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Helen Mirren to play the Queen on Broadway

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Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren is returning to Broadway next year, reprising her role as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the Oscar-winning actress will bring the London production The Audience to New York from February 17, 2015. 

The play re-imagines private meetings between the monarch and 12 prime ministers over the course of her 62-year reign.

This will be the actress's third portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II after her Olivier Award-winning performance in the West End play, and Oscar-winning performance in the film The Queen.

Stephen Daldry will direct the Broadway production as he did in London.

The production will mark Mirren's third appearance on Broadway, following performances in A Month in the Country and Dance of Death.

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