Queen Elizabeth Comes to Broadway

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dakin Matthews as Winston Churchill and Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Audience' on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Dakin Matthews as Winston Churchill and Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Audience' on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (Joan Marcus)

Helen Mirren won an Oscar for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 movie “The Queen.” Now she picks up the famous handbag again in the play The Audience, written by Peter Morgan, who also wrote “The Queen,” and directed by Stephen Daldry.

The play, originally seen in London's West End, depicts the Queen in her weekly meetings with various prime ministers, including Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Harold Wilson and David Cameron.

The Audience is on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre through June 28.

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