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King Lear Tickets & Information

Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street

Between 7th and 6th Avenues

New York NY 10036 View on map

King Lear Summary

Once every decade or so, a great actor comes to Broadway and gives a performance that reminds us why we go to the theater. Last year, that actor was Glenda Jackson in Three Tall Women. This season, “the best actress alive” (The Guardian) is back on Broadway, and she’s climbing the tallest mountain any actor can climb. Glenda Jackson is King Lear.

The Tony® and two-time Academy Award® winner plays Lear for 19 weeks only in an all new production directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (A Doll’s House Part 2, Fun Home), leading a cast that includes Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans), Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities), Aisling O’Sullivan (Raw), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), and Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair). King Lear will feature an original score by the legendary composer Philip Glass.

“Glenda Jackson is the mightiest of them all,” says Ben Brantley of The New York Times. Don’t miss her in the mightiest role of all time — King Lear.

King Lear Special Information

To purchase 10 or more tickets, visit Broadway Inbound.

King Lear Cast Members:

Glenda Jackson, Sean Carvajal, Russell Harvard, Jayne Houdyshell, Dion Johnstone, Matthew Maher, Elizabeth Marvel, Aisling O’Sullivan, Pedro Pascal, John Douglas Thompson, Ruth Wilson

King Lear Creative Team

Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Sam Gold
Press Agent: DKC / O&M

King Lear Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 1 2019 Tony Award

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - Ruth Wilson

Nominated for 1 2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards

  • Outstanding Actress in a Play - Glenda Jackson

Nominated for 1 2019 Drama Desk Award

  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Ruth Wilson

King Lear Quick Facts

Running Time:

3 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission

Performances begin promptly. There is no late seating.

Upcoming Dates and Times

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
05/25 7:00 PM
05/26 2:00 PM 05/27 05/28 7:00 PM 05/29 1:00 PM 7:00 PM 05/30 7:00 PM 05/31 7:00 PM 06/01 1:00 PM 7:00 PM

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Price Range

$35.00 - $129.00 (Ticket prices include a $2.00 Facility Fee.)
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Audience :

Recommended for 12 +
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date On Sale Through
February 28, 2019 April 4, 2019 July 7, 2019

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm (Open until curtain when there is an evening performance.)

No future sales 30 minutes before start of performance.

Mail Order

King Lear
Telecharge Mail Order
P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes (No strollers or furs)