'Clybourne Park' sets Broadway opening for April
"Clybourne Park," the Pulitzer Prize-winning play whose Broadway transfer was nearly called off last week, has set an opening date for April 19 at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. Previews are scheduled to begin March 26.
The run will be a limited, 16-week engagement. The new opening date represents a delay of one week from the previously expected opening April 12.
The play's Broadway prospects looked bleak just last week when producer Scott Rudin withdrew from the play, reportedly in retaliation against playwright Bruce Norris, who had pulled out of an acting role in HBO's "The Corrections," which Rudin is producing.
But on Thursday, Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, announced that the play is still headed to Broadway following its current run at the Mark Taper Forum in L.A. (The play also has had productions at Playwrights Horizons in New York, the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the Royal Court in London.)
The Broadway run of "Clybourne Park" is being produced by a consortium including Jujamcyn, Lincoln Center Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum. Several additional producers will be announced later, according to a spokesman.
-- David Ng
Photo: A scene from "Clybourne Park" at the Mark Taper Forum. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times