Warren Adler’s stage adaptation of his best-selling novel The War of the Roses will come to Broadway during the 2015-16 season. Additional information, include casting, creative team and theater will be announced at a later date. The play has already been performed internationally in various productions.
The dark comedy follows married couple Barbara and Jonathan Rose, who go from suburban bliss to a deadly territorial battle. The breakup of their marriage leads to the ugliest divorce imaginable, revealing chaos in unpredictable ways.
The War of the Roses was originally published in 1981. The novel was adapted into a film in 1989, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Danny DeVito, who co-starred, directed.
Adler's works have been translated into over 25 languages worldwide. He has released 33 novels and written the stage versions of Windmills, Libido and Dead in the Water. His novel The Sunset Gang was adapted into a trilogy for PBS’s American Playhouse series, while the musical version received an off-Broadway production with music scored by composer L. Russell Brown.