Chicago Theater Company behind Lisa D'Amour play
Steppenwolf Theater Company will make another visit to Broadway in the fall, with the Chicago company’s production of Lisa D’Amour play “Detroit” targeting a Main Stem run in early fall.
Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Debbie Bisno produce in association with Steppenwolf. Richards and Frankel have previously worked with Steppenwolf on the New York runs of “August: Osage County” and “Superior Donuts.”
Set in contempo recession-era America, storyline follows a suburban couple’s relationship with the couple who move into the house nextdoor. “Detroit” will rep a Broadway debut for D’Amour, whose credits include “The Cataract” and “Tale of a West Texas Marsupial Girl.”
Steppenwolf produced the world preem of “Detroit” in the fall, when the show garnered critical support, including a positive notice from a visiting journo from the New York Times.
Austin Pendleton is set to reprise his directorial duties for the Broadway incarnation, although casting remains to be firmed up. The Windy City staging starred Laurie Metcalf, Kate Arrington, Kevin Anderson, Ian Barford and Robert Breuler.
Exact New York start date and theater have yet to be confirmed.