Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom's stage adaptation of Albom's popular book "Tuesdays with Morrie," may have a commercial run in Manhattan this coming season.
The work will have a staging at Vassar College's New York Stage & Film summer season, June 21-July 6, and a spokesperson for the troupe confirmed that commercial producers are attached to the project. If the show transfers, it will be to a commercial house and not a nonprofit theater.
The smash best-selling title has a good track record with the masses. The book was previously transformed into a successful television movie starring Hank Azaria as a fast-paced sportswriter who suddenly sees life is passing him by, and Jack Lemmon as the dying mentor who leads him back to a saner, more humane view of existence.
David Esbjornson (The Goat) directs Alvin Epstein and Jon Tenney at NYS&F. Hatcher is the author of such plays as The Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Scotland Road and Three Viewings. His most recent NYC production was his adaptation of Henry James' Turn of the Screw at Primary Stages.
For tickets, please call (845) 437-5599. —By Robert Simonson