Left Menu
Development News Edition

Dustin Hoffman to star in Broadway revival of 'Our Town'

Previously, actors Paul Newman and Spalding Gray have played the role of the Stage Manager in different theatre productions. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama revolves around the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: 01-07-2020 15:24 IST | Created: 01-07-2020 15:24 IST
Dustin Hoffman to star in Broadway revival of 'Our Town'

Hollywood veteran Dustin Hoffman will feature in the 2021 revival production of "Our Town" on Broadway. Renowned producer Scott Rudin is attached to back the staging, which will be directed by Bartlett Sher of "To Kill A Mockingbird" fame, reported Deadline.

Hoffman will play the Stage Manager in the classic Thornton Wilder play, as per the source close to the production. Previously, actors Paul Newman and Spalding Gray have played the role of the Stage Manager in different theatre productions.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama revolves around the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. The show will be the Hoffman's first Broadway role since his Tony Award-nominated performance of Shylock in 1989's "The Merchant of Venice" . The two-time Oscar winner's stage credits include 1984 revival of "Death of a Salesman", "Jimmy Shine" , "The Subject Was Roses" , "A Cook for Mr General".

Hoffman was most recently seen on screen in Noah Baumbach's Netflix 2017 film "The Meyerowitz Stories" . Broadway's theatres will remain closed until January next year as the industry figures out a plan to function the amid coronavirus pandemic, trade group the Broadway League recently announced.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...

Videos

Latest News

Trump repeats vow to defeat 'radical left' in July Fourth speech

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to defeat the radical left in an Independence Day speech at the White House, condemning recent efforts to remove or rethink monuments to historical figures as attempts to destroy the United Stat...

Mexico's coronavirus death toll surpasses 30,000

Mexicos health ministry on Saturday reported 523 more deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 30,366, and 6,014 of new infections, bringing the total to 252,165. The government has previously said the actual number of infec...

Gen.G rally past Liquid to reach cs_summit 6 - NA final

Gen.G Esports used a big rally to sink Team Liquid in the lower-bracket final on Saturday and reach the grand final at the cssummit 6 Online North America event. Already down a map and trailing 10-6 on the second, Gen.G fought back for a 2-...

Croats go to polls amid sharp economic downturn, rising infections

Some 3.85 million Croats are eligible to go to polls on Sunday to elect a new government at a time when coronavirus infections are on the rise and the economy is facing a sharp downturn.Polling stations will open at 0500 GMT and close at 17...

Give Feedback