Is London Hit The Kid Stays in the Picture Headed to Broadway?

Broadway News   Is London Hit The Kid Stays in the Picture Headed to Broadway? The play is Simon McBurney’s adaptation of the memoir penned by Hollywood producer Robert Evans.
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The Kid Stays in the Picture, an adaptation of the memoir penned by Hollywood producer Robert Evans, is headed to Broadway in the fall, according to the New York Post.

Barbara Broccoli and Patrick Milling Smith will produce the New York run, which will begin in September at a Shubert theatre to be announced.

Simon McBurney, seen on Broadway earlier this season in the critically acclaimed The Encounter, adapted Evans' autobiography for the stage. McBurney also directed the production, which played London's Royal Court March 11–April 8.

Production notes for The Kid Stays in the Picture describe the play as such: “In the 1960s and 70s, Robert Evans became one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. He saved Paramount Pictures from collapse and produced films including The Godfather and Chinatown. By the 1980s he was broke, with his personal and professional life spiraling at epic proportions. In 1994 he published his award-winning autobiography, chronicling it all. Director Simon McBurney explores the rise of the legendary film producer against the backdrop of a changing America through the second half of the 20th century.”

The London cast featured Thomas Arnold, Heather Burns, Christian Camargo, Max Casella, Clint Dyer, Danny Huston, Ajay Naidu, and Madeleine Potter.

No official announcement about a Broadway production has been made.

Check out rehearsal photos from the London production below:

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