Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones Pair Up in 'Driving Miss Daisy' Broadway Debut


Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones Pair Up in 'Driving Miss Daisy' Broadway Debut


The Tony Award-winners are set to team up in the Broadway debut of the four-time Academy Award-winning film when the Alfred Uhry's play opens in October.

Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones are to team up onstage for the Broadway debut of "Driving Miss Daisy". The Tony Award-winners will recreate roles played on the big screen by Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman when the Alfred Uhry's play opens in October.

"Driving Miss Daisy" originally opened Off-Broadway in 1987 and became a four-time Academy Award-winning film two years later.

"Driving Miss Daisy" follows the life of 72-year-old widow Daisy Werthan, who is played by Jessica Tandy in the 1987 film. She lives in Atlanta with only an African American housemaid named Idella. She later meets a man named Hoke Colburn, portrayed by Morgan Freeman, who is willing to drive her since her car is totaled. However, she refuses the offer because she is embarrassed people would think either she is too old to drive, or so well off that she can afford a driver. Werthan and Colburn later become best friends.

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