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Richard Eyre Talks Directing Laura Linney in 'My Name is Lucy Barton'


On this Inside Broadway, Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with acclaimed director Richard Eyre about working with Laura Linney in My Name is Lucy Barton. He also speaks about his award-winning career and working with Judi Dench. The show is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

My Name is Lucy Barton began previews on Saturday, January 4, 2020 prior to a Wednesday, January 15, 2020 opening night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

You can listen to the full podcast in the player above.

RICHARD EYRE (Director) has worked in theater, film and opera for 50 years. He directed in regional theater before becoming Director of the National Theatre in 1988. For 10 years he directed numerous productions there includingHamlet,Richard III,King Lear, Guys and Dolls,Night of the Iguana,John Gabriel Borkman and new plays by David Hare, Tom Stoppard and Christopher Hampton. Subsequently he directed many plays in the West End and on Broadway. He worked for BBC TV from 1978-81 and his tv credits includeThe Insurance Man,Tumbledown, Henry IV, The Dresser and King Lear. His feature films includeIris, Notes on a Scandal and The Children Act. He has directed Carmen, Werther, Le Nozze di Figaro and Manon Lescaut at the Metropolitan Opera. He has also published two memoirs: Utopia and Other Places and National Service.He has received many awards for theatre and film.

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