Driving Miss Daisy 2010

Run Time:
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: October 25, 2010
Closing: April 09, 2011

Driving Miss Daisy - 2010 - Broadway History , Info & More

Don’t miss the opportunity to see acting legends James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave together on stage when they star in one of the most beloved and celebrated American stories of the late twentieth century, Driving Miss Daisy. Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play (later adapted into an Oscar-winning film) is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between Daisy Werthan (Redgrave) and her driver Hoke Colburn (Jones), two of popular culture’s most enduring characters.

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Driving Miss Daisy
6 / 10

There are lessons to be learned from this revival of 'Driving Miss Daisy,' the 1987 play about the unorthodox friendship between a white Southern lady and her black chauffeur that won a Pulitzer Prize for Alfred Uhry (and an Oscar for Jessica Tandy when she and Morgan Freeman starred in the movie). Lesson No. 1 (duh) is that Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones could do this show buried up to their necks in a pit and still break your heart. Lesson No. 2 has to do with how radically the dynamics change when age-appropriate performers are cast in the roles. Still astonishing at 73, Redgrave has the age as well as the regal stature to play Daisy Werthan, the imperious and extremely vital Jewish matron who is 72 when the play opens in 1948 Atlanta. Holding herself tall and taking long, athletic strides, the statuesque thesp lets us know that this old lady has the physical stamina to support her sharp mind and independent spirit.

Gently, softly 'Driving Miss Daisy' rides again
8 / 10

Sometimes massive, earthshaking events require - even demand - that they be depicted on stage with an equally vast canvas. And sometimes all you need is a can of salmon.

MISS DAISY Plays London with Broadway Cast Sept. 26 - Dec. 17
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2011

The producers of Driving Miss Daisy have just announced on the Tony red carpet that the Broadway production will play a limited engagement in London for 12 weeks beginning in October with the Broadway cast, including James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines. BroadwayWorld will keep you updated as more details are revealed!

DRIVING MISS DAISY Heads to London with Bway Cast for 12 Weeks, Dates Announced
by Jessica Lewis - June 16, 2011

The producers of Driving Miss Daisy have just announced on the Tony red carpet that the Broadway production will play a limited engagement in London for 12 weeks beginning in October with the Broadway cast, including James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines. BroadwayWorld will keep you updated as more details are revealed!

DRIVING MISS DAISY Heads to London with Bway Cast for 12 Weeks, Beginning Oct. 2011
by Jessica Lewis - June 12, 2011

The producers of Driving Miss Daisy have just announced on the Tony red carpet that the Broadway production will play a limited engagement in London for 12 weeks beginning in October with the Broadway cast, including James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines. BroadwayWorld will keep you updated as more details are revealed!

Photo Flash: Kathryn Stockett, Jonathan Schorsch Visit DRIVING MISS DAISY Talkback
by Nicole Rosky - February 24, 2011

Kathryn Stockett (best-selling author of The Help), and Jonathan Schorsch participated in a special post-performance talkback series next month at Driving Miss Daisy. As previously announced, the series, celebrating Black History Month, will feature talkbacks after all Wednesday evening performances throughout the month of February.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Talk-back Concludes With The Help 2/23
by Gabrielle Sierra - February 22, 2011

Driving Miss Daisy's successful February talkback series concludes tomorrow night (Wednesday, 2/23), when Kathryn Stockett, bestselling author of The Help, and Columbia professor Jonathan Schorsch take the stage at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45 Street) for a post-performance discussion immediately following the evening performance.

Photo Coverage Exclusive: Harold Ford Jr. visits James Earl Jones
by Walter McBride - February 17, 2011

Driving Miss Daisy's talkback series continued last night, when former United States congressman and frequent 'Morning Joe' contributor Harold Ford Jr. and NYU professor Jennifer Morgan took the stage at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45 Street) for a post-performance discussion immediately following the evening performance. Driving Miss Daisy producer Jed Bernstein moderated the conversation.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Continues Line-up For Post Performance Talk-backs
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2011

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced previously that an elite group of influencers, including Kathryn Stockett (best-selling author of The Help), former U.S. congressman Harold Ford, Jr, Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, and many more will participate in a special post-performance talkback series this month at Driving Miss Daisy.

Photo Coverage: A Meeting of the 'Hokes': Morgan Freeman Meets James Earl Jones Backstage at DRIVING MISS DAISY
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - February 11, 2011

In honor of the show's 100th Broadway performance last night, February 10, original Driving Miss Daisy star Morgan Freeman took in a production of the current Broadway show starring James Earl Jones. The pair, along with playwright Alfred Uhry, met backstage following the performance and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the photo op!

David Dinkins Joins DRIVING MISS DAISY Talk-back, 2/9
by Nicole Rosky - February 8, 2011

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that former NYC Mayor David Dinkins will participate in Driving Miss Daisy's series of Wednesday night post-performance talk-backs, celebrating Black History Month. Dinkins will join the line-up for the post-show discussion tomorrow (Wednesday, February 9), which also includes CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller, Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, and NYU Professor Martha Hodes. Driving Miss Daisy producer Jed Bernstein will moderate the conversation, which will center around the issues of race brought up in the play. As previously announced, this series continues throughout the month, with talk-backs following all Wednesday evening performances. Upcoming guests include Harold Ford Jr. (February 16), Kathryn Stockett (February 23) and more. See below for a full schedule of participants.

