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Farinelli and the King   

Belasco Theatre, (12/17/2017 - 3/25/2018)
First Preview: Dec 05, 2017 Total Previews: 14
Opening Date: Dec 17, 2017    
Closing Date: Mar 25, 2018 Total Performances: 111

Category: Play, Play with music, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Shakespeare's Globe, Paula Marie Black, Tom Smedes, Peter Stern, Jane Bergère, Jane Dubin/Rachel Weinstein, 1001 Nights Productions, Elizabeth Cuthrell & Steven Tuttleman, Rupert Gavin, Robyn L. Paley, SGC USA, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Cindy & Jay Gutterman/Marc David Levine, Marguerite Hoffman/Van Kaplan and Shakespeare Road
Originally produced for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London by Shakespeare's Globe; Subsequently transferred to Duke of York's Theatre in London, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Shakespeare's Globe; Subsequently transferred to Duke of York's Theatre in London, produced in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions and 1001 Nights Productions
Written by Claire van Kampen; Music arranged by Claire van Kampen; Musical Director: Robert Howarth
Directed by John Dove
Production Design by Jonathan Fensom; Lighting Design by Paul Russell; Hair and Wig Design by Campbell Young Associates; Associate Lighting Design: Renée Brode
US General Management: Bespoke Theatricals; UK General Management: Sonia Friedman Productions; Company Manager: Deirdre Murphy
Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Evangeline Rose Whitlock; Stage Manager: James Latus
UK Music Supervisor: Bill Barclay; Musical Coordinator: David Titcomb; Harpsichord: Robert Howarth; Violin: Pavlo Beznosiuk and Chloe Fedor; Viola: Kyle Miller; Theorbo, Baroque Guitar: Daniel Swenberg; Cello: Jonathan Byers; Bass: Pippa MacMillan; Cover Musician: Aaron Brown, Elliot Figg, Maureen Murchie, Hideki Yamaya and Wen Yang
UK Costume Coordinator: Lorraine Ebdon Price
US Casting: Jim Carnahan, CSA; UK Casting: Matilda James; Press Representative: Sam Rudy Media Relations and Jim Byk; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Voice and Dialect: Martin McKellan; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Cast
Sam Crane
Broadway debut
Farinelli
Iestyn Davies
Broadway debut
Singer
Huss Garbiya
Broadway debut
Dr. José Cervi
Melody Grove
Broadway debut
Isabella Farnese
James Hall
Broadway debut
Singer
Lucas Hall
Jethro/Miguel
Colin Hurley
John Rich
(Dec 05, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018)
Edward Peel
Broadway debut
Don Sebastian De La Cuadra
Mark Rylance
Philippe V
Understudies: Peter Bradbury (Don Sebastian De La Cuadra, Dr. José Cervi, Jethro/Miguel, John Rich), Lucas Hall (Farinelli), Eric Jurenas (Singer) and Margot White (Isabella Farnese)
Tony Award®
2018 Best Play [nominee]
Written by Claire van Kampen; Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Shakespeare's Globe, Paula Marie Black, Tom Smedes, Peter Stern, Jane Bergère, Jane Dubin/Rachel Weinstein, 1001 Nights Productions, Elizabeth Cuthrell & Steven Tuttleman, Rupert Gavin, Robyn L. Paley, SGC USA, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Cindy & Jay Gutterman/Marc David Levine, Marguerite Hoffman/Van Kaplan and Shakespeare Road
2018 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play [nominee]
Mark Rylance
2018 Best Scenic Design of a Play [nominee]
Production Design by Jonathan Fensom
2018 Best Costume Design of a Play [nominee]
Production Design by Jonathan Fensom
2018 Best Lighting Design of a Play [nominee]
Lighting Design by Paul Russell
Drama Desk Award
2018 Outstanding Costume Design for a Play [nominee]
Production Design by Jonathan Fensom
2018 Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play [nominee]
Lighting Design by Paul Russell
2018 Outstanding Wig and Hair [nominee]
Hair and Wig Design by Campbell Young Associates
music by George Frideric Handel; lyrics by George Frideric Handel
(Unless otherwise noted)
Ho perso il caro ben (from Il Parnasso in Festa (Act I, Scene 4))
Alto Giove (from Polifemo (Act I, Scene 4))
(music by Nicola Porpora; lyrics by Nicola Porpora)
Fra tempeste funeste a quest'alma (from Rodelinda (Act I, Scene 5))
Sento la gioia (from Amadigi di Gaula (Act I, Scene 6))
Se in fiorito (from Giulio Cesare (Act II, Scene 1))
Venti, turbini, prestate (from Rinaldo (Act II, Scene 3))
Cara sposa (from Rinaldo (Act II, Scene 4))
Bel contento (from Flavio (Act II, Scene 5))
Lascia, ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo (Act II, Scene 6))