Driving Miss Daisy with Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones to tour Australia

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost announced today that, following the Brisbane premiere season of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy next year, the production will tour to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

“The Brisbane premiere season is almost sold out, so we have persuaded Angela and James to bring Driving Miss Daisy to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide,” said John Frost.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Australian audiences to see three of the finest actors in the world today, Broadway and Hollywood royalty, in one of the most enduring and popular stage plays of our time.”

Driving Miss Daisy, a timeless piece of American theatre history that has inspired an Academy Award-winning film, is the story of a decades-long relationship between an elderly Southern Jewish Woman and her compassionate African-American chauffer. Their tale is an iconic one that marks a changing of the times in society and the transformative power of friendship.

Driving Miss Daisy will star legends of modern theatre and film: Angela Lansbury, who has won five Tony Awards and been nominated for three Academy Awards; James Earl Jones, who has won two Tony Awards and an Academy Award; and Boyd Gaines, winner of four Tony Awards.

Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones have most recently been performing together in the Broadway production of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

Tickets and booking information are available from www.daisyonstage.com.au. Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide tickets will go on sale from 22 October.

A ticket wait list is now available on the show’s official website daisyonstage.com.au

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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  • So, it is not so EXCLUSIVE FOR BRISBANE after all!!!!

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