DRIVING MISS DAISY
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Drama
The Neil Simon Festival presents Alfred Uhry’s masterpiece with the Stars of CBS-TV hits “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Dallas”
Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, Driving Miss Daisy is a warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. With race relations in the news almost daily these days, this masterpiece of a play becomes ever more poignant.
The Neil Simon Festival presentation of this long-running Off-Broadway success and Academy Award-winning film, produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., brings together two of TV’s most beloved co-stars:
Clarence Gilyard, who played Chuck Norris’ Texas Ranger partner in the 1990s hit show Walker, Texas Rangerand who co-starred with Andy Griffith in the 1980s crime drama Matlock
Sheree J. Wilson, who played April Stevens in the CBS-TV hit, Dallas for 5 years, and then played the lead female role of Alex Cahill during the entire 8 year run of Walker, Texas Ranger opposite Chuck Norris and Clarency Gilyard.
Clarence and Sheree each have millions of fans…and they have great on stage chemistry from their years working together on Walker, Texas Ranger. This hit TV show is in syndication worldwide today; in the U.S., the show airs daily on TV Land, and weekly on the INSP tv network. CBS also aired 3 network Walker Movies, all highly rated and a 4th one is in the works.
Clarence, without Sheree, sold out performances of “Driving Miss Daisy” over the past few years. The two actors have played Hoke and Miss Daisy in performances throughout the U.S. since 2015. 2015. With the 2 stars together, you can anticipate strong ticket sales. The Media is always interested in interviewing legacy television stars; together the media coverage garnered nationally and in each city in which they perform will ensure brisk box office.