Two-time Golden Globe & three-time Olivier Award nominee Rupert Everett has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which is set to begin previews at a yet-to-be-confirmed Shubert venue on March 3, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 9. Mr. Everett will take on the role of George, replacing previously announced two-time Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard, who has had to withdraw from the production due to scheduling difficulties.
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 fifth 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 Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett, 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.
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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.