From a just-released press announcement:
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce its new American play Detroit by Lisa D’Amour and directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton will open on Broadway early fall 2011. Detroit makes its Broadway debut following world premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, September 9 – November 7, 2010. Casting for the Broadway engagement will be announced shortly.
Exciting! I hope Laurie Metcalf recreates her starring role in this production. When I saw the show late last year, she was a force — the glue that held this frantic, explosive piece of theatre together. The reviews on this show were mixed — Sun-Times‘ Hedy Weiss referred to it as a Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf wanna-be, while the Tribune‘s Chris Jones gave it a very positive review. Amongst my theatre-going friends, some enjoyed it, some loved it, and some shrugged it off, saying it was just a bunch of pointless yelling.
And moi? Loved it. Hope the Broadway crowd does, too.