‘War of the Roses’ to Break Out on Broadway Next Season

Warren Adler’s play “The War of the Roses,” the divorce comedy based on his own 1981 novel, is gearing up for a run on Broadway, with a team of producers acquiring the rights to the title to bring it to the Main Stem during the 2015-16 season.

The play adaptation — which followed Danny DeVito’s 1989 movie version (pictured above) starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner — has already had international runs in countries including Spain, Germany, Italy and Argentina.

No cast or creative team for the Broadway production has yet been set, nor has the show’s theater or its dates beyond a run targeting the 2015-16 season.

The plot follows the demise of a seemingly perfect marriage that disintegrates into outright warfare.

The Broadway version of “War of the Roses” comes from a list of producers who have had a spot on the producing teams of a number of Broadway outings, including Jay and Cindy Gutterman, Cathy Chernoff, Carl Moellenberg and Wendy Federman — all alums of the recently shuttered B.O. record-breaker “All the Way” — as well as Jonathan Robert Adler, Keith Knee and Al Hayes.

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