Driving Miss Daisy Kicks Off Post-Show Talkbacks Martin Luther King Day

News   Driving Miss Daisy Kicks Off Post-Show Talkbacks Martin Luther King Day
The hit Broadway revival of Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy will host a series of post-performance talkbacks beginning after the 8 PM performance Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Day.

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The talkback will feature Daisy's Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Academy Award-winning playwright, Uhry; the current revival's director, David Esbjornson; and Columbia University professor Dr. Vivaldi Jean-Marie. The talkback will examine the play's look at race relations and Dr. King's impact on society.

The series will continue on Wednesday nights in February in honor of Black History Month. That first talkback, on Feb. 2, will feature CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller and her husband, National Urban League President and former New Orleans mayor Marc Morial. Additional talkback participants will be announced shortly.

Driving Miss Daisy stars Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines. In addition to director Esbjornson, the creative team features scenic designer John Lee beatty, costume designer Jane Greenwood, lighting designer Peter Kaczorowski, projection designer Wendall K. Harrington, sound designer Christopher Cronin and composer Mark Bennett.

The revival is currently playing at the Golden Theatre. For more information and tickets, visit daisyonbroadway.com.

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