Keira Knightley Set To Make Long-Awaited Broadway Debut As Therese Raquin

Credit: The Huffington Post
Credit: The Huffington Post

It’s about time too! The hugely talented Keira Knightley is set to make her Broadway debut in Therese Raquin next Fall, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Knightley will take on the title role in the Emile Zola 1867 novel, adapted for the 2015 stage by British playwright  Helen Edmundson, with director Evan Cabnet. Therese Raquin caused controversy when it was first published in the 19th century, for themes including adultery, lust, murder, and suicide. The plot tells the story of a young woman, Raquin, stuck in an unhappy, loveless marriage to her first cousin, a man named Camille, and so when the opportunity arises, Therese enters into a passionate affair with one of Camille’s friends, Laurent.

The show will kick off Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary season, with full cast and design team to be announced, as well as a theatre. Roundabout company own the American Airlines on West 42nd Street, as well as Studio 54 where Cabaret starring Alan Cummings is currently running, and the Stephen Sondheim, featuring Carole King’s Beautiful for the foreseeable

When you consider Knightley’s past work in period dramas such as Pride and Prejudice and Anna Karenina, in addition to her theatre experience on London’s West End in The Misanthrope and The Children’s Hour, this show promises to be a must see.

Previews are set to run from 1 October 2015, with an official opening on 29 October, meaning Tony Award consideration is a possibility.

Famous for her roles in Pirates of the Caribbean, Bend It Like Beckham and Begin Again amongst many, many others, you can next see Keira Knightley on the big screen in Laggies, or opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game.