Producers spar over venue for 'Jones' transfer
Producers of “Made in Heaven” said Wednesday they don’t intend to give up their berth at Off Broadway’s Soho Playhouse — the venue recently announced as the home of the upcoming transfer and extension of Irish Repertory Theater Company’s revival of “The Emperor Jones.”
The “Heaven” team was said to be surprised at the announcement, and at the moment has no plans close the show, which opened Nov. 2, to make way for the “Jones” move, now skedded to begin perfs at the playhouse Dec. 15.
The producers of “Heaven” — a comedy about conjoined twins — have said they have a deal with the venue that requires a month’s notice prior to eviction. Soho Playhouse general manager Darren Lee Cole, whose is one of the presenting producers of the “Jones” transfer, could not be reach for comment.
“Jones” has proved a hit for Irish Rep, with the production earning raves for the central perf by thesp John Douglas Thompson. A rep for the revival said those involved are working to resolve the situation.