Report: Jumpers to Reach Broadway in Spring; Mourning to Dawn?

News   Report: Jumpers to Reach Broadway in Spring; Mourning to Dawn?
 
The National Theatre’s praised hit production of Tom Stoppard’s Jumpers will come to Broadway this spring, the New York Post reported.

U.S. producers Bob Boyett and Bill Haber are currently in negotiations with Actors' Equity to bring over the entire 21-member British cast of the play, led by Simon Russell Beale. The showmen are asking to retain the original ensemble because Jumpers director David Leveaux, currently busy with the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, would not have time to recast. The Post indicated that the show's home might be Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Bob Boyett and Bill Haber have a deal with the NT which gives them the first option on American transfers of National shows. Boyett previously told Playbill On-Line that he wanted to bring both Jumpers and Michael Frayn's Democracy to America (with a U.S. tour planned as well as Broadway runs).

The Post reported that the producers are also interested in a transfer of Mourning Becomes Electra, the marathon O'Neill play starring Helen Mirren which recently opened to good reviews.

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