Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard will star on Broadway together next year in Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” to be produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Joe Mantello.
The legendary show centers on the volatile, boozy couple George and Martha, over the course of an increasingly contentious evening. The 1966 film version that won five Oscars was directed by Mike Nichols, and starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It’s been performed on Broadway with casts including Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, Colleen Dewhurst and Ben Gazzara, and Diana Rigg and David Suchet.
The latest revival will have an opening night of April 9, 2020. It also marks “Roseanne” star Metcalf’s fourth recent big starring role on Broadway after her work in “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” “Three Tall Women” and her current show, “Hillary and Clinton,” also with Rudin and Mantello.
UK comic Izzard made his Broadway debut in “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg” in 2002.
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