Mark Rylance currently appearing in Jerusalem

The West End’s man-of-the-moment Mark Rylance will star in a revival of David Hirson’s comedy drama La Bete, initially in London and then New York.

Rylance, who is currently appearing in the Royal Court’s Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre having garnered rave reviews and an Olivier Award nomination for his standout role as Johnny “Rooster” Byron, will follow La Bete on Broadway by taking Jerusalem to New York.

The cast of La Bete will also feature Joanna Lumley, making her Broadway debut in the play, and Frasier’s David Hyde Pierce.

Set in 17th century France, La Bete is a comedy about a conflict within a theatre troupe, and will be directed by Matthew Warchus and run in the West End for a short season before transferring to New York.

Rylance Broadway bound

The West End’s man-of-the-moment Mark Rylance will star in a revival of David Hirson’s comedy drama La Bete, initially in London and then New York.

Rylance, who is currently appearing in the Royal Court’s Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre having garnered rave reviews and an Olivier Award nomination for his standout role as Johnny “Rooster” Byron, will follow La Bete on Broadway by taking Jerusalem to New York.

The cast of La Bete will also feature Joanna Lumley, making her Broadway debut in the play, and Frasier’s David Hyde Pierce.

Set in 17th century France, La Bete is a comedy about a conflict within a theatre troupe, and will be directed by Matthew Warchus and run in the West End for a short season before transferring to New York.