I took these photos of the marquee at the Broadhurst Theatre where previews of the much-anticipated play EQUUS begins in a little more than a week. The marquee features artwork in which the naked upper body of DANIEL RADCLIFFE, the show's star, is eerily merged with a horse’s head.
Production: Equus, by Peter Shaffer, directed by Thea Sharrock, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Richard Griffiths, Kate Mulgrew, Anna Camp, Carolyn McCormick, Lorenzo Pisoni and T. Ryder Smith.
Previews: September 5, 2008 Opening: September 25, 2008 Closing: February 9, 2009
Venue: Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths — who played to sold-out crowds in the 2007 London revival of Shaffer's 1973 drama — reprise their work for this Broadway transfer. Based upon a true account told to the playwright by a friend, Equus is the story of psychiatrist Martin Dysart who investigates the blinding of six horses, a savage act committed by an unassuming 17-year-old stable boy, Alan Strang, whose family life is rife with bigotry and religious fervor. As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy's demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own.