The producers of the current Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy, based on the hit 1989 film, plan to bring the show to London this Autumn.

The West End transfer will include the New York cast of Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones.

The show started on Broadway in October last year and became an immediate hit thanks to the star names and love for the Oscar-winning movie.

Redgrave was last in the West End in 2008 in one-woman play The Year of Magical Thinking. Earl Jones starred in last year’s Debbie Allen revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre.

The show closes at the Golden Theatre on Broadway on 9 April 2011.

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RUMOUR CHECK-LIST

  • Show: Driving Miss Daisy
  • Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones
  • Writer: Alfred Uhry
  • Director: David Esbjornson
  • Theatre: TBC
  • Date: Autumn 2011
Source: Variety (09/03/11)