Hamlet On Broadway - The Return Of Law And Tragedy

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Broadhurst Theater

235 West 44th Street

Three hours and 10 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

October 6th, 2009 (Limited engagement - December 6th, 2009)

Broadway Play - Tragedy

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Wed & Sat 2pm
Sun 3pm

Tue 7pm
Wed through 7:30pm
Sat 8pm


Yes, Hamlet has returned to Broadway. There is no doubt that Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies; however, what is most enthralling about this Broadway production is Jude Law, who essays the lead role. Hamlet on Broadway is being performed at the Broadhurst Theater, New York.

Broadway Production

Prior to coming to Broadway, the production gave sold out performances at London’s West End and Denmark’s Elsinore Castle. Jude Law got great reviews for his portrayal of the main character. New York theater goers have also greatly appreciated his performances.

Whenever Hamlet comes to theater it is always well received. After all it has such a strong storyline. Hamlet on Broadway explores the darkness of humankind. It deals with betrayal, morality, death, madness, love, revenge and incest. The dark plot of this play has attracted theater goers for centuries and continues to do so.

The Story

Hamlet on Broadway is a tragic story of a Denmark prince who returns to find that his father has been murdered by his own brother, Claudius. To his horror he also discovers that Claudius has married his mother, Queen Gertrude. He returns to Denmark with revenge on his mind.

Horatio, a friend of the prince, and some castle guards see the ghost of King Hamlet, who tells them that he was murdered by Claudius. Horatio and the men call the prince to confirm his suspicion. Extreme anger, revenge and insanity are some of the emotions that are felt by the prince at the time, he meets his father’s ghost.

Prince Hamlet plans a revenge which involves him feigning his own madness. In this madness he goes on to tell his love, Ophelia, to take to nunnery. Tragedy further unfolds for this prince when he accidentally kills Polonius, the father of Ophelia. The prince is then sent to England on the orders of Claudius. He is to be secretly put to death. However, on way to England Hamlet’s ship is attacked by pirates and he is brought back to Denmark.

On his return he has to deal with Laertes, the brother of Ophelia who is very angry with the state of his sister and solely blames Hamlet for it. Claudius coerces Laertes in wicked plot in which he is to engage in a sword fight with Hamlet. The tip of the sword is poisoned. In the event Hamlet wins the sword fight, Claudius will make him drink from a goblet that is poisoned.

Hamlet is stabbed by Laertes with the poisoned sword. The tragedy further deepens when Queen Gertrude drinks from the poisoned goblet. In the confusion that follows, Hamlet manages to wrestle the sword out of Laertes’ hand and stabs him also. Laertes then reveals the wicked plot of Claudius.

In the final act, Hamlet stabs Claudius and names Prince Fortinbras as the heir to the throne.

This unique tale of deceit, madness, vengeance, and love has fascinated New York theater goers. The powerful performance given by Jude Law is an attracting force. Theater goers can buy the tickets for this play from an online authorized ticket broker.

Hamlet On Broadway Tickets are delivered at the billing address within 24 hours. Today more and more people prefer to buy tickets through an online authorized ticket broker, as the process is convenient and absolutely safe.

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