The Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy celebrated its 100th performance Feb. 10 with a "A Meeting of the Hokes."
Morgan Freeman, Academy Award-nominated for his performance in the 1989 film adaptation, met with his stage counterpart, James Earl Jones. The two actors posed at the driver's seat of a vintage 1953 Packard.
"A Meeting of the Hokes" Morgan Freeman Visits Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy concerns Daisy Werthan, "a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, [who] is deemed too old to drive, [and] her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them."
The prolific producer, along with frequent collaborator Neil Meron, was behind such musical-driven projects as Smash, NBC’s live musicals, and the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.