Broadway review: 'The Audience' starring Helen Mirren

March 9, 2015 1:45 PM

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Broadway review: 'The Audience' starring Helen Mirren

Long live the Queen! Long live Queen Helen! Helen Mirren won an Oscar in 2007 for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth during her "annus hordibilis" in "The Queen." It made a nice companion piece for the Emmy she'd won in 2005 for playing another British queen in the TV mini-series "Elizabeth I." Maybe she'll add a Tony to her collection for her triumphant return to Buckingham Palace in "The Audience," Peter Morgan's royally entertaining glimpse into the private weekly meetings at which the current Prime Minister brings the sitting monarch up to snuff on political affairs of state.

Under the stylized helming of Stephen Daldry, who also directed the 2013 West End production, a stately Equerry (Geoffrey Beevers) steps forward to introduce each of the prime ministers who advised Queen Elizabeth over the sixty years of her reign. (A program insert offers an assist for American aud...

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