Exciting News!  Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame will be directing a new Broadway-bound adaptation of Warren Adler’s The War Of The Roses written by multi-award winner Peter (Rescue Me, Analyze This, Analyze That) Tolan. The first public performances will be held at The Ogonquit Playhouse in Maine from August 28th through September 17th.

By Hillary Busis

June 30, 2014 at 08:00 PM EDT

The War of the Roses

  • Movie

There’s a war coming to Broadway—but don’t expect to see dueling Yorks and Lancasters.

Instead, this War of the Roses will see Warren Adler adapting his own 1981 novel, a black comedy that follows an affluent couple (yes, their last name is Rose) as they embark on a contentious divorce. The book was adapted into a movie in 1989, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito, who also directed the film. (It marked the trio’s third time working together, after 1984’s Romancing the Stone and its 1985 sequel The Jewel of the Nile.)

Adler, also the author of Random HeartsThe Sunset GangPrivate Lives, and Funny Boys, has released 33 novels total and is also a playwright with the stage versions of WindmillsLibido, and Dead in the Water under his belt. Tony-winning veterans Jay Gutterman, Cindy Gutterman, Cathy Chernoff, Carl Moellenberg, and Wendy Federman will produce the Broadway version of Roses. Further details about casting, the show’s creative team, its theatrical home, and its opening date have not yet been announced.

Interview with “War of the Roses” author, Warren Adler

Warren Adler: On His Popular Novel, Married Couples, and Loving Your Work By Dan Couvrette, CEO, Divorce Marketing Group, Divorce Magazine and Family Lawyer Magazine. Warren Adler is best known as the author of the legendary novel “War of the Roses”. So far, he has published 32 novels and short story collections. Recently, he spoke with Divorce […]

Short story contest

People’s Choice Voting is Closed. Winners Get Published on Kindle and Amazon and Win Cash Prizes. Cash prizes will be offered to the winners as follows: 1st Prize: $1,000 People’s Choice Prize: $500 Remaining finalists: $50 each Honorable mentions: $25 each Here is the 1st Prize winner: Fields Where the Glory Does Not Stay by […]

Real Estate and Rubble: When Marriages Go Awry

As her lawyers tell it, the man suspected of blowing up the house was the personification of evil. The ex-wife hid from the Nazis as a child; he drew swastikas all around their house. Their children tried to call him, but he sputtered curses and hung up the phone: he accused them of siding with […]

Oil, Land and ‘Roses’

AN OIL HEIRESS whose family owns one of the largest ranches in Texas last month bought the Jacson,Wyo., house of novelist Warren Adler, whose “The War of the Roses” and “Random Hearts” became Hollywood movies. Anne Burnett Windfohr Marion, who owns the Four Sixes rances (480,000 acres in total) and Burnett Oil Co. in Fort […]

Warren Adler Profile

When moviegoers watched Oliver and Barbara Rose’s marriage descend into a maelstrom of malice, spite, divorce papers and dog paté in the 1989 film, The War of the Roses, they were seeing the twisted but funny work of Wyoming author Warren Adler. “It is strictly a crap shoot and a minor miracle to see one’s […]

Steal This Book. Or at Least Download It Free.

TALK to Warren Adler, and watch some favorite clichés crumble. Remember “The War of the Roses,” the novel – and later, the movie – about a brutal divorce? Mr. Adler wrote the book and the screenplay, even though he has been married (happily, he says) to the same woman for 54 years. So much for […]

25 Years After: The Dark Appeal of the Divorce Novel

25 Years After: The Dark Appeal of the Divorce Novel This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the publication of The War of the Roses, by Warren Adler. Long considered a classic novel of divorce and the American zeitgeist, the book was further popularized by a film adaptation and remains in print as well as […]