Driving Miss Daisy Tickets - Schedule and Show Information
Wed & Sat 2pm
Mon 8pm Tue 7pm
Wed through Sat 8pm
As of September 9, 2010 Driving Miss Daisy tickets have officially gone on sale at the James Golden box office. The classic, timeless and delightful play is sure to be one of the big hits for all fresh fall seasons opening on Broadway. The news production's schedule strays from the traditional Broadway format. The matinee times are Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm and evening performances running Monday Wednesday Saturday at 8 pm and Tuesday at 7 pm. Previews will begin on October 7, 2010, and the play's official opening date is marked for October 25, 2010. The run is as of now a strict 16 week limited engagement closing on January 29, 2011. Driving Miss Daisy tickets are destined to be one of the biggest sellers due to the popularity of the play and the cast, be sure to book as early as possible.
The play is the work or Alfred Uhry, an American playwright and screenwriter from Atlanta Georgia. Uhry spent time in the trenches perfecting his craft before his achievements would gain commercial and critical acclaim. His early work was as a lyricist for musicals, most of which never panned out. His early works include America's Sweetheart, a revival of Little Johnny Jones. Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman would then collaborate on the 1968 musical. Here's Where I Belong, which would turn out to be his biggest commercial defeat closing after one performance. The pair would not let their past endeavor hinder them as they rejoined to work on the more successful musical "The Robber Bridegroom." Uhry wrote the book and lyrics with the music by Waldman. The story was based on the Eudora Welty's 1942 novella of the same name and would make a Broadway run in both 1975 and 1976.
Uhry's taste of success would soon lead to his greatest works. He created what would become referred to as the "Atlanta Trilogy. Three plays set in the early and mid 20th century, which include Driving Miss Daisy (1987), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (1996) and Parade (1998). Driving Miss Daisy tickets would sell for the Off-Broadway run in 1987 at Playwrights Horizons before being transferred to John Houseman Theatre for the remainder of its three year run. The work would gain Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and film adaptation would take home the Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay.
Driving Miss Daisy is considered by many critics to be one of the most beloved and endearing plays of the past 25 years. The play is a drama which delivers heart warming moments of comedic relief throughout. Dealing with race relations it tells the story of an elderly Jewish widow and her African American chauffeur between 1948 and 1973 in Atlanta, Georgia. Daisy Werthan is convinced by her son that due to her age that she must require the driving services of Hoke Colburn. The two meet with hostility towards each other but spend the next 25 years developing a life altering friendship while tearing apart social boundaries along the way.
The play's original Off-Broadway cast included Dana Ivey and Morgan Freeman. Mr. Freeman would then join Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd for the 1989 film adaptation of the same name. The 2010 fall Broadway production includes Tony Award Winners James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave. Driving Miss Daisy tickets are currently on sale at the box office. You can view our great selection of Driving Miss Daisy tickets online by clicking the link.
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