Alison Pill to join Jackson & Metcalf in Three Tall Women
|Alison Pill||Glenda Jackson|
|Laurie Metcalf||Joe Mantello|
Producer Scott Rudin has announced that Tony nominee Alison Pill has been cast alongside previously announced two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson, who will be returning to Broadway after a 30-year absence, and Tony winner Laurie Metcalf in the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Three Tall Women. The production will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. It has also been revealed that the production has secured Broadway's Golden Theatre, where previews will begin at on February 27, 2018, ahead of an official opening on March 29.
Alison Pill earned a Tony nomination in 2006 for her Broadway debut in 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore.' Her subsequent Broadway credits include 'Mauritius' (2007), 'The Miracle Worker' (2010) and 'The House of Blue Leaves' (2011). She has also appeared off-Broadway in MCC Theater's 'The Distance From Here' (2004) and 'reasons to be pretty' (2008), Playwrights Horizons' 'On the Mountain' (2005), Manhattan Theatre Club's 'Blackbird' (2007) and 'This Wide Night' (2010). Her many screen credits include "American Horror Story," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "The Family," "Hail, Caesar!," "The Newsroom," "Cooties," "Snowpiercer," "Goon," "Midnight in Paris," "The Pillars of the Earth," "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," and "Milk."
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."
The creative team behind Three Tall Women has also been announced and features scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth, and lighting design by Brian MacDevitt.
Three Tall Women is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin.
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 won a Tony Award 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.
- by Tom Millward