Coram Boy to Transfer; Boyett Ostar Extends Producing Deal

Nicholas Hytner, Director of Britain's National Theatre, has announced that the National's partnership with Boyett Ostar to present productions that originate on London's South Bank in the United States has been extended through the end of 2007.

Boyett Ostar brought the National productions of Tom Stoppard's Jumpers, Michael Frayn's Democracy and Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman to Broadway.

Alan Bennett's The History Boys opens this Sunday, April 23rd at the Broadhurst Theatre, with the original London cast, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Boyett Ostar also plans to present Jamila Gavin's The Coram Boy in New York. (No dates set yet).

"We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Bill Haber and Bob Boyett, and we are grateful for all they have done to bring The National Theatre's productions to Broadway," said Nicholas Hytner. "The History Boys marks our fourth production together, and we eagerly look forward to future projects."

"The vibrancy of The National Theatre under the leadership of Nicholas Hytner has just been extraordinary," commented Bob Boyett. "National Theatre audiences are fortunate indeed to have such a hotbed of exciting work happening under one roof, and we're so pleased to continue to bring the National's thrilling work to Broadway audiences."

Bob Boyett has been represented on Broadway with The History Boys, Well, Bridge and Tunnel, The Woman in White, The Pillowman, Monty Python's Spamalot, (2005 Tony-Best Musical), Glengarry Glen Ross,(2005 Tony-Best Revival), Democracy, Dame Edna, The Frogs, Tom Stoppard's Jumpers, Fiddler on the Roof, Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, (2002 Tony-Best Play), Topdog/Underdog, (Pulitzer Prize for 2002), Dance of the Vampires, Hedda Gabler, Sweet Smell of Success, The Crucible, The Elephant Man, Fortune's Fool and A Year With Frog and Toad. London: Sunday in the Park With George, The Woman In White, David Mamet's Boston Marriage, Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, Fuddy Meers and the West End production of Jumpers.

Bill Haber's OSTAR Enterprises has produced Well; Bridge & Tunnel; Woman in White; Monty Python's Spamalot; The Pillowman; Democracy; Bea Arthur; The Smell of the Kill; Amour; Imaginary Friends; Proof; The Green Bird; Dirty Blonde; High Society; Freak; The Scarlet Pimpernel; and the acclaimed revivals of Glengarry Glen Ross; Jumpers; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Man of La Mancha; Hedda Gabler; Dance of Death; Noises Off; The Iceman Cometh and 1776. London: Sunday in the Park with George; Journey's End; The Prisoner of Second Avenue; Hay Fever; Madame Melville. Off-B'way: Thurgood; On The Line; The Shape of Things; If Love Were All; If Memory Serves; Madame Melville. Winning three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.

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