Sunday night, November 1, the stars came out from both sides of the pond to The Music Box Theater for the Broadway opening of the highly acclaimed King Charles III. The play, an imagining of Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II and the dilemmas he faces—directed by Rupert Goold and stars Tim Pigott-Smith in the title role—won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Play for its run on The West End.

Walking the red carpet were boldface names such as George Takei, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierny, Lea Salonga and Laurie Metcalf. Also in attendance were playwright Mike Bartlett, producer Stuart Thompson and Director Rupert Goold, to name but a few. Theater Pizzazz’s JK Clarke was on hand for red carpet and curtain call photos.

King Charles III is playing as a limited engagement through January 31, 2016. Tickets and information available at

Photos by JK Clarke