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Edward Albee

 
Date of Birth: March 12, 1928 (94)

Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA

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[Broadway, 2020]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 1964]
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Edward Albee & Phyllis Newman attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheo Photo

Edward Albee & Phyllis Newman attending the New Dramatists 58th Annual Spring Luncheon to honor Edward Albee at the Mariott Marquee Hotel in New York City..May 17th, 2007.

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09/16/2019
Glenda Jackson in Edward Albee√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Three Tall Women, directed by Joe Mantello, a Photo

Glenda Jackson in Edward Albee√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Three Tall Women, directed by Joe Mantello, at the Golden Theatre.

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03/30/2018
Alison Pill, Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf in Edward Albee√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Three Tall Women Photo

Alison Pill, Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf in Edward Albee√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Three Tall Women, directed by Joe Mantello, at the Golden Theatre.

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03/30/2018
Glenda Jackson in Edward Albee√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Three Tall Women, directed by Joe Mantello, a Photo

Glenda Jackson in Edward Albee√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Three Tall Women, directed by Joe Mantello, at the Golden Theatre.

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03/30/2018
Glenda Jackson in Edward Albee√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Three Tall Women, directed by Joe Mantello, a Photo

Glenda Jackson in Edward Albee√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Three Tall Women, directed by Joe Mantello, at the Golden Theatre.

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03/30/2018

 

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[Broadway, 2020]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Broadway, 1983]
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[Off-Broadway, 1964]
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Edward Albee Awards and Nominations

 
- 2012 - Legend of Off Broadway Award Gold Star
Edward Albee
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2010 - The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee Mead Gold Star
Edward Albee
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Revival
Edward AlbeeWho's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best New Play
Edward AlbeeThe Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Gold Star
Edward Albee
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2003 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Edward Albee, The Goat or Who is Sylvia
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2003 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Edward Albee, The Goat or Who is Sylvia
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Edward Albee, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Best Play Gold Star
Edward Albee, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
 
The Lortels - 2002 - Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Gold Star
Edward Albee
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Play Gold Star
Edward Albee, Edward Albee's The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Best American Play
Edward Albee, The Play About the Baby
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2001 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Edward Albee, The Play About the Baby
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2001 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Edward Albee, The Play About the Baby
 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Edward AlbeeThree Tall Women
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1994 - Best Play Gold Star
Edward AlbeeThree Tall Women
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - Best Play Gold Star
Edward Albee, Three Tall Women
 
Obie Awards - 1994 - Sustained Achievement Gold Star
Edward Albee
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1994 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Edward Albee, Three Tall Women
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Director - Play
Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding New American Play
Edward Albee, Seascape
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1975 - Best American Play
Edward Albee, Seascape
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1975 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Edward Albee, Seascape
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Play
Edward Albee, Seascape
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1967 - Best Play
Edward Albee, A Delicate Balance
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1967 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Edward Albee, A Delicate Balance
 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Play
Edward Albee, A Delicate Balance
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Play
Edward Albee, Tiny Alice
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Play
Edward Albee, Tiny Alice
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1964 - Best Play Gold Star
Edward AlbeeWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Play
Edward Albee, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1963 - Best Play Gold Star
Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1963 - Best Playwright of the Season Gold Star
Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Play Gold Star
Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1960 - Best Author Gold Star
Edward Albee, The Zoo Story
 
Obie Awards - 1960 - Distinguished Play Gold Star
Edward Albee, The Zoo Story

Edward Albee News

Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series Photo Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere production of 53% OF. The production will feature ANNA CRIVELLI, EDEN MALYN, MARIANNA McCLELLAN, GRACE REX, CATHRYN WAKE, and AYANA WORKMAN.

The Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 39th Elliot Norton Award Winners Photo The Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 39th Elliot Norton Award Winners
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022

Awards were announced tonight for more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, ensembles and productions by the Boston Theater Critics Association at The 39th Elliot Norton Awards. 

Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurne Photo Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurney
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Suffolk Theater will present Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin starring in a production of Love Letters, written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Harris Yulin, and produced by Josh Gladstone on Saturday, July 9 at 8PM and Sunday, July 10 at 3PM.

MASTER OF TIME By M. Can Yasar Comes to Teatro Latea Photo MASTER OF TIME By M. Can Yasar Comes to Teatro Latea
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

After the successful workshop performance at New Works Series, this time M. Can Yasar is coming with a one-person musical ‚ÄúMaster of Time‚ÄĚ at Teatro Latea.

