TheaterMania Logo
Theater News

The War of the Roses Heading to Broadway

Warren Adler's dark comedy of marital discord is being adapted for the stage. logo
Warren Adler is the author of the novel The War of the Roses, which he is adapting for the Broadway stage. Show producers are aiming for the 2015-2016 season.

Warren Adler's stage adaptation of The War of the Roses, based on his best-selling novel of the same name, has announced plans to play on Broadway during the 2015-16 season. The novel's 1989 film adaptation starred Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, and Kathleen Turner.

The War of the Roses is a dark comedy that follows Barbara and Jonathan Rose's confrontation-filled divorce. The husband and wife, who were once the perfect couple, confront the issue of their loveless marriage when Jonathan finds himself suddenly gripped by what is presumably a heart attack.

Adler's novel was published in 1981. His other works include Private Lives and Random Harts.

Jay Gutterman, Cindy Gutterman, Cathy Chernoff, Carl Moellenberg, and Wendy Federman will produce the Broadway production. Casting, creative team, theater, and a Broadway opening date will be announced in the future.