Rialto Chatter: Is a Roe v. Wade Play Coming to Broadway?

Rialto Chatter: Is a Roe v. Wade Play Coming to Broadway?

Could Lisa Loomer's new play Roe be heading to Broadway soon?

Cindy Adams of Page Six has reported that the play, about Roe v. Wade, 1973's historic Supreme Court decision legalizing a woman's right to an abortion, will be produced by Daryl Roth and is eying Broadway.

Roe made its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2016, and was directed by Bill Rauch. Could Broadway be the next stop for this historic piece? Stay tuned!

Roe is about the two women at the heart of Roe v. Wade: lawyer Sarah Weddington, who was only 26 when she argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and plaintiff Norma McCorvey, the hard-drinking, wild-tempered bartender who became "Roe" after seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy. That they won the landmark 1973 case legalizing abortion is widely known; how different their lives were after the case-and how those divergent journeys reflect the subsequent polarization of American culture-is far less familiar.

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