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Carey Mulligan taking 'Skylight' to Broadway

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(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file). FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013, British actress Carey Mulligan arrives for the BFI London Film Festival Centrepiece Gala of Inside Llewyn Davis, as part of the 57th BFI London Film Festival, at a central London. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file). FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013, British actress Carey Mulligan arrives for the BFI London Film Festival Centrepiece Gala of Inside Llewyn Davis, as part of the 57th BFI London Film Festival, at a central London.
By MARK KENNEDY
AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Carey Mulligan will reprise her role as an English school teacher when she brings a much-cheered revival of David Hare's "Skylight" to Broadway this spring.

Mulligan plays a woman who works at a troubled inner-city high school and receives an unexpected visit one night from her ex-lover, the recently widowed and wealthy restaurateur played by Bill Nighy.

Producers said Wednesday that performances will begin March 16 at the John Golden Theatre. It is staged by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry and was first seen in London this summer.

Mulligan was last on stage in the Atlantic Theater Company's 2011 production of "Through A Glass Darkly in New York." She made her Broadway debut in Ian Rickson's production of Chekhov's "The Seagull" in 2008 opposite Peter Sarsgaard and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Mulligan appeared in London in "Forty Winks" by Kevin Elyot at the Royal Court Theatre in 2004 and in a production of Moliere's "The Hypochondriac" in 2005. Her recent film credits include "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "The Great Gatsby" directed by Baz Luhrmann.

She is perhaps best known for "An Education," for which she was Oscar-nominated as the daring London schoolgirl who gets mixed up with an older man. Matthew Beard, her co-star in "An Education," also stars in "Skylight."

Hare's other plays include "The Blue Room," ''Amy's View" and "The Vertical Hour" and adapted "The Hours" and "The Reader" into movies. "Skylight" premiered in 1995 and made it to Broadway the next year.

If you can't wait for the play, there always a 2D version of it - Mulligan's "Skylight" was filmed this summer and will be broadcast to movie theaters internationally starting Oct. 23.

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