Richard Greenberg may be becoming one of the most widely performed contemporary playwrights in the U.S., but in the U.K. he’s lagging behind. However, a new production of The American Plan will up his London quota.
According to Variety, the play will be staged in the West End in November. The producers are Clare Lawrence and Anna Waterhouse for Out of the Blue and Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer for Nimax. Out of the Blue has made something of a specialty of bringing American stars to London (Matt Damon in This Is Our Youth, Julia Stiles in Oleanna, currently David Schwimmer in Some Girls). And, Variety reports that this time around, the producers have been in talks with Natalie Portman.
Although Greenberg has seen another of his plays, Take Me Out, at the Donmar Warehouse, this will be his debut in the commercial West End. David Grindley is down to direct, off the back of a high-profile run of shows that include Kevin Spacey in American Anthems, Journey’s End and What The Butler Saw (set to transfer from the Hampstead Theatre to Theatreland).