Helen Mirren brings Her Majesty to Broadway in 'The Audience'

March 9, 2015 2:03 AM

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In "The Audience," Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II over the course of 60 years, transforming within seconds from uncertain girl to stately monarch and back, with dresses that change as magically as Cinderella's.

Yet in Peter Morgan's play, which is deftly directed by Stephen Daldry and gorgeously designed by Bob Crowley, the subtle transformations are just as compelling as the grand ones, thanks to a consummate performance by the lead actress.

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