'Hamlet' premieres on Broadway
Jude Law‘s melancholy Dane keels over and dies around 10 at the Broadhurst, but Law was ready to party by 11 p.m., when he entered the after-party for the Broadway opening of “Hamlet” at the vast Gotham Hall on 36th Street.
Producer Arielle Tepper Madover, who’s on her third co-prod with the Donmar Warehouse (after “Mary Stuart” and “Frost/Nixon”), said: “The transition to New York was very fast.”
The major change between the Donmar and the Broadhurst, Madover said, was the size of the venue: The latter was so much bigger that the set had to be rebuilt.
For this production, though, the play’s the thing: “I think what’s amazing about this production is Michael’s ability to direct the play for people who’ve never seen it before,” she said, referring to Michael Grandage, Donmar a.d. and helmer of the tragedy.