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Broadway's Fall Stars


The upcoming Fall season on Broadway is looking ever more star-studded. Jude Law, Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, and Laura Linney will make appearances at Broadway theaters. 

Law will star in a limited twelve-week Broadway run of Hamlet at the Broadhurst Theatre, which transfers from London’s Donmar Warehouse. Donmar’s creative director, Michael Grandage (Frost/ Nixon, The Philanthropist) will direct, but it is still unclear exactly how many actors will transfer with Law from the Donmar production. Law will also perform a five day, sold out engagement at the Elsinore Castle in Denmark from Aug. 25 through 30. The dark and snowy production of Hamlet will start Sept. 12.

Oleanna, starring Pullman and Stiles, will transfer from its highly successful Los Angeles run to the Golden Theatre starting previews on Sept 29, opening night is scheduled for Oct. 11. David Mamet’s play centers on the power struggle between a male university professor and a female student in the politically correct culture of the 1990s. Oleanna will be directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt). Mamet is also set for a world premier of his new play Race at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Nov.17.

Linney will play the lead in Time Stands Still, by Donald Margulies, about a photographer (Linney) and journalist who return home from documenting the war in the Middle East only to encounter the tribulations of a more conventional lifestyle. The play will be directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof) and additional casting, and the creative team for Time Stands Still will be announced in the coming weeks. Previews begin on Jan. 5, opening night on Jan. 28, both at Manhattan Theater Club’s Samuel J. Freidman Theater.

Pictured: Jude Law, the star of Hamlet, coming to Broadway in the Fall of 2009. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

--Jessica Glenza

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