Ferrara to make Broadway debut

The King of New York director is reviving the original 1974 production, which follows the lives of a racially-mixed group of inmates at a New York prison who are joined by a white middle-class man accused of raping a girl.

Carl Rumbaugh and Susan Batson – who worked on the 2004 Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun, starring Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs – will produce, along with Antone Pagan and Charles Rosen.

Casting has not yet begun on the show, which is expected to debut during the 2010-2011 season.