As reported in London’s Evening Standard, the show will take to the National’s Lyttelton stage sometime in October. “The schedule hasn’t been bedded yet for that period,” the theatre’s spokeswoman told Playbill.com, so there is no word yet on casting or a date for opening night.
But she was able to confirm that the production will be directed by George C. Wolfe, who helmed the musical’s world premiere at Off-Broadway’s Public Theater in Nov. 2003.
With book and lyrics by the Tony and Pulitzer-winning Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Homebody Kabul) and music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie), the story is set in Louisiana 1963 and follows the friendship between a black maid and the white, Jewish son of her employers.
The musical, which divided critics, received six 2004 Tony nominations, winning the Best Featured Actress in a Musical category for Anika Noni Rose.