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Faye Dunaway & Katharine Hepburn

Faye Dunaway will star as Katharine Hepburn in the Broadway premiere of Tea at Five

Matthew Lombardo's Tea at Five will play a limited Broadway engagement in the summer of 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

For the first time in more than 35 years, Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway will return to the Great White Way! The Oscar-winning legend will take on the role of another Oscar-winning legend in Katharine Hepburn, starring in the Broadway premiere of Tea at Five.

Written by Matthew Lombardo and directed by John Tillinger, Tea at Five is expected to play a strictly limited Broadway engagement in the summer of 2019.

Synopsis: "Tea at Five is an intimate portrait of Katharine Hepburn at two very different stages of her life, set at her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, during the years of 1938 and 1983."

The off-Broadway premiere of Tea at Five, also directed by Mr. Tillinger, was staged in the spring of 2003, starring Kate Mulgrew in a Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning performance as Ms. Hepburn. However, playwright Matthew Lombardo has crafted a new version of his celebrated play for this Broadway premiere.

Exact dates, theatre, and creative team information will be announced in the coming months.

Faye Dunaway made her Broadway debut in A Man for All Seasons in 1962, before going on to appear in three different Broadway productions in 1964: After The FallBut For Whom Charlie, and The Changeling. She was last seen on Broadway in 1982's The Curse of an Aching Heart and also starred as Maria Callas in the 1996 National Tour of Master Class. Off-Broadway she received a Theatre World Award for her turn as Kathleen Stanton in Hogan's Goat in 1965. She won an Oscar in 1977 for her performance as Diana Christensen in "Network," currently being portrayed by Tatiana Maslany in the stage adaptation on Broadway, and was nominated for her turns in "Chinatown" and "Bonnie and Clyde" in 1975 and 1968, respectively. Her other notable film credits include "The Thomas Crown Affair," "The Arrangement," "Little Big Man," "The Three Musketeers," "The Towering Inferno," "Three Days of the Condor," "Eyes of Laura Mars," "Mommie Dearest," "Barfly," "The Handmaid's Tale," "Arizona Dream," "Arizona Dream," "The Twilight of the Golds," "Gia," "The Rules of Attraction," and, most recently, "The Bye Bye Man".

(Photos provided by DKC/O&M)

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