War of the Roses Raged Onstage in Broadway Adaptation

Actor Jason Alexander is going to bring Warren Adler’s novel The War of the Roses to broadway. This novel will be adapted into a play by co-creator of Rescue Me, Peter Tolan.

Adler’s novel focuses on married couple Oliver and Barbara Rose. They seem like any other happily-married couple until Barbara wants to divorce Oliver. The two humorously try to kick the other out of their house. Weapons used are such things a household items, as Barbara and Oliver fight for ownership of the house. Love and hate are very much the themes that drive these two characters into a war of their own.

 

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This is not the only time Warren Adler’s novel has been adapted. In 1989, it was adapted for the big screen starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as the Roses. The film was directed by Danny DeVito.

 

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There is no news on casting or the creative team as of yet. Before people can see the show on Broadway it will also be in production at the Ogunquit Playhouse this summer.

Previews for Warren Adler’s The War of the Roses will begin August 28th. It will officially start running on Broadway September 4th.

 

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