Tuesdays With Morrie, the Jeffrey Hatcher-Mitch Albom stage version of the smash best-selling memoir by Mitch Albom, will make its Off-Broadway debut Nov. 19, following previews from Nov. 1, at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
The story of a sportswriter who reconnects with his terminally ill former professor was a bestseller for Albom, a popular sports columnist for The Detroit Free Press. The book was previously made into a TV movie with Hank Azaria and Jack Lemmon.
The two-character play had a staging in Vassar College's New York Stage & Film summer season, June 21-July 6. Jon Tenney and Alvin Epstein repeat their summer roles for the fall Off-Broadway premiere.
The producers are David Singer, Elizabeth Ireland McCann, Joey Parnes, Amy Nederlander, Scott Nederlander, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Hal Thau and Moira Wilson. David Esbjornson (The Goat) will direct.
The design team includes Robert Brill (sets), Valerie Marcus (costumes), Brian MacDevitt (lights) and John Kilgore (sound). — By Robert Simonson
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