New York Plans for Churchill's Far Away in Limbo

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Following the critical enthusiasm for his New York Theatre Workshop production of Caryl Churchill's Far Away last fall, director Stephen Daldry told the New York Times that he was looking to bring over the other Churchill hour-long work that he helmed for London's Royal Court Theatre, A Number. This time, he said, the goal was Broadway.

Negotiations for a New York production of A Number are apparently still underway, but, for the present, no definite plans are set. According to Churchill's London agent, "varying circumstances" have prevented the details of time, place and personnel from falling into place. It is uncertain whether Broadway is still the goal or whether Daldry is still attached. Michael Gambon played the patriarch in the two-hander in London, and Daniel Craig played three of a score of his multiple sons.

Daldry made a name for himself as a director at London's Royal Court Theatre and on Broadway with An Inspector Calls and Via Dolorosa. He then went on to direct films, most notably, his feature film debut "Billy Elliot." He is currently working on a Billy Elliot musical with composer Elton John, the film's screenwriter Lee Hall, who will provide book and lyrics, and choreographer Peter Darling.

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