Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Steppenwolf's production of "Detroit" opening on Broadway Fall 2011

Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Production of
By Lisa D’Amour
Directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton
To Open on Broadway Fall 2011

CHICAGO (January 11, 2011) – Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce its new American play Detroit by Lisa D’Amour and directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton will open on Broadway early fall 2011. Detroit makes its Broadway debut following world premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, September 9 – November 7, 2010. Casting for the Broadway engagement will be announced shortly.

For those who missed the original Steppenwolf Theatre Company production the premise was: In a “first ring” suburb outside a mid-sized American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who’ve moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold Ben and Mary have on their way of life—with unexpected comic consequences. Detroit is a fresh, off-beat look at what happens when we dare to open ourselves up to something new.

Detroit will be presented on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Debbie Bisno, in association with Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Artistic Director: Martha Lavey, Executive Director: David Hawkanson). Richards and Frankel previously teamed up with Steppenwolf to present ensemble member Tracy Letts’ Tony® and Pulitzer Prize-winning production of August: Osage County and Superior Donuts on Broadway.


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