Friday, February 3, 2012

Clybourne Park Saved

In more news about the on-again-off-again Broadway production of Clybourne Park, has released the following report.

After losing its lead producer Scott Rudin earlier this week, the Broadway production of Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park is on track to open at the Walter Kerr Theatre this spring. New lead producer Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theatres, which owns the theater, released a statement on the play's questionable future.

“It is a true privilege for all of us at Jujamcyn to bring such a fiercely provocative and wildly funny work to Broadway audiences," Roth said. "Clybourne Park is on. We’ll see you there!”

Rudin departed the production on January 31 after a disagreement with Norris, who after months of negotiations, abruptly decided to not sign on to star in Rudin's upcoming TV adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's novel The Corrections.

Clybourne Park, which follows the racially-charged real estate transactions of one house in both 1959 and 2009, opened at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons on February 21, 2010. The show has been mounted in London, where it won the Olivier Award for Best New Play, and had major productions in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The planned Broadway production is currently running at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum through February 26, and previously announced a Broadway opening night of April 12.

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