doors into main lobby, through 2 sets of double doors (each 31") into Orchestra.
Box Office
227 West 42nd St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Hours: 10am - 8pm: Tuesday through Saturday. 10am - 6pm Sunday and Monday. The box office closes at 6pm on any evening with no performance.
Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only
Water Fountain
Several accessible water fountains are located throughout the theatre, all reachable by elevator.
There is a secure cell phone charging station on the 5th floor, reachable by elevator. The station is complimentary to use but requires a credit card to “unlock” devices. The station is 69” high.
Assisted Listening System
Assisted listening devices available: Infrared headsets free at coatcheck. A photo ID is required to check out a headset.
Folding Armrests
Six (6) seats are available with folding armrests.



Playing the great Belle Époque actress Sarah Bernhardt, who is herself, preparing to play Hamlet, Janet McTeer proves to be a woman not only for all seasons, but particularly and triumphantly for this one. Theresa Rebeck’s world premiere play, “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” is an investigation of creative genius in female form. The part gives McTeer not only a potentially career-defining star turn, but one that is uncannily tuned in to the current zeitgeist of traditional gender power dynamics that continue to challenge newly empowered women.   CONTINUE READING THE BROADWAY NEWS REVIEW
Is it chance or synchronicity that brings “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” a muscular comedy about a woman unbound, to Broadway at this grim transitional moment in gender politics? Either way, Theresa Rebeck’s new play, which opened on Tuesday at the American Airlines Theater, is so clever it uplifts, so timely it hurts. CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW
Running alongside all the backstage drama is Bernhardt’s romantic entanglement with the lovesick, creatively tortured Rostand, who against his better judgment gives in to Bernhardt’s request that he trim and rewrite the greatest drama in history. (Both Harner and Dylan Baker, as Bernhardt’s ever loyal co-star, hold their own on this beautifully designed set, no small feat with McTeer.) CONTINUE READING THE DATELINE HOLLYWOOD REVIEW


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