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Peter Morgan's Patriots headed to Broadway

Monday, 22 January 2024

Sonia Friedman Productions is pleased to announce that award-winning theatre, film, and television actor Michael Stuhlbarg (Broadway: The Pillowman; Film: A Serious Man, Call Me By Your Name; TV: 

"Boardwalk Empire") will return to Broadway for the first time in almost 20 years to star in Patriots, the Almeida Theatre production of the shockingly timely new play by Peter Morgan, creator of "The Crown." Patriots, which critics have called "topical and terrifying" (Air Mail), is about billionaire Boris Berezovsky, the kingmaker behind Vladimir Putin's chilling rise to power. Original London cast member Will Keen will recreate his mesmerizing Olivier Award-winning performance as Vladimir Putin. 

Patriots, which won the 2023 Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play, comes to Broadway following a record-breaking run at London's Almeida Theatre where it was the fastest-selling new play in the theatre's history, and a sold-out 12-week run in the West End at the Noel Coward Theatre, where it recouped its investment. 

Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, Patriots will open April 22, 2024 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Previews will begin April 1, 2024. Tickets for the strictly limited 12-week engagement are on sale today at, 212-239-6200. 

In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the new Russia belongs to its oligarchs - and no one is more powerful than billionaire Boris Berezovsky (Stuhlbarg). "If the politicians cannot save Russia," he insists, "then we businessmen must." When an eventual successor to President Boris Yeltsin is needed, Berezovsky turns to the little-known deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, Vladimir Putin (Keen). But soon Putin's ruthless rise threatens Berezovsky's reign, setting off a riveting, near-Shakespearean confrontation between the two powerful, fatally flawed men. 

Patriots will also feature original London cast member Luke Thallon (Evening Standard Award nominee for the Almeida's Albion) as Russian oligarch and politician Roman Abramovich. Additional casting will be announced in coming weeks. 

The creative team for Patriots features three-time Tony Award-nominated set designer Miriam Buether, co-costume designers Deborah Andrews and Miriam Buether, lighting designer Jack Knowles, Tony Award-winning sound designer and composer Adam Cork, movement director Polly Bennett and projection designer Ash J Woodward. Casting is by Jim Carnahan, CSA. US general management is by TI Partners

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