Sachs, who is also the artistic director of the Fountain, authored the 90-minute play inspired by the 2006 Harry Moses documentary about a trucker who buys what may be an original Jackson Pollock for $3. Theatres across the country have produced the play as part of a rolling world premiere.
Bakersfield Mist opened at the Fountain in June. It will end its six-month run Dec. 18.
Sonia Friedman Productions produced Broadway's Jerusalem, La Cage aux Folles, The Book of Mormon and The Norman Conquests. The producer is aiming Bakersfield Mist for a West End run with plans for a future Broadway or Off-Broadway run, according to a statement from Fountain Theatre.
Bakersfield Mist, according to the Fountain, "imagines a meeting between foul-mouthed, unemployed, trailer park-dwelling Maude Gutman, who believes the painting she bought in a thrift store for $3 is really an undiscovered masterpiece worth millions, and stuffy New York art expert Lionel Percy who arrives to evaluate the work. The comedy/drama is a fiery and often hilarious debate over class, truth, value, and the meaning of art."
Dates of production have not been announced. A director and cast have also not been announced. Sachs directed the Fountain production, which starred husband and wife actors Jenny O'Hara and Nick Ullett.