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Exit the King Tickets & Information

Barrymore Theatre

243 West 47th Street

Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

New York NY 10036 View on map

Exit the King Summary

Eugene Ionesco’s great absurdist comedy Exit the King comes to Broadway for a strictly limited fourteen-week engagement, starring the peerless Academy Award winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon. This momentous production marks Mr. Rush’s Broadway debut and Ms. Sarandon’s first time on Broadway in over twenty-five years. The cast also stars Emmy Award nominee Lauren Ambrose and Tony Award winner Andrea Martin.

Exit the King is a hilarious and poignant comedy about a megalomaniacal ruler, King Berenger (Rush) whose incompetence has left his country in near ruin. Despite the efforts of Queen Marguerite (Sarandon) and the other members of the court to convince the King he has only 90 minutes left to live, he refuses to relinquish any control.

Exit the King Cast Members:

Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Lauren Ambrose, Andrea Martin, William Sadler, Brian Hutchison

Exit the King Creative Team

Author: Eugene Ionesco (with a new translation by Neil Armfield and Geoffrey Rush)
Director: Neil Armfield
Producer: Stuart Thompson, Robert Fox, Ambassador Theatre Group
Press Agent: Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Exit the King Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 4 2009 Tony Awards
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play - Geoffrey Rush - Winner!
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play - Dale Ferguson
  • Best Costume Design of a Play - Dale Ferguson
  • Best Sound Design of a Play - Russell Goldsmith
Nominated for 4 2009 Drama Desk Awards
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play - Geoffrey Rush - Winner!
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Andrea Martin
  • Outstanding Set Design of a Play - Dale Ferguson
Nominated for 2 2009 Outer Critics Circle Awards
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play - Geoffrey Rush - Winner!
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Andrea Martin
Nominated for 3 2009 Drama League Awards
  • Distinguished Revival of a Play
  • Distinguished Performance Award - Geoffrey Rush - Winner!
  • Distinguished Performance Award - Susan Sarandon

Exit the King Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

Price Range

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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 12 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
March 7, 2009 March 26, 2009

Box Office Hours

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

No future sales 30 minutes before start of performance.

Mail Order

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

Coat Room

Yes - No strollers or furs.