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Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones star in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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James Earl Jones Lends His Inimitable Voice to a New Ad for Driving Miss Daisy

James Earl Jones Lends His Inimitable Voice to a New Ad for Driving Miss Daisy

After announcing a two-month extension of Driving Miss Daisy, the show’s producers wisely turned to one of the most trusted pitchmen on the planet to narrate a TV ad for the hit Broadway production: their star, James Earl Jones. On January 4, the voice of Verizon, CNN and more took his place onstage at the Golden Theatre to speak ...

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Turning 80, James Earl Jones Vows to Continue Driving Miss Daisy

Turning 80, James Earl Jones Vows to Continue Driving Miss Daisy

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

JAMES EARL JONES (Hoke Coleburn in ...

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Today's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Celebrate Driving Miss Daisy with James Earl Jones

Today's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Celebrate Driving Miss Daisy with James Earl Jones
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It was a happy afternoon at the Golden Theatre on December 15, as producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich took the stage after the matinee performance of Driving Miss Daisy for a special announcement: James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines have agreed to extend their engagement in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play to April 9, 2011, rather ...

Driving Miss Daisy Announces Broadway Extension

Driving Miss Daisy Announces Broadway Extension

In a fall season that has seen a number of plays falter at the box office, the Broadway revival of Driving Miss Daisy is a solid hit. Now comes word that James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines have agreed to extend their engagement in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play through April 9 at the Golden Theatre. Driving ...

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James Earl Jones on Miss Daisy, Star Wars and 'the Voice of God'

James Earl Jones on Miss Daisy, Star Wars and 'the Voice of God'

As James Earl Jones approaches his 80th birthday (“January 17, same as Benjamin Franklin,” he says with a trademark grin), it’s a good time to give thanks for his remarkable career. An early favorite of Public Theater founder Joseph Papp, Jones made his mark as a young man in Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth and many other ...

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Welcome to the Tiki Lounge! Daisy Star Boyd Gaines on His Jungle-Green Dressing Room

Welcome to the Tiki Lounge! Daisy Star Boyd Gaines on His Jungle-Green Dressing Room

In real-life, four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines is one of the most mild-mannered theater pros we know. But a dressing room paint color chosen by Driving Miss Daisy set designer John Lee Beatty turned “mild” into “wild”—backstage, at least. “I had picked a lighter shade of green,” Gaines explains, “and [Beatty] said, ‘That might look too institutional’ and ...

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On the Scene (and in the Packard) for Driving Miss Daisy's Opening Night

On the Scene (and in the Packard) for Driving Miss Daisy's Opening Night

On opening night of Driving Miss Daisy, a line of shiny vintage Packards snaked down 45th Street outside the Golden Theatre waiting to carry stars Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines and their Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Alfred Uhry, to the show's black-tie celebration at the Plaza Hotel. (Yes, it was the same night Charlie Sheen created a ...

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Drawing Miss Daisy: Squigs Gets Behind the Wheel for a Moving Portrait

Drawing Miss Daisy: Squigs Gets Behind the Wheel for a Moving Portrait

Two stage legends and a co-star who’s won four Tonys: We’re talking, of course, about James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines, the trio of theatrical titans who are currently headlining the hit Broadway production of Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy. Our resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson headed to the Golden Theatre to see the Pulitzer ...

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Driving Miss Daisy Gets a Glittering Black-Tie Opening

Driving Miss Daisy Gets a Glittering Black-Tie Opening
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When a show boasts James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave as its above-the-title stars, the opening night party had better be a swanky affair. Well, the two theater icons got what they deserved after Driving Miss Daisy’s big Broadway debut at the Golden Theatre on October 25: Along with co-star Boyd Gaines, the actors were chauffeured to the Plaza ...

Did Our Word of Mouth Reviewers Enjoy the Ride at Driving Miss Daisy?

Did Our Word of Mouth Reviewers Enjoy the Ride at Driving Miss Daisy?

Preview crowds have flocked to see Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones in Driving Miss Daisy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of an elderly Atlanta matron and her relationship with the African-American man who spends 25 years as her chauffeur. Broadway.com sent new Word of Mouth panelists Emilie, Matthew and Ameil to Broadway’s Golden Theatre to check out the ...

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