Helen Mirren rules Broadway in ‘The Audience’

March 9, 2015 2:53 AM

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To the surprise of exactly no one, Helen Mirren is absolutely terrific as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience,” which opened on Broadway Sunday night.

Admittedly, Mirren had practice, having played her in the 2006 movie “The Queen.” But the challenge is much greater in “The Audience” — written, like that flick, by Peter Morgan — because Elizabeth here interacts with several decades’ worth of British prime ministers. And so Mirren often changes fro...

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