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Hamlet: A Broadway Review
By Christopher Moore, Broadway Magazine
Celebrities and Broadway do not always mix well in performance. When one adds Shakespeare to the equation, the odds for success get even more prohibitive (ask Kelsey Grammer about his Broadway Macbeth). These realities make the accomplishment of Jude Law's performance in Hamlet even more exceptional. Make no mistake-- Jude Law is currently giving a dynamic, intelligent, and insightful performance as Hamlet, a performance that offers more nuance and subtlety than even Ralph Fiennes celebrated rat-a-tat-tat Tony Award Winning Hamlet in the 1990s.
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Hollywood star Jude Law stars in Broadway's newest production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The classic drama features ghosts, romance, duals, regicide, pirates, murder, poison, and the most remarkable poetry ever written for the stage. Hamlet is spurred on by the ghost of his father to avenge his murder. What happens next is simply the greatest play ever written. Law's performance earned rave reviews in London, and will play a limited run at the Broadhurst Theatre.
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Previews Start: September 12, 2009