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The 2014-2015 Broadway Season

The Audience
For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting known as The Audience. Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren returns to Broadway, and the throne, in a riveting new play by Peter Morgan.

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Opening Night - March 08 2015
Helen Mirren (center) and the company of Peter Morgan's <i>The Audience</i>.Helen Mirren (center) and the company of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Photo by: Joan Marcus


The Audience takes theatregoers behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II (played by Helen Mirren) as she meets with each of her Prime Ministers, from when she was a young mother to now, as a great grandmother. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.


  • Dame Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her portrayal of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in a previous project— the film The Queen, which was also written by The Audience playwright Peter Morgan.
  • In addition to Mirren, the cast also Olivier Award-winner Richard McCabe, who was honored for his supporting performance as one of the Prime Ministers, Harold Wilson; and two-time past Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey as Margaret Thatcher.


    The world premiere of Peter Morgan’s play took place in London’s West End in the winter of 2013, with Helen Mirren in the title role—a performance for which she won an Olivier Award.


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    Revised February 25, 2015


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