Michael Bush, producing artistic director Charlotte Repertory Theatre confirmed he's in negotiations with Fran and Barry Weissler for his not for-profit to be the starting point of a major revivaI of William Gibson's The Miracle Worker this season. "We're very excited about this," Bush told Playbill On-Line. "We're in negotiations for it right now. We have been offered it and we're trying to make it work out. Negotiations are not complete and I'm hoping it happens."
Charlotte Rep had been previously mentioned in a casting notice as the out-of-town tryout spot for the show. Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank was mentioned in published reports as a possibility for the role of Annie Sullivan, the fiery teacher who changes the life of the deaf and blind child, Helen Keller. Bush would not speak to casting. The play would be aimed at Broadway, according to reports, for an April opening.
No official announcements about the production have been made.