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Glenda Jackson will return to Broadway in Spring 2018

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Glenda Jackson in King Lear
Glenda Jackson in King Lear

Two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson will return to Broadway next spring, after a 30-year absence, to star alongside current Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf in the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Three Tall Women. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, previews will begin at a yet-to-be-named theatre on February 27, 2018, ahead of an official opening on March 29.


Laurie Metcalf

Joe Mantello
Laurie MetcalfJoe Mantello

Glenda Jackson has previously appeared on Broadway four times and received four Tony Award nominations. She made her Broadway debut in 'The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade' in 1965, and went on to star in 'Rose' (1981), 'Strange Interlude' (1985) and her last Broadway appearance was in the 1988 revival of 'Macbeth.' She recently returned to the stage to take on the title role in London's acclaimed production of 'King Lear,' which also earned her a fifth Olivier Award nomination. On screen, she won Academy Awards for "Women in Love" in 1971 and for "A Touch of Class" in 1974. She also earned Oscar nominations for "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1972) and "Hedda" (1976). Ms. Jackson's recent return to the stage comes after a 23 year-stint as a Member of Parliament in the UK.

Laurie Metcalf is currently Tony-nominated for her role as Nora in the Broadway premiere of A Doll's House, Part 2 at the Golden Theatre. She also earned Tony nominations for 'Misery' (2016), 'The Other Place' (2013) and 'November' (2008). Other Broadway credits include 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' and 'My Thing Of Love.' She is perhaps best known for her TV role as Jackie Harris in "Roseanne," which earned her three Emmy Awards in 1992, 1993 and 1994. Other notable screen credits include "Desperately Seeking Susan," "Leaving Las Vegas," "Uncle Buck," "JFK," "Internal Affairs," and Pixar's "Toy Story" franchise.

Edward Albee's Three Tall Women is "a beautifully-wrought portrait of a woman in life's final act." The play premiered at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre in 1994, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics Circle and Outer Critics Circle awards for "Best Play."

Three Tall Women is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin.

- by Tom Millward

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