Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy
Theatre: John Golden
Status: Closed
(October 07, 2010 - April 09, 2011 )
  • Rehearsal: September 2, 2010
  • Preview: October 7, 2010
  • Open: October 25, 2010
  • Close: April 9, 2011
Play - Revival
Running Time: 1hr 30mins

When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.

For The Record:

“Driving Miss Daisy” had its World Premiere at Playwrights Horizons before transferring to the Houseman on Fri July 24, 1987.  Ron Lagomarsino directed a cast which included Morgan Freeman, Dana Ivey & Ray Gill.  The 1990 film was written by Mr Uhry (Academy Award), directed by Bruce Beresford, and starred Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy & Dan Aykroyd.

Total Gross: $13,586,627
Average Weekly Gross: $503,208
Total Attendance: 131,694
Average Weekly Attendance: 82%

Staff & Creative Team

General Manager:

Richards Climan Inc

Company Manager:

Bruce Klinger

Technical Supervisor:

Larry Morley

Casting Director:

Dave Clemmons

Advertising Representative:


Press Agent:

O&M Co

Production Stage Manager:

Matthew Farrell


Alfred Uhry


John Lee Beatty


Jane Greenwood

Original Music:

Mark Bennett


Hoke 10/07/2010 - 04/09/2011
Daisy 10/07/2010 - 04/09/2011
Boolie 10/07/2010 - 04/09/2011