NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, says he has taken over as producer of the Broadway staging of "Clybourne Park."
Bruce Norris' play, a response to Lorraine Hansberry's drama "A Raisin in the Sun," won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Producer Scott Rudin initially planned to bring the 2010 Playwrights Horizon off-Broadway production to Broadway this April, but backed out this week.
The Los Angeles Times said Rudin was peeved Norris, who is also an actor, declined to appear in his HBO adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's novel "The Corrections."
Roth announced Friday his company had taken over bringing "Clybourne" to Broadway.
"It is a true privilege for all of us at Jujamcyn to bring such a fiercely provocative and wildly funny work to Broadway audiences," Roth said in a statement Friday. "'Clybourne Park' is on. We'll see you there."
The show's preview and opening night dates have not been announced yet.