John Rando to Stage "Gone With the Wind" Comedy Moonlight and Magnolias at Old Globe

News   John Rando to Stage "Gone With the Wind" Comedy Moonlight and Magnolias at Old Globe
Tony Award-winning director John Rando will stage Ron Hutchinson's drama about the behind-the-scenes drama of "Gone With the Wind" for its upcoming California run at The Old Globe.

The work will see the San Diego company's Old Globe Theatre stage for a July 16-Aug. 14 run. The comedy opens July 21.

Moonlight and Magnolias finds its setting in 1939 Hollywood as big-time movie producer David O. Selznick shuts down production on the epic movie "Gone With the Wind" and locks himself, screenwriter Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming – taken from "The Wizard of Oz" set – in his office to rewrite the script. The three film icons battle over every detail of the adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel for seven days.

The play, previously seen at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, currently plays its New York debut at Manhattan Theatre Club's Off-Broadway space.

Rando has directed past Old Globe summer presentations of The Taming of the Shrew, Midsummer Night's Dream and last year's musical Lucky Duck. He garnered his Tony for his work on the Broadway musical Urinetown. Other credits include The Dinner Party, A Thousand Clowns and Polish Joke.

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