Picnic and Kiss of the Spider Woman Aiming for Broadway During 2011-12 Season

News   Picnic and Kiss of the Spider Woman Aiming for Broadway During 2011-12 Season
Tony Award-winning producer Darren Bagert plans to bring a revival of William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic and a new dramatic adaptation of Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman to Broadway.

Director Sam Gold
Director Sam Gold Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

In a recent statement Bagert revealed that Picnic, previously announced for a fall 2010 Broadway debut with David Cromer at the helm, is now preparing for a Broadway arrival during the 2011-2012 season with Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation) attached to direct.

Bagert is also behind a new production of Puig's dark novel Kiss of the Spider Woman, which is being adapted by Academy Award nominee Jose Rivera ("Motorcycle Diaries") and Allan Baker for a 2011-2012 Broadway bow. Huntington Theatre artistic director Peter DuBois (Jack Goes Boating) will direct.

Baker's translation of Spider Woman premiered in London in 1985 and was later seen at the Donmar Warehouse in 2007. The project had been reported for a 2008 Broadway debut. This is the first report of Rivera's attachment to the play.

Bagert is also producing a spring 2012 revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, which will star James Earl Jones. Bagert has earned Tony Awards for producing the revivals of Long Days Journey Into Night and Company.

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