Detroit: Lisa D’Amour play to arrive in fall



Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company are to bring their production of Lisa D'Amour's Detroit, directed by Austin Pendleton, to Broadway in the Spring of 2011 at a theatre to be announced.

In a "first ring" suburb outside a mid-sized American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who've moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control - with unexpected consequences. Shining a light on the middle class American Dream, Detroit looks at what happens when we open ourselves up to something new.

The cast and creative team for the Broadway premiere is still to be announced.

The Chicago production of Detroit played at Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre from 9 Sep - 7 Nov 2010 under the direction of Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton ('Orson's Shadow,' 'The Little Foxes,' this season's 'Three Sisters' at Classic Stage Company), who will return to direct the Broadway production. That producion starred Kevin Anderson, Kate Arrington, Ian Barford, Robert Breuler and Laurie Metcalf.

Detroit will be presented by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Debbie Bisno, in association with Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Richards and Frankel previously teamed up with Steppenwolf to present Tracy Letts' Tony and Pulitzer winning 'August: Osage County' and 'Superior Donuts' on Broadway.

Steppenwolf's previous Broadway outings include the 2001 Tony winning revival of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' the 1990 Tony winning Best Play' The Grapes of Wrath,' and the 1993 Tony nominated 'Song of Jacob Zulu.'

Ian Barford, Kate Arrington, Laurie Metcalf and Kevin Anderson from Chicago production

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