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Helen Mirren's 'The Audience' to be broadcast

Friday - 2/22/2013, 8:50am  ET

This undated image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in a promotional photo for Peter Morgan’s play "The Audience." National Theatre Live said Thursday, Feb. 21, it will broadcast to movie theaters a live performance of the West End world premiere on June 13. The broadcast from the Gielgud Theatre in London will have varying dates internationally and encore screenings throughout the summer. Tickets go on sale March 1. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Johan Persson)

MARK KENNEDY
AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Can't get to London to see Helen Mirren play Queen Elizabeth II on stage? No problem -- Mirren will come to you.

National Theatre Live said Thursday it will broadcast a live performance of the West End world premiere of Peter Morgan's play "The Audience" on June 13.

The broadcast from the Gielgud Theatre in London to movie theaters will have varying dates internationally and encore screenings throughout the summer. Tickets go on sale March 1.

The play, directed by Stephen Daldry, imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the queen and various prime ministers in their weekly meetings. Mirren reprises the role of Queen Elizabeth II, for which she won the 2006 best actress Academy Award in "The Queen," also scripted by Morgan.

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