Farinelli and the King

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farinelli-and-the-king-theatregoldWhen a monarch falls into madness, the only cure is music.
Following his acclaimed performance in the hit film Dunkirk, Oscar® and three-time Tony® winner MARK RYLANCE returns to the stage in FARINELLI AND THE KING. Written by Claire van Kampen and directed by John Dove, this captivating new play arrives on Broadway after sold-out runs at Shakespeare’s Globe and on London’s West End.

With designs by Jonathan Fensom and musical arrangements by van Kampen, it tells the true story of Philippe V (Rylance), a Spanish monarch on the brink of madness. He finds unexpected solace in the voice of world-renowned castrato Farinelli, sung by countertenor Iestyn Davies.

Like Broadway’s Twelfth Night and Richard III, this contemporary work is presented in the signature style of Shakespeare’s Globe —traditional baroque instruments are played live in a gallery above the stage; the audience enjoys intimate seating with several rows onstage; and the story is told by candlelight, creating an enchanting theatergoing experience.

Farinelli and the King
First Preview Dec 05, 2017
Opeing Dec 17, 2017
Closing Mar 25, 2018
Belasco Theatre on Broadway
Now Playing

Reviews – Soon


Colin Hurley – John Rich
Sam Crane – Broadway Debut – Farinelli
Iestyn Davies  – Broadway Debut – Singer
Huss Garbiya – Broadway Debut – Dr. José Cervi
Melody Grove – Broadway Debut – Isabella Farnese
James Hall – Broadway Debut – Singer
Lucas Hall – Jethro/Miguel
Edward Peel – Broadway Debut – Don Sebastian De La Cuadra
Mark Rylance – Philippe V

Understudies: Peter Bradbury (Don Sebastian De La Cuadra, Dr. José Cervi, Jethro/Miguel, John Rich), Lucas Hall (Farinelli), Eric Jurenas (Singer) and Margot White (Isabella Farnese)


Belasco Theatre


The Belasco Theatre is a Broadway theatre opened in 1907 at 111 West 44th Street in midtown-Manhattan. Originally known as the Stuyvesant Theatre, it was designed by architect George Keister for impresario David Belasco.The interior featured Tiffany lighting and ceiling panels, rich woodwork and expansive murals by American artist Everett Shinn.


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111 W 44th St (between 6th Ave & 7th Ave) New York, NY 10036

N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq; B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr
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Access Information
Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are 2 steps to box office/lobby. The side entrance has no steps. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre, they are unable to provide assistance.
Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.
Wheelchair accessible restroom available