The award-winning West End play Life of Pi is heading to Broadway.
Producers of the show have confirmed that Life of Pi will start performances on 9 March 2023 and open on 30 March 2023 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in New York.
Casting is yet to be announced.
Ahead of Broadway, Life of Pi will make its North American premiere at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Life of Pi is coming to an end in the West End, running at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London until 15 January 2023.
Lolita Chakrabarti’s stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s award-winning book has been phenomenally successful in London. Transferring into the West End from Sheffield Theatres in June 2020, the show won 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Play and has extended numerous times; it will have played almost 500 performances when it completes its run at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
The Broadway production will be directed by the London show’s director Max Webster.
In a press statement LolitaChakrabarti said that the show is “a story of survival which all of us can fundamentally relate to after the effects of the pandemic,” and that “to be able to tell this story the way I imagined it, to create the world using my references and viewpoint, has been an extraordinary gift.”