US stars steer Daisy

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ETERAN Hol­ly­wood ac­tors An­gela Lans­bury and James Earl Jones will star in an Aus­tralian pro­duc­tion of the Pulitzer Prize-win­ning play Driv­ing Miss Daisy.

It will be staged at the Play­house, QPAC, in Bris­bane for an ex­clu­sive sea­son from Fe­bru­ary 5, 2013.

In­spired by the Academy Award-win­ning film star­ring Mor­gan Free­man and Jes­sica Tandy, Driv­ing Miss Daisy tells the story of a decades-long re­la­tion­ship be­tween an el­derly South­ern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her com­pas­sion­ate AfricanAmer­i­can chauf­feur, Hoke Col­burn.

Driv­ing Miss Daisy, di­rected by David Es­b­jorn­son, re­cently played sell-out sea­sons on Broad­way and on the West End.

Lans­bury is a five-time Tony Award win­ner and three-time Os­car nom­i­nee. She is known for her star­ring role as Jes­sica Fletcher in the long-run­ning US tele­vi­sion se­ries Murder, She Wrote (1984-96).

Co-star Jones, who has two best lead­ing ac­tor Tonys to his name, re­ceived an Hon­orary Academy Award in 2011.

He is best known for his role as Darth Vader (for the voice only) in Star Wars.

Jones and Lans­bury re­cently per­formed to­gether in the Broad­way pro­duc­tion of Gore Vi­dal’s The Best Man.

Aus­tralian the­atre pro­ducer John Frost says this is a once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity for the­atre­go­ers to see ‘‘two of the finest ac­tors in the world to­day’’.

‘‘ Driv­ing Miss Daisy has proved to be one of the most en­dur­ing and pop­u­lar stage plays of our time, and we’re lucky enough to have as­sem­bled a cast of Broad­way and Hol­ly­wood roy­alty,’’ Frost says.

plays the Play­house The­atre, QPAC, in Bris­bane, from Fe­bru­ary 5, 2013. Tick­ets go on sale on Au­gust 13.

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