Empire Street Productions has announced co-producers for the Broadway premiere of “Prima Facie,” starring Jodie Comer.
Joining James Bierman’s Empire Street Productions are Elizabeth Armstrong, Barbara Broccoli, Caiola Productions, Kristin Caskey, Echo Lake Entertainment, Eilene Davidson Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions, Faliro House, FilmNation Entertainment, Dale Franzen, L.T.D. Productions Inc., Holly Anderson Levow, Stephanie P. McClelland, Olympus Theatricals, Rachel Sussman and The Shubert Organization.
“We are delighted to be starting the next step of this play’s journey here on Broadway, and I am deeply grateful and humbled to have such a powerhouse of friends, colleagues and brilliance with me on the producing team,” Bierman said in a statement. “We are all so excited to share ‘Prima Facie’ with New York audiences.”
A solo show, “Prima Facie” centers on Tessa (played by Comer), a successful defense attorney who climbed her way up from working class to respected professional. But after she’s attacked, Tessa reevaluates the power of the law, its patriarchal lineage, the burden of proof and her own morality.
Also newly announced, Dani Arlington, who understudied the role of Tessa for the West End premiere production, will be the understudy for the Broadway engagement.
Written by Suzie Miller and directed by Justin Martin, “Prima Facie” is set to begin previews at the Golden Theatre on April 11 ahead of an April 23 opening. The show is set to run for a limited engagement through June 18.