Tony Award-Winner Boyd Gaines Completes Cast of Broadway’s “Driving Miss Daisy”
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FOUR-TIME TONY® AWARD-WINNER
B O Y D G A I N E S
COMPLETES CAST OF
“DRIVING MISS DAISY”
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New York, NY (8/2/10) – Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that four-time Tony® Award-winner Boyd Gaines has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway premiere of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy, in the role of ‘Boolie Werthan.’ Mr. Gaines completes the cast of the three-character play. As previously announced, fellow Tony® Award-winners James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave will star in the production as ‘Hoke Colburn’ and ‘Daisy Werthan’, respectively. Directed by David Esbjornson (The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?), Driving Miss Daisy will begin performances on October 7, 2010, at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Monday, October 25, 2010. The 16-week limited engagement will run through Saturday, January 29, 2011.
Mr. Uhry’s classic play is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son, Boolie, hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.
From its landmark Off-Broadway production in 1987 to the remarkable success of the Oscar-winning film version (4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture), Driving Miss Daisy has become one of the most beloved American stories of the late twentieth century.
Driving Miss Daisy will play the following performance schedule: Monday, Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. (Tuesday October 12th & 19th at 8:00 p.m.). Tickets ($65 – $125) are currently on sale via Telecharge.com and, beginning September 9, will also be available at the box office of the Golden Theatre.
Boyd Gaines is currently starting as Guthrie McClintic in The Grand Manner (Lincoln Center). Boyd was last seen on Broadway as Herbie in Gypsy for which he received his fourth Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination. Other credits include: Broadway: Pygmalion, Gypsy (City Centers Encore), Journeys End (Tony Nominee, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), Twelve Angry Men, Contact (Tony Award, Lucille Lortel Awards), Cabaret, The Show Off, She Loves Me (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award), Company, The Heidi Chronicles (Tony Award). Off-Broadway: Bach at Leipzig, Major Barbara, The Shawl, Comedy of Errors, The Extra Man, The Maderati, Winters Tale, Barbarians, A Month in the Country (Theatre World Award). Regional: Williamstown, Westport Playhouse, Yale Rep, Center Stage, Long Wharf, Guthrie, Kennedy Center. Film: Funny Games, Lovely by Surprise, Second Best, I’m Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, The Sure Thing, Porkys, Fame. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Angela’s Eyes,” “The Confession,” “Piece of Cake,” “One Day at a Time,” “L.A. Law,” “Frasier,” “Law and Order.” Training: Juilliard.
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