As BSB is hard at work crafting another season, we have some news we were too excited to wait to share: We just received word that we’ve been granted the rights to stage
the REGIONAL PREMIERE of Theresa Rebeck’s Broadway hit: BERNHARDT/HAMLET.
“It is delightful to undress a man and find a woman inside." - Edmond, Act I, Scene ii
In 1899, legendary leading lady Sarah Bernhardt decided to assume the title role of Shakespeare’s Hamlet leaving critics and patriarchs aghast and indignant, but she prevailed. In Theresa Rebeck's daring masterpiece, the playwright imagines--"with high humor and piercing insight, laced with forbidden romance and backstage gossip--the drama onstage and behind-the-scenes in this look at Bernhardt’s most ambitious role." (https://www.goodmantheatre.org/bernhardt)
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"At 55 years old, the French actress is the toast of the theatrical world, managing her own theater company, playing any role she fancies and having her pick of lovers. At the moment, she’s enamored of the 31-year-old French playwright Edmond Rostand. What heights were left for her to scale but Shakespeare’s most enigmatic hero? A dynamic character study of one of the most famous actresses—and infamous divas—in the world" (Variety).
"Theresa Rebeck’s new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Sarah Bernhardt’s career" (show-score.com/broadway-shows/bernhardt-hamlet)
"So clever it uplifts, so timely it hurts . . .. a deep-inside love letter to the theater" (The New York Times).