‘Chinglish’ lands at Longacre

Play begins Broadway previews in October

Incoming Broadway play “Ching-lish” has booked the Long- acre Theater for its fall run.

New work by David Henry Hwang (“Yellow Face,” “M. Butterfly”) recently wrapped its world premiere run at Chicago’s Goodman Theater. Commercial producers announced a Main Stem transfer for the show last month, just as favorable local reviews began rolling in. Strong box office prompted an extension that ended Sunday.

Leigh Silverman (“Well”) returns to helm the show, casting for which has not yet been set. Chi staging starred James Waterston, Jennifer Lim, Larry Zhang and Stephen Pucci, among others, in the story of an American’s efforts to expand his family’s business into China.

Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Roy Gottlieb, Barry and Carole Kaye and David Stoller produce the commercial transfer in association with the Goodman. Show is one of three on the slate from duo Richards and Frankel, also behind tuners “Porgy and Bess” and “Bonnie and Clyde.”

Most recent tenant at the Long- acre, “La Cage aux Folles,” shuttered in May. “Chinglish” begins previews there Oct. 11, with an exact opening date to be determined.

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