Australian Production of DRIVING MISS DAISY, Starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones, Heading to Cinemas?
In a feature discussing upcoming HD broadcasts of theatre productions around the world, The New York Times revealed that Ed Greenberg and Lee deBoer's Broadway Near You is planning to distribute the recent Australian production of DRIVING MISS DAISY, starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones, to cinemas this spring.
DRIVING MISS DAISY also has first-look deals with producers, including the Lincoln Center Theater, but there is still no word on a potential Broadway production.
Read the original report here.
The Australian Premiere of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic play DRIVING MISS DAISY kicked off in February 2013 in Brisbane. The production starred two of the world's greatest living actors -- five-time Tony Award and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones, alongside four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines. The show went on to tour Australia with stops in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide through May of 2013.
A timeless American play, which inspired the beloved Academy Award-winning film, Driving Miss Daisy tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between an elderly Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her compassionate African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn. Their iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions worldwide.
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