Hwang play to open in the fall
“Chinglish,” the new play by David Henry Hwang that opened Monday at Chicago’s Goodman Theater, has already mapped out a path to Broadway for a fall run.
Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel — whose Chi-to-Gotham transfers include “August: Osage County” and “Superior Donuts” — lead a team of commercial producers that also include Roy Gottlieb, Barry and Carole Kaye and David and Barbara Stoller, bringing the show to the Main Stem in association with the Goodman.
News comes hot on the heels of the strong reviews the show earned in its Windy City bow. The comedy by Hwang (“M. Butterfly,” “Golden Child”) centers on an American’s efforts to expand his family business into China.
Leigh Silverman (“Well”), who directed the Goodman staging, also will helm the Rialto incarnation, with casting to be announced. Chi production stars James Waterston, Jennifer Lim, Larry Zhang and Stephen Pucci, among others.
“Chinglish” is set to land on Broadway this fall in a Shubert theater.