Broadway first look: Nathaniel Parker channels King Henry VIII in Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”

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I sit down with Olivier-winning actor Nathaniel Parker to talk about his role as King Henry VIII in the two-part ‘historical pageant’ Wolf Hall Parts One & Two.

The novels, by two-time Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel, won multiple honors and became world-famous, best-selling sensations. The plays sold out at Stratford-upon-Avon and quickly transferred to London, where they received critical raves, broke box office records and triumphed as the West End's biggest hit plays. Now the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Wolf Hall Parts One & Two is coming to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement! Performed in repertory, this exhilarating story of lust, power and politics will transport audiences to the volatile court of King Henry VIII, where words cut like steel and the shadow of the Tower loomed over all. You cannot afford to miss the most thrilling theatrical event of the season, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two.

Wolf Hall Parts One & Two is currently playing at the Winter Garden Theatre, in a limited engagement through July 5th.

Be sure to see the entire story and our behind the scenes tour next Thursday (April 30) during Backstage on Broadway on the PIX11 News at 10 p.m.