“Clybourne Park” is a go, with the show retaining a Broadway timeline that will see it open at the Walter Kerr Theater in April.
Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Kerr, has taken the reins, pulling together funds after the abrupt exit of lead producers Scott Rudin and Stuart Thompson earlier this week. Jujamcyn prexy Jordan Roth had scrambled since then to reassemble a team of investors that would bring the production to the Rialto hot on the heels of its current run at Center Theater Group’s Mark Taper Forum.
Final producer list hasn’t been confirmed yet, although both Lincoln Center Theater and CTG — two nonprofits previously affiliated with the production — also will be on the team.
The play by Bruce Norris looks poised to become a major contender in the legit world’s imminent awards season, given the raves the show earned in its 2010 bow at Playwrights Horizons and the echoing plaudits “Clybourne” received when it opened in L.A. Jan. 26. Title also picked up the 2011 Pulitzer for drama.
The announced Rialto transfer had been jeopardized when Rudin pulled out of the project in the wake of a dispute he had with Norris over negotiations for the playwright-actor to appear in Rudin’s upcoming TV skein “The Corrections.” When Norris stepped away from “Corrections,” Rudin yanked his involvement in “Clybourne.”
Now, however, the production remains on a sked that will see it close at the Taper Feb. 26 prior to its April 12 opening on the Rialto.