Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

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Updated with casting change, September 11, 2019: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rupert-everett-steps-broadway-revival-whos-afraid-virginia-woolf-1238725

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http://www.playbill.com/article/laurie-metcalf-and-eddie-izzard-will-star-in-broadway-revival-of-whos-afraid-of-virginia-woolf

“Two-time Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Laurie Metcalf (Hillary and Clinton) and Tony nominee Eddie Izzard (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg) will go head-to-head as Martha and George in a new production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, scheduled to open on Broadway April 9, 2020. Performances will begin March 2 at a theatre to be announced.”

With Russell Tovey and Patsy Ferran.

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Updated On: 9/11/19 at 08:47 AM
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Interesting that they've gone with an entirely English cast except for Metcalf.
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sigh didn't we just have one!

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It feels like this gets revived every 3-5 years.

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Scott Rudin, I love you. This is going to be an insane night of theater. This is one play that never gets old.
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GeorgeandDot said: "Interesting that they've gone with an entirely English cast except for Metcalf."

In 2012 in London I saw LONG DAY's JOURNEY with an English cast and Metcalf as Mary. Astonishing.

 

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I'm having trouble seeing Metcalf as "blowsy".

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Genius casting! An absolute must see!

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sabrelady said: "I'm having trouble seeing Metcalf as "blowsy"."

There is nothing that Metcalf cannot do.

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Too soon. The revival with Tracy Letts et als was AMAZING. And yet, the theater was still half empty. 

So, why?

 

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sabrelady said: "I'm having trouble seeing Metcalf as "blowsy"."

I had trouble picturing Amy Morton as “blowsy” too and boy was I unimaginative. I think it’s interesting that our two most recent Marthas (not counting Imelda because that production was across the pond) are hard, gritty Chicago actresses - not at all the types we used to associate with a Martha, the “melons bobbling” archetype Liz Taylor made so iconic.

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Hokosho said: "sigh didn't we just have one!"

Don't go?

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Are there any black playwright, directors or other stars coming to broadway next season? I mean reallt! This is awful

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There just weren't any available American actors in the entire continent ready willing and able to play these three roles.  They just had to go with British actors.  Is there some kind of Equity deal going on?  Or is Eddie Izzard's cache just that strong?

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How is this not blowing up everyones' collective minds???  Laurie as Martha and Eddie is returning to Broadway???  Either of those statements in isolation would bring me complete joy but both together make me want to do a backflip Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 

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I don't think this role suits Izzard.

I wish they'd opted to revive Seascape.

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troynow said: "Are there any black playwright, directors or other stars coming to broadway next season? I mean reallt! This is awful"

Theres literally been like 3 announced things thus far, relax. 

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troynow said: "Are there any black playwright, directors or other stars coming to broadway next season? I mean reallt! This is awful"

Not many.

Tina written by Katori Hall and starring Adrienne Warren (and others)

Frankie & Johnny starring Audra McDonald

Hopefully there will be more to come. (A transfer of Slave Play has been widely rumored, with no confirmations)

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Isn't "Dreamgirls"  still being talked about as a transfer for next season? Or is that over and done with? 

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I am overjoyed with this casting. Laurie Metcalf is truly the queen of Broadway right now.
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This should serve as a nice palate cleanser after her TV debacle.  

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Was hoping we’d have another Metcalf play at the Golden, but I guess if Slave Play does well this could also take the Booth? Or the Lyceum after A Christmas Carol?
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Interesting. I’d still prefer to see the two of them in a revival of “The Goat”, but Everett is excellent onstage so I’m stoked.