Not easy being queen, but Mirren glows onstage

March 9, 2015 4:01 AM

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NEW YORK — It's frustrating enough to ponder the foibles of elected officials as an everyday citizen. Imagine if you were a constitutional monarch like the Queen of England, privy to dubious decisions made by your government but expected to endorse them.

This is the dilemma faced by Elizabeth II across the pond and, now, onstage at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where Peter Morgan's The Audience (*** out of four) opened Sunday, starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth.

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