The Height of the Storm, a Florian Zeller play, has begun previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre this week.
The show, directed by Jonathan Kent and translated by Christopher Hampton, revolves around the characters Andre and Madeleine, who have spent 50 years married. However their life starts to unravel when they realize that their marriage may not be as perfect as it seems. Originally, the show kicked-off in London and was received well; it was named Play of the Year by The Guardian. Olivier and Tony winner Jonathan Pryce, as well as three-time Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins, starred in the London showing and will reprise their roles on Broadway alongside Lucy Cohu, Amanda Drew, James Hillier, and Lisa O’Hare.
The Height of the Storm will open on Broadway on September 10 with an extended run through November 24. It will join the list of shows set to open this season, including The Rose Tattoo starring Marisa Tomei, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical based on the series by Rick Riordan, Alanis Morrisette’s Jagged Little Pill, the King Henry V-inspired play Six, the racial-driven show A Soldier’s Play, and the Princess Diana musical Diana. Already, the season has begun with The Great Society, Freestyle Love Supreme, and Slave Play, bringing in $29,320,908 in sales last week.