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‘Jerusalem’ back to London

Play heads for West End after Broadway

LONDON — “Jerusalem,” the Brit drama by Jez Butterworth now playing on Broadway, will return to the West End for a 14-week run after its Main Stem stint wraps.

Originally staged in an SRO production by the Royal Court Theater in July 2009, “Jerusalem” played a strong-sellig West End season in 2010 in a run produced by the Royal Court and commercial producer Sonia Friedman. Show, which opened in Gotham in April, is set to end its run at the Music Box Theater Aug. 21.

For the second London stint (Oct. 8-Jan.14) the lead role will again be played by Mark Rylance, who won the Tony, Drama League, Outer Critics’ Circle, Olivier, Evening Standard and U.K. Critics’ Circle awards for his perf. Mackenzie Crook will again co-star, but other casting remains to be announced.

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