Following the Brisbane premiere season of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic play Driving Miss Daisy, the production will tour to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. This latest effort stars two of the world’s greatest living actors: Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones.
This timeless American drama, which inspired the beloved Oscar-winning film, Driving Miss Daisy tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between an elderly Southern Jewish woman and her compassionate African-American chauffeur. In addition to performing on Broadway and London’s West End, Lansbury and Jones have also most recently been performing together in the Broadway production of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.
Broadway and Hollywood royalty, Angela Lansbury has garnered many of the industry’s top awards in cinema, theatre and television in a career that has now spanned seven decades. Nominated for three Oscars, including one for her motion picture debut in Gaslight (1944), Angela continued with a dazzling body of work on film (The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Manchurian Candidate, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast); television (Murder She Wrote); and stage (Gypsy, Mame, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Hamlet).
James Earl Jones voice is known by people of all ages (Star Wars fans know him as the voice of Darth Vader; children know him as Mufasa from Disney’s The Lion King). Jones made his Broadway debut in 1957, and has conquered Shakespeare (Othello, Macbeth, King Lear), as well as, stage classics (The Iceman Cometh, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, On Golden Pond). He was equally successful in movies (Dr. Strangelove, The Great White Hope, Field of Dreams,The Hunt for Red October); and television (Roots: The Next Generation. Last year, Jones was honored with an Lifetime Achievement Academy Award in recognition of his long and distinguished career.
The tour Down Under begins February 3rd to an already sold-out crowd in Brisbane.
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