Revival of A Few Good Men Aiming for Broadway Next Season

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A revival of Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men will likely arrive on Broadway during the 2010-11 season, according to the New York Times.
David Esbjornson
David Esbjornson

Ken Davenport will produce the revival, which will feature direction by David Esbjornson, who helmed the 2005 London production of the Sorkin play. Davenport told the Times that he is looking for a star to play the role of Lt. Daniel Kaffee, the Navy lawyer originated on Broadway in 1989 by Tom Hulce and preserved on film in 1992 by Tom Cruise.

Producer Davenport stated, "A Few Good Men asks the difficult question of how far we’re willing to let our military go to protect our freedom. That’s never been more relevant than today, especially for a play that deals with Guantanamo Bay.”

Playwright Sorkin added, "I’m thrilled that A Few Good Men could be headed back to Broadway. While I’m very proud of the play and the success the original production enjoyed, I wrote it when I was much younger and it’s always felt a little to me like looking at my high school yearbook picture so I’m particularly excited about the idea of being able to go back into rehearsal, do some re-writing and help make this the best production of the play that’s ever been seen.”

Esbjornson is the busy regional and New York City director who staged Broadway's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan.

A Few Good Men ran on Broadway for 15 previews and 497 performances from 1989-91 at the Music Box Theatre.

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