A world premiere of “High Noon,” based on the Oscar-winning film, will hit Broadway in 2023.
The stage adaptation, which bears the same name as Stanley Kramer’s 1952 western, is written by Eric Roth.
Michael Arden, who directed the 2017 cover of “Once on This Island” and the 2015 cover of “Spring Awakening”, will direct.
Further announcements regarding the cast and additional members of the creative team will be made at a later date.
The film, which starred Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, won seven Oscars and recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. In 1989, the Library of Congress elected to retain “High Noon” in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
“High Noon” is produced on Broadway by Paula Wagner and Hunter Arnold. Karen S. Kramer and Steve Jaffe will serve as consulting producers.
“When Eric Roth presented his vision for a stage adaptation of ‘High Noon,’ I immediately saw the potential for a theatrical presentation of the iconic story to do the right thing despite public opinion and outside pressure. “, said Wagner. “More relevant today than ever, Stanley Kramer’s film continues to captivate audiences with a classic western portrayal of a person standing up for what is right in the face of apathy and rejection. Mr. Roth will bring these characters to life. classics in a timeless setting of bravery and civic responsibility. The talent and vision of director Michael Arden will provide a fresh perspective on these classic themes. Hunter and I look forward to giving ‘High Noon’ its rightful place on stage.”