Helen Mirren in 'The Audience': Royalty becomes her

March 9, 2015 5:24 PM

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Helen Mirren is once again playing her signature role of Queen Elizabeth II, this time in the Broadway transfer of Peter Morgan's "The Audience," which was first seen in London in 2013. The play, which imagines the British monarch's ritual meetings with prime ministers throughout history, opened Sunday at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York for a run through the end of June.

Mirren first played Britain's ruling monarch in the 2006 movie "The Queen," for which she won an Academy Award. She later won an Olivier Award for her stage incarnation of the character in "The Audience."

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