Jul 17, 2008
Just got word from a pretty reliable source that Rafta Rafta..., Ayub Khan-Din's intergenerational comedy about a South Asian family in Britain, which closed a successful New Group run at the Acorn last month, is prepping a move to Broadway. To the best of my knowledge (a.k.a., a quick IBDB search), this would be the first New Group move from Off- to Broadway, though the company is among the producers of Avenue Q and Scott Elliott has helmed his share of Broadway productions. Maybe moving a hit will work better for Elliott than going directly to Broadway with ambitious fizzles (Threepenny Opera) or shrugging revivals (Barefoot in the Park).
Posted by Rob Weinert-Kendt at 12:04 PM