King Lear

King Lear

Once every decade or so, a great actor comes to Broadway and gives a performance that reminds us why we go to the theater. Last year, that actor was Glenda Jackson in Three Tall Women. This season, Jackson is back on Broadway, and she’s climbing the tallest mountain any actor can climb. Glenda Jackson is King Lear.

The Tony and two-time Academy Award winner plays Lear for 19 weeks only in an all new production directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (A Doll’s House Part 2, Fun Home), leading a cast that includes Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans), Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities), Aisling O’Sullivan (Raw), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), and Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair). King Lear will feature an original score by the legendary composer Philip Glass.

SYNOPSIS: In William Shakespeare's royal-family tragedy, the aging King Lear divides his estate between his three daughters, ultimately refusing his youngest and favorite her share because she won't publicly admit her love for him. The decision leads to chaos and treachery within the kingdom and madness for its monarch.

April 8 - July 7 - Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @1pm and 7pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @7pm, Saturday @1pm and 7pm, Sunday @2pm
  • Running Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission
  • Playwright: William Shakespeare
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Drama Desk Award
2019 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
Drama League
2019 Distinguished Performance Nominee
2019 Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2019 Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominee
Tony Award
2019 Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominee


(as of May 19, 2019) Total Current Gross: $6,107,055 Highest Weekly Gross: $640,044 (Week Ending Apr 14, 2019)   Average Ticket Price: $86.75 Average % Capacity: 79.24%


Week Ending Week Number This Week Gross Potential Gross Diff $ Avg Ticket Top Ticket Seats Sold Seats in Theatre Perfs Previews % Cap This Week Diff % cap
May 19, 2019 51 $427,075.00 $902,552.00 -$33,409.64 $79.77 $273.00 5354 1049 8 0 63.80% -3.91%
May 12, 2019 50 $460,484.64 $902,552.00 -$32,661.36 $81.04 $273.00 5682 1049 8 0 67.71% 1.53%
May 5, 2019 49 $493,146.00 $902,552.00 -$89,532.00 $88.79 $273.00 5554 1049 8 0 66.18% -7.75%
Apr 28, 2019 48 $582,678.00 $902,552.00 -$26,038.50 $93.92 $273.00 6204 1049 8 0 73.93% -3.31%

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