EXIT THE KING

ExitKing349r

BEGINS PREVIEWS TOMORROW,

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 AT 8PM

BROADWAY PRODUCTION TO OPEN

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 AT THE

BARRYMORE THEATRE

EXIT THE KING, which will star Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Lauren Ambrose, Andrea Martin,

William Sadler and Brian Hutchison, will begin performances this Saturday, March 7 at 8PM. Eugene

Ionesco’s classic comedy, directed by Neil Armfield, and translated by Armfield and Rush, will open on

Thursday, March 26 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street).

The cast recently met to discuss the play, bringing the classic comedy to Broadway and working together.

www.ExitTheKingonBroadway.com

 

ABOUT EXIT THE KING

Academy® Award-winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon lead the cast which also includes Lauren

Ambrose, Andrea Martin, William Sadler and Brian Hutchison. Translated by Neil Armfield and Geoffrey

Rush and directed by Neil Armfield, EXIT THE KING will begin performances Saturday, March 7, 2009 at

the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) and open on Thursday, March 26, 2009. This limited

engagement will run for 14 weeks only, through Sunday, June 14, 2009.

EXIT THE KING is a hilarious and poignant comedy about a megalomaniacal ruler, King Berenger (Rush)

whose incompetence has left his country in near ruin. Despite the efforts of Queen Marguerite (Sarandon) and

the other members of the court to convince the King he has only 90 minutes left to live, he refuses to relinquish

any control.

The design team for EXIT THE KING includes Dale Ferguson (Set & Costume), Damien Cooper (Lighting),

Russell Goldsmith (Sound) and John Rodgers (Composer).

Geoffrey Rush is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association.

Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at

www.Telecharge.com or in person at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre box office, 243 West 47th Street. Box office

hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $116.50.

The performance schedule for EXIT THE KING is Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday at

8:00pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Please note that on Tuesdays March 10

and March 24 the curtain is at 8:00pm, and on Sunday, June 7, the curtain is at 2:00pm.

.

www.ExitTheKingonBroadway.com

# # #