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Law's Hamlet to move to Broadway

Jude Law in Hamlet
Critics have praised Law's performance in the play

Actor Jude Law is to take his current West End portrayal of Hamlet to Broadway, it has been announced.

Following its sold out run at the Wydham's Theatre, the Donmar production will spend 12 weeks in New York.

It marks the actor's return to Broadway for the first time since 1995, when he made his Tony Award-nominated debut in Jean Cocteau's Indiscretions.

The play will open at the Broadhurst Theater on 6 October, with previews from 12 September.

Law will be joined in New York by the rest of the Donmar Theatre cast from London.

Hamlet will finish up in London on 22 August and then travel to Elsinore Castle in Denmark - where the play is set - for a short run of performances before heading to Broadway.

Michael Grandage, artistic director of the Donmar, said: "Following our recent productions of Frost/Nixon and Mary Stuart, I am delighted we have been invited to bring another of our productions to Broadway.

"We feel very privileged to be part of such a vibrant theatre community and it is exciting to think that so many people will get to engage with our work and to witness Jude Law's extraordinary performance."

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