Judas Kiss (Broadway)

The Judas Kiss (Broadway)

Liam Neeson starred on Broadway in this compelling depiction of Oscar Wilde of THE JUDAS KISS by David Hare which opened on April 29, 1998 at the Broadhurst Theatre and ran for 103 performances and 6 previews, closing on August 1, 1998

Produced by Robert Fox, Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Joan Cullman and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President) Originally produced by The Almeida Theatre Company.

Directed by Richard Eyre; Scenic & Costume Design by Bob Crowley; Lighting Design by Mark Henderson; Sound Design by John A. Leonard; Incidental music by George Fenton and Associate Lighting Design: Mike Baldassari.

Starring Liam Neeson (Oscar Wilde); Peter Capaldi (Robert Ross); Richard Clarke (Sandy Moffatt); Tom Hollander (Lord Alfred Douglas); Stina Nielsen (Phoebe Cane); Daniel Serafini-Sauli (Galileo Masconi) and Alex Walkinshaw (Arthur Wellesley)

Understudies: Simon Brooking (Robert Ross, Sandy Moffatt),  Matthew Greer (Lord Alfred Douglas, Arthur Wellesley, Galileo Masconi) and  Miranda Kent (Phoebe Cane)

General Manager: Stuart Thompson Productions; Company Manager: James Triner; Production Stage Manager: Susie Cordon; Technical Supervisor: Gene O’Donovan; Stage Manager: Laura deBuys; General Management Assistant: Caroline Prugh; Casting: Daniel Swee, and Patsy Pollack; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Online Marketing: Toby Simkin / BuyBroadway Inc.; Advertising: Serino Coyne,Inc.; Press Assistant: Mara Grace; Photographer: Ivan Kyncl.

The Judas Kiss premiered at the Almeida Theatre in London on March 12, 1998 and then on Broadway on April 29. The story of Oscar Wilde just before and after his imprisonment. Act One captures him in 1895 on the eve of his arrest. He still has a chance to flee to the continent but chooses to let the train leave without him. In the second act, Wilde is in Naples more than two years later, after his release from Reading Gaol. In exile, he is drawn to a reunion with his unworthy lover and a final betrayal.

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The Judas Kiss

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