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National Theatre Live

When: Thu., Oct. 15, 2 & 7 p.m. 2015

When tickets for National Theatre’s Hamlet went on sale, the show’s entire run sold out in minutes, making it the fastest-selling production in the history of London theater. What sparked the frenzy over Shakespeare’s royal tragedy, written more than 400 years ago? One possible answer is its leading man, Benedict Cumberbatch. The Academy Award-nominated star of The Imitation Game and the BBC’s “Sherlock” has the role of the thinking-woman’s heartthrob on lockdown. So-called “Cumberbabes” on this side of the pond get their chance to see the Englishman in action when the play is broadcast live from London’s Barbican to area theaters.

Price: $10-17.