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Cumberbatch in 'Hamlet' expected to be a highlight of summer theater

Cumberbatch in 'Hamlet' expected to be a highlight of summer theater

What's the hottest ticket in London this summer? Elementary. It is, of course, Benedict Cumberbatch in "Hamlet," opening at The Barbican on Aug. 25. This landmark theatrical event is in such demand that the producers ran a lottery in which eager fans could apply to win the opportunity to purchase a pair of seats for about $15 each. Unsurprisingly, those have all been grabbed already, and the entire run has long been officially sold out. Confirmed Cumberbitches, and anyone else keen to catch the much-loved "Sherlock" star in Shakespearean action as the procrastinating prince, might have with a chance. Very occasionally, tickets pop up for purchase online, and a...

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