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The Hills of California to open on Broadway in September 2024

Opening on Broadway Sunday 29th September 2024 with  Previews from Wednesday 11th September at The Broadhurst Theatre.

Neal Street, Sonia Friedman Productions, No Guarantees Productions, Brian Spector, and Sand & Snow Entertainment, with Stephanie P. McClelland have announced that Jez Butterworth’s new play The Hills of California, directed by Sam Mendes, will open on Broadway for a limited engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street) this Autumn. Previews will begin Wednesday 11th September ahead of a Opening Night on Sunday 29th September.

The Hills of California marks Tony and Olivier Award-winner Butterworth’s newest play since the multi-award winning The Ferryman, also directed by Oscar, Tony, and Olivier-Award winner Mendes.

The production is currently playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End, where it will conclude its limited engagement on Saturday 15th June.

Broadway casting for The Hills of California will be announced at a later date.

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“What is a song? A song is a dream... a place to be. Somewhere you can live.  And in that place, there are no walls. No boundaries. No locks. No keys. You can go anywhere...” 

Following their triumphant production of The Ferryman, Tony®-winning Playwright Jez Butterworth and Oscar and Tony-winning Director Sam Mendes reunite for The Hills of California. 

In the sweltering heat of a 1970s summer, the Webb sisters return to their childhood home in Blackpool, an English seaside town, where their mother Veronica lies dying upstairs. Gloria and Ruby now have families of their own. Jill never left. And Joan? No one’s heard from her in twenty years… but Jill insists that their mother’s favorite won’t let them down this time.

The run-down Sea View Guest House is haunted by bittersweet memories of amusement park rides and overdue bills. Back in the 1950s, each night the girls rehearse their singing act, managed by their fiercely loving single mom. But when a record producer offers a shot at fame and a chance to escape, it will cost them all dearly. With stunning design and glorious music, The Hills of California is “a rich, funny, brilliantly layered drama.” (Financial Times).

The creative team for The Hills of California includes Rob Howell (scenic and costume design), Natasha Chivers (lighting design), Nick Powell (composer, sound design and arrangements), Ellen Kane (choreography), Candida Caldicot (musical supervision and arrangements), Amy Ball (UK casting director, Verity Naughton (UK young persons’ casting director), Jim Carnahan CSA, JV Mercanti (US casting director) and Zoé Ford Burnett (associate director).






4th June 2024.