When August: Osage County posted its closing notice for Broadway a couple weeks back, those prone to parsing statements may have noted I concluded my wrap-up saying:
Now I can reveal what I had only hinted at.
But something tells me that you haven't heard the last of the original cast of August: Osage County. And with that, I'll just say so long for now.
According to the Tuesday, July 7 issue of The Age:
The biggest-selling stage show so far this year, the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of hit August: Osage County will be staged in Sydney next year. But audiences will not get to see one of the grande dames of Australian theatre, Robyn Nevin, in one of her most defining roles.So, now you know more about this ever-evolving story that began just over two years ago last month in Chicago.
Instead, the Sydney Theatre Company is importing the original production by Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company that has appeared in New York and London. It will be presented in the 900-seat Sydney Theatre and follows on from the importation of Alan Bennett's The History Boys by London's National Theatre in 2006.
It was the Steppenwolf production that Tracy Letts' play that won five Tony Awards in New York.
Anyone game for going Down Under?
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