Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf will earn the rare distinction of having performed major starring roles on Broadway in four consecutive seasons next year when she takes on the iconic role of Martha in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She'll be joined on stage by a trio of Brits who make up the complete cast as British comedy legend and two-time Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard will star as George, whilst Broadway alum Russell Tovey and recent Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran take on the roles of Nick and Honey, respectively.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello directs this fourth Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for the 2019-2020 Broadway season.
For a fourth contiguous season, two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf returns to the Great White Way in a starring role as she takes on the infamou character of Martha, opposite two-time Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard, who will star as George, alongside Russell Tovey and 2019 Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran, as Nick and Honey, respectively.
In 1962, when Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? stunned its very first Broadway audiences with its radical, provocative, and unflinching portrait of a marriage, Edward Albee instantly became the most important American playwright of his generation.
Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? explores the tensions and the complex nature of the marriage of a middle-aged couple named Martha and George. The play is set late one evening, following a university faculty party, as they invite a younger, unsuspecting couple, Nick and Honey, back to their house and draw them unwillingly into their frustrated and bitter feud.