Pre-Broadway ‘Skylight’ with Nighy, Mulligan in movies tonight

The London production of "Skylight," starring  Bill Nighy and Cary Mulligan, will be broadcast by the National Theatre Live during October around the country and open on Broadway in the Spring with its original London cast.
The London production of “Skylight,” starring Bill Nighy and Cary Mulligan, will be broadcast by the National Theatre Live Oct. 30 around the country and open on Broadway in the Spring with its original London cast.

Can’t get to Broadway to see the National Theatre production of “Skylight” with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. Try your local movie complex or university instead.

The National Theatre Live’s mission is “to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world” and I, for one. am grateful. Nothing beats seeing theater live, but not everyone lives close to theaters producing new and/or classic work on a regular basis.

Tonight, I will be heading out to Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ, to catch the play about former lovers who meet again. Written by David Hare, directed by Stephen Daldry (“Billy Elliot: The Musical,” “An Inspector Calls“) and designed by Bob Crowley — all A listers — I can’t wait. It is scheduled to open on Broadway next year.

The play features Nighy ( Davy Jones in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”) and Mulligan (“Inside Llewyn Davis,” “The Great Gatsby,” “An Education”). She made her West End debut in this show. 

Click here for the National Theatre Live website, then click on “Find a Venue” at the top. Tickets $22.

Click here for the Broadway show at the Golden Theater. Tickets $60.00 – $149.00. Performances March 16-June 21, 2015.

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