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Broadway News Jez Butterworth's The Hills of California Is Broadway Bound

Sam Mendes directs the new play from The Ferryman playwright, currently running in London's West End.

Jez Butterworth

Jez Butterworth's new play The Hills of California, currently running in London's West End, will cross the pond for a Broadway bow this fall. Performances will begin September 11 ahead of a September 29 opening night at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Sam Mendes is at the helm, reuniting with Butterworth after staging the Off-Broadway, West End, and Broadway bows of his The Ferryman. The London production is the piece's world premiere. 

Set in a swelteringly hot 1970s summer, the piece sees the Webb sisters returning to their childhood home in the English seaside town of Blackpool. One sister hasn't been heard from in two decades, but her siblings hope that with their mother close to death upstairs that she might reappear after all.

The London production's creative team will reprise their work on Broadway, including scenic and costume designer Rob Howell, lighting designer Natasha Chivers, composer and sound designer Nick Powell, choreographer Ellen Kane, and music supervisor Candida Caldicot. Casting, to be announced, is being handled by U.K. casting director Amy Ball, U.K. young persons' casting director Verity Naughton, and U.S. casting directors Jim Carnahan and JV Mercanti.

Sonia Friedman Productions, No Guarantees Productions, Neal Street, Brian Spector, and Sand & Snow Entertainment, with Stephanie P. McClelland, are producing.

Sign-up for a ticket presale is available at

See photos from the West End premiere:

Photos: Production Images of The Hills of California in the West End

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