Jodie Comer, the Emmy and BAFTA-winning actress perhaps best known for BBC America’s Killing Eve , will make her Broadway debut next spring in At First Sight , a new play by Suzie Miller. Directing will be Justin Martin in a Shubert Theater to be announced.
The play is currently in production in the West End, where it is in its final two weeks of a sold-out run. Produced by Empire Street Productions, At First Sight will debut on Broadway in the spring of 2023.
Location, opening night and sale dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
“It has been an absolute privilege to tell Tessa’s story here in London over the past few weeks and to now have the opportunity to take At First Sight on Broadway is a dream come true,” Comer said in a statement. .
Comer ( Thirteen, Free Guy, The Last Duel ) made her West End debut in At First Sight , earning strong reviews for her solo performance as Tessa. The production opened on April 27 at the Harold Pinter Theater, where it runs until June 18. At First Sight features an original score by Rebecca Lucy Taylor, better known as Self Esteem, who completed her first US tour earlier this year.
The playwright is a former human rights and children’s rights lawyer. At First Sight originally premiered in 2019 in Sydney, Australia, where it won the 2020 Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Drama, the 2020 David Williamson Award for Outstanding Theater Writing and the 2020 Major Australian Writers’ Guild Award .
In the play, Comer’s character, Tessa, is a brilliant young lawyer who rose through the ranks of the working class to be at the top of her game, defend, cross-examine and win. An unexpected event forces him to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of law, the burden of proof, and morality diverge.
The scenographer and costume designer is Miriam Buether. The lighting designer is Natasha Chivers. Sound designers are Ben & Max Ringham. The video is by William Williams for Treatment Studio.