Playbill has confirmed that Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions intend to bring a new stage adaptation of the classic 1950 film All About Eve to the West End in spring 2018. The production will be helmed by Tony-winning director Ivo van Hove and will star Cate Blanchett in the role of Margo Channing.
Further details including a theatre, production dates, and additional casting will be made available at a later date.
The 1950 film All About Eve was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr. The movie starred Bette Davis as Channing, the prominent yet aging Broadway star, and Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life.
The film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won six, including Best Picture.
Blanchett, who was recently seen on Broadway in The Present, is a two-time Oscar winner.