Next Fall's Kaller to Direct The Great Game on Broadway
By Andrew Gans
Producers Randall L. Wreghitt (The Miracle Worker, Grey Gardens, Lieutenant of Inishmore) and Jana Robbins (Ragtime, Little Women - The Musical) announced July 22 that they will bring D. Tucker Smith's The Great Game to Broadway in the 2011-2012 season.
Sheryl Kaller, a 2010 Tony nominee for her direction of Next Fall, will direct the production. Casting and theatre will be announced at a later date.
Producer Wreghitt said in a statement, "We really feel that Sheryl Kaller's keen insights into the human condition will help to realize every aspect of D.Tucker Smith's romantic adventure . . . We so admired her Tony-nominated work on Next Fall, and knew she had the right sensibility to explore the cultural and social changes our piece examines while finding the thrills and romance that keep The Great Game so entertaining."
"For George Hayward and Safia Das, 1870 is rife with danger, espionage, and unexpected love," according to press notes. "Their cultures collide as they each find themselves in the other's territory: he in the snow-swept mountains of Central Asia, she in the cobbled jungle of London. Their journeys could forever change the map of England's prized jewel and alter a family fixed in the fading traditions of changing times. In a contest of wit and intrigue where the stakes are nothing less than life, love, and empire, who will win the Great Game?"
D. Tucker Smith is also the author of Quake and Catalog.
For more information visit www.GreatGameOnBroadway.com.
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