Keira Knightley to appear on Broadway in 2015 in 'Therese Raquin'

Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:37pm EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year in a new adaptation of "Therese Raquin," based on the novel by Emile Zola.

Knightley, who was nominated for a best actress Oscar in 2006 for her performance in "Pride & Prejudice," will begin previews of the play commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company next year on Oct. 1, with the official opening set for Oct. 29.

The 29-year-old star made her theatrical debut in London's West End in 2009 in "The Misanthrope" and more recently appeared in Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour."

The full cast for "Therese Raquin," which is about a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who begins a passionate affair with her husband's friend, will be announced shortly.

The play will be the first production in the 50th anniversary season of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

(Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Leslie Adler; Editing by Eric Kelsey)

Actress Keira Knightley poses as she arrives for the European premiere of the film "The Imitation Game" at the BFI opening night gala at Leicester Square in London October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett