Pedro Pascal is headed to the Great White Way…
The 43-year-old Chilean actor will star opposite Ruth Wilson, Tony Award-winner Jayne Houdyshell and Glenda Jackson in the upcoming Broadway production of King Lear.
Directed by Sam Gold and featuring an original score by Philip Glass, King Lear begins previews on Thursday, February 28, 2019 and will open Thursday, April 4 at the Golden Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, July 7.
Others in the cast include Sean Carvajal, Dion Johnstone, Russell Harvard and Matthew Maher, with additional casting to be announced.
Jackson gave a critically lauded 2016 portrayal of Lear at London’s The Old Vic, though the Broadway production will be entirely new, with a creative team that includes scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jane Cox, and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Pascal will be making his Broadway debut as Edmund, though his Off Broadway credits include Maple and Vine at Playwrights Horizons, Terence McNally’s Some Men at Second Stage and Shakespeare in the Park’s Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. He played Oberyn Martel in the HBO’s Game of Thrones, and Javier Peña in the Netflix series Narcos. His films include If Beale Street Could Talk and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.