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DRIVING MISS DAISY, Starring Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones, Out on DVD Today

DRIVING MISS DAISY races onto DVD today!

Multi-award-winning Broadway and Hollywood icons Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones lead a spectacular filmed production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play DRIVING MISS DAISY captured live onstage in Australia and out now on DVD.

Of note, DRIVING MISS DAISY airs on PBS stations nationwide tonight as part of Great Performances.

The official description of DRIVING MISS DAISY is as follows: "Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy comes to television with five-time Tony Award winner and three-time Academy Award® nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award® winner James Earl Jones as Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn, respectively. Four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines reprises his Broadway role as Daisy's son Boolie Werthan.

Recorded in Australia at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, Uhry's classic play is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture's most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Colburn, 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. This iconic tale of pride, changing times, and the transformative power of friendship has become one of the most beloved American stories of the late twentieth century."

Order DRIVING MISS DAISY on DVD at the official site here.

For even more on DRIVING MISS DAISY, check out my extensive InDepth InterView with James Earl Jones, available here.

View a trailer for the Great Performances DRIVING MISS DAISY below.

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