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Michael Grandage to leave the Donmar Warehouse

- Associated Press - Friday, October 1, 2010

LONDON (AP) - Theater director Michael Grandage will be leaving the acclaimed Donmar Warehouse after nine years at its helm.

Grandage, who replaced Sam Mendes as artistic director of the 250-seat, not-for-profit Donmar in 2002, says in a statement that he wants to "develop my work as a director in other ways."

The Donmar under Grandage incubated a number of shows that transferred to Broadway, including "Red," "Hamlet" with Jude Law, Patrick Marber's "After Miss Julie," "Mary Stuart," and "Frost/Nixon." It also took a revival of "Parade" to Los Angeles and its production of "Guys and Dolls" to Australia.

Grandage, who won a 2010 Tony for directing "Red," says he will leave the Donmar late in 2011.

No replacement was immediately named.

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