Redgrave & Jones Continue Driving Miss Daisy Until April

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December 16, 2010 | 6:15pm EST

Veteran stars Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones have turned Driving Miss Daisy into such a big Broadway hit, they’ve extended their stage run by a further 10 weeks.
The Tony Award-winners were due to bow out of the roles played on the big screen by Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman in the Alfred Uhry play in January, but they’ve both agreed to stay on until 9 April.

The show has garnered big box office bucks since opening at the Golden Theater in October, drawing in between $600,000 and $700,000 every week, reports trade paper Daily Variety.

Driving Miss Daisy originally opened Off-Broadway in 1987 and became a four-time Academy Award-winning film two years later.