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Adrienne Warren to Lead “Room” Broadway Adaptation, Cora Bissett Directing

Adrienne Warren will observe up Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Woman King” with one other woman-directed challenge. Deadline experiences that the Tony winner will return to the stage with the Broadway American premiere of “Room,” Emma Donoghue’s stage adaptation of her 2010 novel. Donoghue additionally tailored the ebook right into a 2015 movie led by Brie Larson, who went on to win an Oscar for her efficiency.

“Room” facilities on Ma (Warren), a girl who was kidnapped as a teenage lady. She’s spent seven years locked up by her captor. Now a mom to a five-year-old son who has by no means skilled the surface world, Ma builds an imaginary world for him — and plots their escape.

Featuring songs and music by Scottish songwriters Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett and directed by the latter, the present will open April 17 on the James Earl Jones Theatre, with previews starting on April 3 with the restricted engagement operating via September 17.

“‘Room’ comes to Broadway following its critically acclaimed 2017 world premiere at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, UK, and productions at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland; the National Theatre of Scotland; the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario; and the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Ontario,” the supply particulars.

“I am truly honored for the opportunity to return to Broadway in a project unlike anything I’ve done before,” stated Warren. “There were many reasons I wanted to join this team in telling this story, but most importantly, I wanted to share this beautifully human bond between a mother and her son. This is for all the little Jacks out there determined to hold on to their sense of joy and wonder and all the Mas out there doing their absolute best to live, love, and protect through it all.”

Warren gained a Tony for “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” She not too long ago starred in ABC miniseries “Women of the Movement.”

Donoghue obtained an Oscar nomination for penning the screenplay for “Room.” Her ebook has bought almost three million copies.

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