Driving Miss Daisy On Broadway
Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway will recreate the roles of Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn. The play originally ran Off-Broadway in 1987 for three years. It has since been considered in many circles as one of the greatest plays of the last quarter century. The huge hit movie followed the production a couple of years later, released by the same name for the silver screen in 1989. The film adaptation enjoyed overwhelming success with a total of four Academy Award wins including the prestigious "Best Picture". Both the film and Off-Broadway stage show included renowned actor Morgan Freeman in the lead role as Hoke Colburn. The latest production includes quite an impressive cast as well with Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones.
Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway was written by Alfred Fox Uhry, an American Playwright and screenwriter. Uhry was born on December 3, 1936 in Atlanta, Georgia and was a graduate of Brown University. The young playwright would take on many unsuccessful works for the stage, at least from a commercial perspective. Eventually, he would find some success with " The Robber Bridegroom" which ran in 1975 and 1976 on Broadway and earn him a first Tony Award nomination.The Atlanta Trilogy
Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway is the first for Uhry's "Atlanta Trilogy". Each of the plays within the "trio" was set in the first half of the 20th century. The second play is the 1996 work "The Last Night of Ballyhoo " which won the Tony Award for Best Play. The last work in the trilogy is the 1998 musical "Parade" which won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.
Driving Miss Daisy" would become his most personal and commercial success, winning the Pulitzer Price for Drama and numerous other awards both for the playwright and screen play. The story centers around an aging Jewish-American widow and the African-American chauffeur her son hires for her. The two hit it off with instant hostilities, which reflect the era and region in which the play takes place. The work, though dramatic, finds many humorous moments and is deep with emotional complexities while following the developing relationship between the two characters. "On" Broadway
Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway will be the first time the play is officially on "The Great White Way." It is getting overwhelming attention and has become one of the most looked forward to plays of the 2010 fall season. With an amazing and talented cast behind the production "Driving Miss Daisy" is sure to rise to expectations. The play is set for a 16 week limited engagement which is set to last curtain on January 29, 2011. You can view our great inventory of Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway tickets by clicking the link. Enjoy the show!
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