Jed Bernstein Featured at DRIVING MISS DAISY Talk-back, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - February 9, 2011

An elite group of influencers, including Kathryn Stockett (best-selling author of The Help), former U.S. congressman Harold Ford, Jr, Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, and many more will participate in a special post-performance talkback series next month at Driving Miss Daisy. As previously announced, the series, celebrating Black History Month, will feature talkbacks after all Wednesday evening performances throughout the month of February and will kick-off with a talkback featuring CBS News Correspondent Michelle Miller and her husband, Marc Morial (President of the National Urban League and former New Orleans mayor).

STAGE TUBE: Original 'Darth Vader' James Earl Jones Meets 'Little Darth Vader' Max Page
by Jessica Lewis - February 8, 2011

Last night, Driving Miss Daisy star and original 'Darth Vader' James Earl Jones met six year-old Max Page, star of Volkswagen's Darth Vader-themed Super Bowl commercial. For 'Little Darth Vader' Max Page, fulfills a lifelong dream of appearing on a Broadway stage. Click below to meet Max and go behind the scenes of his introduction to James Earl Jones.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Honors The Actor's Fund, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - February 7, 2011

The Broadway company of 'Driving Miss Daisy' has announced that they will add a ninth performance to their already scheduled eight-show week in order to perform a benefit performance on Monday, February 7 at 8 pm. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Begins Wednesday Night Talk-back Series 2/2
by Gabrielle Sierra - February 1, 2011

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that Driving Miss Daisy's series of post-performance talk-backs celebrating Black History Month will begin Wednesday, February 2, immediately following the show's 8:00 PM performance with a discussion of the timeless nature of the show's issues and themes.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Begins Wednesday Night Talk-back Series 2/2
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2011

Driving Miss Daisy's series of post-performance talk-backs celebrating Black History Month begin Wednesday, February 2, immediately following the show's 8:00 PM performance with a discussion of the timeless nature of the show's issues and themes.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Announces Line-up For Post Performance Talk-backs
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2011

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that an elite group of influencers, including Kathryn Stockett (best-selling author of The Help), former U.S. congressman Harold Ford, Jr, Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, and many more will participate in a special post-performance talkback series next month at Driving Miss Daisy.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Begins Wednesday Night Talk-back Series 2/2
by Gabrielle Sierra - January 27, 2011

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that Driving Miss Daisy's series of post-performance talk-backs celebrating Black History Month will begin Wednesday, February 2, immediately following the show's 8:00 PM performance with a discussion of the timeless nature of the show's issues and themes.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Dedicates Actor's Fund Performance to Lynn & Corin Redgrave
by Jessica Lewis - January 24, 2011

The Broadway company of 'Driving Miss Daisy' has announced that their Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund will be dedicated to the memory of Lynn and Corin Redgrave. The benefit performance is scheduled for Monday, February 7 at 8 pm. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Announces Line-up For Post Performance Talk-backs
by Gabrielle Sierra - January 21, 2011

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that an elite group of influencers, including Kathryn Stockett (best-selling author of The Help), former U.S. congressman Harold Ford, Jr, Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, and many more will participate in a special post-performance talkback series next month at Driving Miss Daisy.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Honors The Actor's Fund, 2/7
by Jessica Lewis - January 20, 2011

The Broadway company of 'Driving Miss Daisy' has announced that they will add a ninth performance to their already scheduled eight-show week in order to perform a benefit performance on Monday, February 7 at 8 pm. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund.

Photo Coverage: James Earl Jones Celebrates his 80th at DAISY
by Walter McBride - January 18, 2011

Driving Miss Daisy stars Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines, along with playwright Alfred Uhry and director David Esbjornson surprised co-star James Earl Jones onstage with an 80th birthday celebration yesterday, January 17. The celebration was followed by a post-performance talk-back for Martin Luther King Day with Uhry and Esbjornson, moderated by Driving Miss Daisy producer Jed Bernstein.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Announces Post-Performance Talk Backs
by Gabrielle Sierra - January 13, 2011

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that Driving Miss Daisy will host a series of post-performance talk-backs, the first of which will take place immediately following the 8:00 PM performance on Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 17).

DRIVING MISS DAISY Offers 40% Snow Discount on Shows Today
by Jessica Lewis - January 12, 2011

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that their premiere Broadway production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy, which is playing to sold out houses at the Golden Theatre (252 W45th Street), has recouped its initial investment of $2.6 million in less than three months, making it the first play of the 2010-11 Broadway season to celebrate recoupment.

Driving Miss Daisy FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Driving Miss Daisy has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 2010 and West End which opened in 2011.
Driving Miss Daisy has been nominated for several prestigious awards. One notable nomination is for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, which it received in 1988. The playwright, Alfred Uhry, was recognized for his outstanding work on the play. This nomination highlights the critical acclaim and recognition that Driving Miss Daisy has received in the theater industry.
Driving Miss Daisy has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Alfred Uhry.

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