The History Boys Producers Look to Bring in a New Boy in 2007

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Bob Boyett and Bill Haber, the producers who struck box-office and Tony gold with the Broadway transfer of the London hit The History Boys, hope to bring another National Theatre production to New York in 2007.

Paul Ritter as Philip Gadarn in the National Theatre's production of Coram Boy.
Paul Ritter as Philip Gadarn in the National Theatre's production of Coram Boy. Photo by Catherine Ashmore

Boyett Ostar, the producers' company—which has a special arrangement with the National—aims to transfer the play Coram Boy to Broadway by February 2007, Variety reported.

Adapted by Helen Edmundson from a novel by Jamila Gavin, Coram Boy tells a story of two orphans at the Coram Hospital for Deserted Children in 18th-century England: "Toby, saved from an African slave ship and Aaron, the abandoned son of the heir to a great estate."

The show, a hit at the National in early 2006, is slated to return to the theatre Nov. 29 for a run through Jan. 20, 2007.

Variety also reported that the duo is in early talks to transfer Tom Stoppard's latest, Rock 'n' Roll, and Michael Frayn's Donkeys' Years. As reported earlier, the team is exploring the possibility of a New York production of the current London revival of Sunday in the Park With George.

Past Boyett Ostar transfers of National properties include Jumpers, Democracy and The Pillowman.

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