Where to Next, for James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave? London

Vanessa Redgrave at the 2011 Tonys, where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Play for her 'Driving Miss Daisy' role (Getty Images)

Vanessa Redgrave at the 2011 Tonys, where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Play for her 'Driving Miss Daisy' role (Getty Images)

The producers of Driving Miss Daisy–a profitable show during its Broadway run–have decided to stick with a sure thing, bringing the cast (Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones, and Boyd Gaines) and creative team over to the West End for an October 2011 opening. Ms. Redgrave’s and Mr. Jones’s recent theatrical ventures (The Year of Magical Thinking for Ms. Redgrave, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and On Golden Pond revivals for Mr. Jones) did not catch fire quite like the Alfred Uhry revival, which makes a move across the Atlantic against the currently prevailing London-to-New York tradewinds (War Horse, Sister Act, Priscilla Queen of the Desert).

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