From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
Driving Miss Daisy at the Wyndham's from 26 Sep 2011
The Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Wyndham' s Theatre on 5 Oct 2011, following previews from 26 Sep - booking to 17 Dec 2011.
Tickets are now on sale!
Directed by David Esbjornson, the show features the original broadway cast of Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones, Boyd Gaines.
It is designed by John Lee Beatty, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, costumes by Jane Greenwood, sound by Christopher Cronin. produced in the West End by Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich.
The play ran at Broadway's John Golden Theatre from 7 Oct 2010 to 9 April 2011. Driving Miss Daisy was adapted into a screenplay, and released as a movie in 1989.
When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72 year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son Boolie hires Hoke Coleburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.