(The following article appeared in the 9/14 issue of the New Yorker.)
OLD IS NEW
Jude Law plays the moody Dane in a Donmar Warehouse production of “Hamlet,” at the Broadhurst, directed by Michael Grandage (previews begin Sept. 12). | Manhattan Theatre Club revives George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s “The Royal Family,” from 1927, about a dynasty of actors. Ana Gasteyer, Tony Roberts, and Jan Maxwell star; Doug Hughes directs, at the Smuel J. Friedman (Sept. 15). | “After Miss Julie,” adapted by Patrick Marber from Strindberg’s 1888 play, stars Sienna Miller, at the American Airlines Theatre (Sept. 18).
WINDY CITY ROOTS
Keith Huff’s drama “A Steady Rain” stars Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig as Chicago cops dealing with a tragic crisis; John Crowley directs, at the Schoenfeld (Sept. 10). | Steppenwolf’s Tracy Letts follows up his Pulitzer-winning “August: Osage County” with “Superior Donuts,” starring Michael McKean as an aging Vietnam draft dodger. Tina Landau directs, at the Music Box (Sept. 16). | The Chicago-based director David Cromer makes his Broadway directing début, with Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (Oct. 2) and “Broadway Bound” (Nov. 18), in repertory at the Nederlander