Producers Paula Wagner and Hunter Arnold announce the world premiere production of HIGH NOON, based on the iconic and beloved Academy Award-winning 1952 film of the same title. The beloved western will arrive on Broadway in 2023.
Based on Stanley Kramer’s trailblazing 1952 Academy Award-wining film, HIGH NOON is written for the stage by Academy Award winner Eric Roth and directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Arden. HIGH NOON will become the first Western play to premiere on Broadway in over 85 years.
Mr. Roth has been nominated for six Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on The Insider, Munich, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, A Star is Born, Dune and Forrest Gump, for which he won the award. He will make his Broadway debut with HIGH NOON. Michael Arden returns to the stage following acclaimed revivals of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening and Once on This Island, for which he received Tony nominations for Best Direction with both productions. Once on This Island won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical that season.