Driving Miss Daisy tickets are selling very well, and now there’s been an announcement that the production will add a ninth performance to what was initially an eight-week schedule. The extra performance will be a charity benefit, with proceeds being donated to The Actors Fund. Such an awesome crew, they really do keep on giving! The Driving Miss Daisy schedule has fairly bobbed along, with stars James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines really impressing in their respective roles. In the midst of the excitement generated by this successful theater run, veteran actor Earl Jones marked his 80th birthday as his Driving Miss Daisy co-stars threw a party to celebrate. Ever the trooper, James refused to give himself a night off from the show to enjoy his big day. His co-stars presented him with two big cakes covered in candles – presumably 40 on each!