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Broadway's Driving Miss Daisy Recoups $2.6 Million Investment logo
Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones
in Driving Miss Daisy
(© Annabel Clark)
The Broadway production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, Driving Miss Daisy, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, and Boyd Gaines has recouped its investment of $2.6 million in the first three months of its run. As previously reported, the show will now continue its run at the Golden Theatre through April 9, instead of its original closing date of January 29.

The play, which had its Off-Broadway debut in 1987, focuses on the relationship between Daisy Werthan, a 72-year-old Jewish widow living in mid-century Atlanta, and Hoke, her African-American chauffeur. The film version later won the Academy Award for Best Picture, which also earned Uhry an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design), Jane Greenwood (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Wendall K. Harrington (Projection Design), Christopher Cronin (Sound Design), and Mark Bennett (Music).

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