Glenda Jackson & Laurie Metcalf to star in Broadway premiere of Edward Albee’s ‘Three Tall Women’

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Producer Scott Rudin has announced that two-time Academy Award-winner Glenda Jackson and three-time Emmy Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf will star in the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Three Tall Women .

Directed by two-time Tony Award®-winner Joe Mantello, the play will begin preview performances on Tuesday 27 February, with an official opening night on Thursday 29 March, 2018, at a theatre still to be announced.

Hot on the heels of Glenda Jackson‘s historic, sold-out run in King Lear at The Old Vic, London, this will mark her long-awaited return to Broadway after a 30-year absence.

Laurie Metcalf is currently starring on Broadway in A Doll’s House, Part 2 as Nora Helmer—a role that has earned her critical raves and a Tony Award nomination.

 Hailed as “essential viewing” when it made its New York premiere at the Vineyard Theatre in 1994, Three Tall Women is a beautifully-wrought portrait of a woman in life’s final act and Edward’s Albee’s most personal work. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1994, it also received the New York Drama Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play.

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