Intermission Specials at the Blue Velvet Lounge*
Saturday Brunch Select from a delicious menu of sandwiches, bagels, salads, fruit, and muffins catered by Goldberg’s Famous Bagels. Top off your brunch with one of our fine wines or craft beers.
Thursday Evening Wine & Cheese Choose your cheese platter catered by The Cheese Patch and pair with a fine wine or craft beer from the Plaza’s own Blue Velvet Lounge.
Menus are available at the box office. Orders are placed before showtime and delivered in time for the intermission. *All intermission items are an additional charge.
Salome (NR) The story has been told before, but never like this! An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on a hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the center of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theater director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre.
Directed by Yaël Farber
Starring Olwen Fouéré, Paul Chahidi, Stanley Townsend
Running Time 1hr 45min
Thurs, Oct 12 - 6:30 P (Thursday night wine and cheese)
Sat, Oct 21 - 10:30 A (Saturday morning brunch)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (NR) Sonia Friedman Productions present James Macdonald’s new production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited a new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple is drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
Directed by James McDonald
Starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway
Running Time 3hrs 30min
Thurs, Dec 7 - 6:30 P (Thursday night wine and cheese)
Sat, Dec 16 - 10:30 A (Saturday morning brunch)
Angels in America (Parts 1 & 2) (NR) In America in the mid-1980s, in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).
Directed by Marianne Elliott
Starring Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane
Running Time Part 1 - 3 hrs 30 min, Part 2 - 4 hrs 15 mins
Peter Pan (NR) All children, except one, grow up... Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily, and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music, and make-believe ensues in a delight for children and adults alike.
Directed by Sally Cookson
Starring Paul Hilton (Peter Pan), Madeleine Worrall (Wendy)
Obsession (NR) stars Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) in the stage production of Obsession, filmed live on stage from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino Costa is a drifter, down on his luck, but magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Starring Jude Law, Halina Reijn
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (NR) stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour), and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) in Tom Stoppard’s brilliant situation comedy filmed live on stage from The Old Vic in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As the young duo stumbles in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
Directed by David Leveaux
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire
Twelfth Night (NR) Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore, but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible in Shakespeare’s joyous comedy.
Directed by Simon Godwin
Starring Tamsin Greig, Daniel Rigby, Tamara Lawrence
Hedda Gabler (NR) is just married. Bored already, she longs to be free. Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) – one of the world’s most exciting directors – makes his National Theatre debut with Patrick Marber’s vital new production of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece. The production, filmed live on stage, features Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair) in the title role and Rafe Spall (Black Mirror, The Big Short) as Brack.
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Starring Ruth Wilson, Rafe Spall
No Man’s Land (NR) Following their hit run on New York’s Broadway, Hirst (Patrick Stewart) and Spooner (Ian McKellen) returned to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s NO MAN’S LAND at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre. One summer's evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, have just met each other in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair becomes increasingly inebriated—and their stories increasingly unbelievable—the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic also with Owen Teale and Damien Molony.
Directed by Sean Mathias
Starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart