ANNOUNCING BROADWAY PREMIERE OF
OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING & NY DRAMA CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD-WINNING NEW COMEDY
Directed by Olivier Award Nominee MATTHEW DUNSTER
(New York, NY) The critically acclaimed Royal Court Theatre/Atlantic Theater Company production of Academy Award® winner, Olivier Award® winner and Tony Award® nominee Martin McDonagh’s new comedy Hangmen will begin performances on Friday, February 28, 2020, and officially open on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Broadway’s Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) for a strictly limited twenty-week engagement through Saturday, July 18, 2020.
Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen, which the New York Times hailed in their “Critic’s Pick” review as a “triumphant return for Martin McDonagh,” marks McDonagh’s seventh play to be produced on Broadway and his return to the stage following his BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri.
Casting will be announced shortly.
Olivier Award nominated Director Matthew Dunster’s production of Martin McDonagh’s new comedy Hangmen celebrated a sold out, critically acclaimed world premiere at London’s Royal Court Theatre in September 2015 before transferring to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre in 2016 and going on to win the Olivier Award for Best Play. Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen made its US Premiere at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company on January 18, 2018 where it played a sold out engagement through March 7, 2018, winning the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.
ENGLAND 1965 – What is Britain’s (second most) famous executioner to do now that hanging has been abolished? The simple answer is a lot more than he bargained for. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity and the cub reporters and pub regulars are dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, while his old assistant Syd and the mysterious Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.
Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen features scenic and costume design by Olivier Award winner Anna Fleischle, lighting design by Joshua Carr and sound design by Olivier Award winner Ian Dickinson.
Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen is produced by Robert Fox, Jean Doumanian and Elizabeth I. McCann.
MARTIN McDONAGH (Playwright) is an award-winning writer/director and Hangman marks his seventh play to be produced on Broadway. His plays include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman, A Behanding in Spokane and Hangmen. His latest film, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri won Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA Awards for Best Picture and McDonagh’s screenplay. Other film work as writer/ director include Seven Psychopaths, In Bruges, and Six Shooter (short film).
MATTHEW DUNSTER (Director). Directing credits include Hangmen, True West, Liberian Girl (Royal Court), The Seagull, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Regent’s Park), Love’s Sacrifice (RSC),The Lightning Child and Doctor Faustus(Shakespeare’s Globe), The Love Girl & the Innocent, You Can Still Make a Killing (Southwark Playhouse), Mametz (National Theatre Wales), Before the Party (Almeida Theatre), A Sacred Flame (English Touring), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Royal Exchange Manchester), Mogadishu (Royal Exchange Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith), The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells). Writing credits include Children’s Children (Almeida Theatre), You Can See the Hills (Royal Exchange Manchester), Two Clouds Over Eden. Writing for BBC R4: “Depth of Field” and “Poor Echo.” Directing for R4: “Love and Money.”
ANNA FLEISCHLE (Scenic & Costume Designer) is a multi-award-winning set and costume designer, working internationally in theatre, opera and dance. Awards include for Hangmen: Olivier Award for Best Set Design, Critics’ Circle Award for Best Designer and the Evening Standard Award for Best Design. Anna is listed in the 2017 The Stage’s Theatre Power List 100. Anna has also been awarded Outstanding Achievement in Opera (for King Priam and Paul Bunyan at ETO) and the What’s On Stage Best Opera Production (Don Giovanni at ETO). Theatre and Dance includes Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theater); The Kid Stays In the Picture (Royal Court); Don Juan in Soho (Wyndham’s Theatre); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Old Vic); Hangmen (Royal Court, Wyndham’s Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe); John, Can We Talk About This? (DV8, National Theatre); Rent (St James Theatre and national tour); Beware of Pity (Schaubühne, Complicité); Two Noble Kinsmen, Cymbeline, Love’s Sacrifice (RSC); The End of Longing (Playhouse); Before the Party (Almeida Theatre); Love the Sinner (Royal National Theatre). Opera includes Candide (Opera National de Lorraine, France); Don Giovanni, Iphigénie en Tauride, King Priam, Paul Bunyan (ETO); Zaide (Sadler’s Wells).
JOSHUA CARR (Lighting Designer). Recent theatre includes A Christmas Carol (Hull Truck Theatre); Tiger Bay (Wales Millennium Centre & Cape Town Opera); Terror (Lyric Hammersmith); Romeo and Juliet (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Theatres); Sleeping Beauty, All My Sons, The Miser (Watermill Theatre); Stewart Lee: Content Provider (London and U.K. tour); Lunch and the Bow of Ulysses (Trafalgar Studios); Wonderman (Gagglebabble, National Theatre of Wales and Wales Millennium Centre); Henry V (Regent’s Park Theatre); RAZ (West End); Hangmen (Royal Court and West End); Dinner with Friends (Park Theatre), Albert Herring (RCM); The Dissidents (Tricycle Theatre); The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Britain’s Best Recruiting Sergeant (Unicorn Theatre); The Wasp, In the Vale of Health (Hampstead Theatre); Exit the King (Theatre Royal Bath); Breeders (St James Theatre); LeGateau Chocolat: Black (Assembly Edinburgh, Soho Theatre, Homotopia Festival, Liverpool and U.K. tour); Yellow Face (Royal National Theatre, Park Theatre); Some Girl I Used to Know (West End, West Yorkshire Playhouse and U.K. tour). www.joshua-carr.co.uk
IAN DICKINSON (Sound Designer) is a U.K-based sound designer with extensive domestic and international credits to his name. Recent shows include Heisenberg, the opening West End production for Elliott & Harper Productions; Fatherland at Manchester International Festival; and Angels in America at Royal National Theatre. He won an Olivier Award for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which has gone on to considerable worldwide success, including Broadway. Other Broadway productions include Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Seagull, Jerusalem and The River. He has been a member of the Autograph design team since 2009.
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