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Broadway News Netflix Signs On to Co-Produce Broadway's Patriots

Peter Morgan's work recounts the story of Vladimir Putin's rise to power after the fall of the Soviet Union.


Netflix has joined the producing team for the upcoming Broadway run of Peter Morgan's Patriots. Previews begin April 1 for a limited 12-week engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, with opening night set for April 22. 

Morgan and Netflix have previously worked together on The Crown, the Netflix series Morgan created, a series tracking the lives of British monarchs that follows Morgan's earlier works on the subject, the 2006 film The Queen and the 2013 stage play The Audience. The streaming service has also delved into the theatre world in recent years to release filmed captures of shows including Diana: The MusicalOh, Hello! On Broadway, and Mike Birbiglia's The Old Man & The Pool and The New One. Netflix has also brought a number of stage works to the screen in movie adaptations, including The Prom13: The Musical, and American Son.

As previously reported, the cast of Patroits will feature Michael Stuhlbarg (The Pillowman) as Boris Berezovsky and original London cast member Will Keen in his Olivier-winning performance as Vladimir Putin. They will be joined by Luke Thallon as Roman Abramovich, Stella Baker as Marina Litvinenko, Ronald Guttman (Coastal Disturbances) as Professor Perelman, and Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Alexander Litvinenko.

They will be joined by Rosie Benton (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Stick Fly) as Berezovsky’s Mother, Jeff Biehl (Machinal) as Teacher and FSB Boss, Peter Bradbury (The Shark is Broken, Hangmen) as Voloshin and Nurse, Camila Canó-Flaviá (Network) as Tatiana and Nina Berezovsky, Marianna Gailus as Katya, Paul Kynman as Korzhakov and Yeltsin, Adam Poss as Lawyer and Home Office, and Nick Rehberger (Fiddler on the Roof, The Glass Menagerie) as Assistant and Kahneman. 

Understudies for the production will include Benjamin Bonenfant, Danielle Chaves, Joe Forbrich, and Tony Ward (The Audience, Twelfth Night/Richard III).

The work premiered in 2022 with a sold-out run at London's Almeida Theatre, before transferring to the Noël Coward Theatre for a West End engagement. Tony nominee and Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Ink) is at the helm.

Patriots recounts the story of Vladimir Putin's rise to power after the fall of the Soviet Union. Billionaire Boris Berezovsky supports Putin's political ascent until it threatens his own reign, sparking near-Shakespearean conflict between the two men.

The creative team includes set designer Miriam Buether, co-costume designers Deborah Andrews and Miriam Buether, lighting designer Jack Knowles, sound designer and composer Adam Cork, movement director Polly Bennett, and projection designer Ash J Woodward. Casting is by Jim Carnahan. TT Partners is the production's general manager.

The producing team also includes Sonia Friedman Productions, Nederlander Presentations, Richard Winkler, Stephanie P. McClelland, Ted Snowdon, Jamie deRoy/Ken Greiner, and Richard Batchelder.


See photos from the West End run below.

Photos: Production Images of Patriots in the West End

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