VIDEO: Glenn Close, John Lithgow Talk Broadway's A DELICATE BALANCE on 'The View'
Glenn Close, John Lithgow, LINDSAY Duncan,Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton star in a new Broadway production of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance this fall at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production, directed by Pam MacKinnon, began previews Monday, October 20 and plays an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015.
In A Delicate Balance, Agnes (Glenn Close) and Tobias (John Lithgow), a long-married couple, must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year-old daughter (Martha Plimpton) after the collapse of her fourth marriage, and give shelter to their best friends (Bob Balaban and Clare Higgins), all the while tolerating Agnes' alcoholic sister Claire (Lindsay Duncan).
A DELICATE BALANCE won Edward Albee his first of three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama when it opened on Broadway in 1966. The New York Times has called A Delicate Balance "An evening of theatrical fireworks as ferocious and funny as-and far more humane than-Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." The Telegraph declared the play "A modern classic with depth, daring, and originality," while The New York Posthas described it as "Brilliantly corroding and laceratingly witty." Time called the play "A haunting parable of disconnection and existential terror," and The Daily News hailed it as "Albee's best and most mature work." In reviewing A Delicate Balance, Variety described the play as "...a deliciously astringent attack on safety and self-satisfaction, an exposure of the responsibilities of living, and a lethal, laugh-out-loud comedy. It is Albee's mature masterpiece."