Bernhardt - Hamlet

Actress Janet McTeer laying down holding a skull and looking at it. The text above her reads BERNHARDT/HAMLET.

Show Details

Performance Schedule

TUESDAY thru SATURDAY @ 8 PM
WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY @ 2 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Run Dates

August 31, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Running Time

2:20 hrs

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Show Description

Mark Twain wrote, "There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt."

In 1897, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet.

Theresa Rebeck's new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt's career. Janet McTeer brings the legendary leading lady to life.

Audience Advisory

******Early Curtain Weeks October 9th - 19th ALL Evening Performances @ 7 PM

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August 31, 2018 - November 18, 2018

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Theatre Details

Address

American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

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.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Designated, flexible wheelchair seating area behind the last row of the center orchestra and the last row of the mezzanine

Seating: 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.

Elevator\Escalator: Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre.

Parking: An Icon parking garage is located at 250 west 43rd between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

Entrance: 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.

Restroom: Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only

Water Fountain: Several accessible water fountains are located throughout the theatre, all reachable by elevator.

Telephone: 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 Subscribers can call (212) 719-1300 for reservations, non-subscribers ask at the coat check at the performance.

Folding Armrests: Six (6) seats are available with folding armrests.

Reviews (3)

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