The Extraordinary Broadway Season of Actor Mark Rylance

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The British-born actor Mark Rylance has spent much of the current theater season in New York, recreating two acclaimed performances originally seen in London. Last fall, he starred in a revival of David Hirson’s period comedy La Bête at the Music Box Theater and this spring he is appearing at the same theater in a new play, Jerusalem, by Jez Butterworth. Reflecting on these two performances, Charles Isherwood wonders whether Mark Rylance might just be the best actor of his generation. 

Listen to the conversation to find the answer to our trivia question, then login in the top right corner and enter our contest before Wednesday night at midnight to win two tickets to see Jerusalem.

The question: For what play did Mark Rylance win the 2008 Tony Award?

Comments [10]

Daniel Ross

Saw Rylance in Jerusalem and he was staggering. He is the greatest living stage actor. Period

May. 10 2011 02:39 AM

Boeing Boeing

Apr. 20 2011 05:14 PM

The answer is: "Boeing-Boeing." Wonderful performance! Even better (I think) in "La Bete."
Greatly looking forward to seeing Rylance in "Jerusalem."

Apr. 20 2011 05:11 PM

He won for Boing Boing.

Apr. 20 2011 05:08 PM


You can hear the answer by listening to the audio clip.

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Apr. 20 2011 03:46 PM
Charles E. Gerber from Manhattan

"BOEING BOEING" and he was fantastic.
also the best HAMLET I've EVER experienced back in 2000!

Apr. 20 2011 10:46 AM
menaki kundu from Glen Oaks, New York

Answer: "Boeing, Boeing" as Robert

Apr. 20 2011 09:48 AM
menaki kundu from Glen Oaks, New York

where do i answer the question:For what play did Mark Rylance win the 2008 Tony Award? Is this the way to join the tickets to the "Jeruselam" contest?! Not sure! but i definitely wish to be in the pool!

Apr. 20 2011 09:46 AM

I loved Rylance in Boeing, Boeing & La Bete. WOuld love to see him in Jerusalem.

Apr. 20 2011 09:46 AM
dianna unver

Rylance won 2008 Tony for Boeing, Boeing!

Apr. 20 2011 09:42 AM

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