Premieres by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre Photo Premieres by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Signature Theatre announced its 2022-2023 season‚ÄĒfrom Resident playwrights¬†Quiara Alegr√≠a Hudes,¬†Samuel D. Hunter,¬†Sarah Ruhl, and¬†Branden Jacobs-Jenkins‚ÄĒalongside the inauguration of¬†Launchpad, a new residency supporting early-career playwrights that expands the organization‚Äôs singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

SoHo Playhouse Announces the Return of FRINGE ENCORE SERIES 2022 Photo SoHo Playhouse Announces the Return of FRINGE ENCORE SERIES 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse has announced the homecoming of the International Fringe Encore Series. This year’s Series marks a return of the world’s best emerging theater to New York City and the SoHo Playhouse, with at least one production chosen from Fringe Festivals throughout North America.

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Cast Announced at Theatre Three Photo WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Cast Announced at Theatre Three
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

With a new lobby and a new marquee, Theatre Three welcomes patrons ‚Äúhome‚ÄĚ to the Norma Young Arena Stage with the great American play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. The play is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year, coinciding with Theatre Three's 60th Anniversary Season.

Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension Photo Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The limited engagement of Alison Leiby’s Oh God, A Show About Abortion has been extended through June 30 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

WHAT IF IF ONLY US Premiere & AIR World Premiere to be Presented by Burning Coal Thea Photo WHAT IF IF ONLY US Premiere & AIR World Premiere to be Presented by Burning Coal Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present its production of What If If Only (US premiere) and Air (world premiere) by Caryl Churchill, directed by Ana Radulescu, June 9 - 26, 2022.  This production, directed by Burning Coal’s Associate Artistic Director, will be performed at Burning Coal’s home, the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. 

Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Crystal Dickinson to Star in the World Premiere of LESSONS I Photo Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Crystal Dickinson to Star in the World Premiere of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 at Vineyard Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Vineyard Theatre has announced casting and design team for the upcoming World Premiere of Lessons in Survival: 1971 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) now on-sale. Lessons In Survival: 1971 will begin previews at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) May 26, 2022 and play through June 30 with an opening night set for June 9.  

Edward Albee Videos

VIDEO: See Zachary Quinto, Calista Flockhart, Graham Phillips & Aimee Carrero in WHO' VideoVIDEO: See Zachary Quinto, Calista Flockhart, Graham Phillips & Aimee Carrero in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2022

Geffen Playhouse is presentiing Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by Gordon Greenberg (Guys and Dolls, Irving Berlin's Holiday). Performances for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? began Tuesday, April 19 in the Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse and was just extended through May 29th, 2022.

VIDEO: Go Inside Boundless Tuesdays Series With ELEANOR RIGBY IS WAITING VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Boundless Tuesdays Series With ELEANOR RIGBY IS WAITING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 29, 2022

An inside look at the inaugural Boundless Tuesdays installation series. Boundless Theater (A Stage Without Borders) is presenting the play Eleanor Rigby Is Waiting by award-winning author David James Parr and live music performance from singer-songwriter Hadiza Dockeray and her band.

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Parodies WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? on SATURDAY NIGHT LIV VideoVIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Parodies WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by Michael Major - Apr 11, 2022

In a 'Cut for Time' sketch from Saturday Night Live, host Jake Gyllenhaal parodied Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 'Dinner With the Dean.' The sketch features Chloe Fineman and Andrew Dismukes as a young couple who's dinner with the dean (Gyllenhaal) and his wife (Cecily Strong) takes an uncomfortable turn.

VIDEO: Jenn Colella Recites the Manifesto for Boundless Theater Ahead of Gala VideoVIDEO: Jenn Colella Recites the Manifesto for Boundless Theater Ahead of Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2022

Creative Point-On released today a video of Boundless Theater Ambassador Jenn Colella reciting the manifesto for Boundless Theater (A Stage Without Borders) ahead of their inaugural gala being held tonight, Monday, March 21st at LUXUNY Atelier at Bryant Park Studios (80 West 40th Street).

VIDEO: Go Inside DCPA Theatre Company's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF VideoVIDEO: Go Inside DCPA Theatre Company's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2022

The funny and darkly unsettling duo welcomes you into their living room, along with young couple Honey and Nick. But with every drink poured, George and Martha’s takedowns get more and more heated until the conversation descends into all-out marital warfare. How far can they go before this raucous night spills over?

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Creating Characters in Quarantine on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEP VideoVIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Creating Characters in Quarantine on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2020

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close has kept herself laughing during quarantine by dressing up as different characters, including a homegrown take on the villain Cruella de Vil. You can see Glenn Close in 'Hillbilly Elegy' on Netflix.

VIDEO: John Lithgow Talks About His Book 'Trumpty Dumpty' VideoVIDEO: John Lithgow Talks About His Book 'Trumpty Dumpty'
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2020

Friend of the show and author of the new book 'Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown,' John Lithgow, enlisted the help of famous friends to read excerpts to create shareable clips in place of a book tour.

Broadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN! VideoBroadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2020

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, says of this episode of Broadway Rewind, 'It is jammed packed with Albee, Brooks and Pinter and I had one of the biggest pinch me moments of chatting with one of the greatest playwrights Edward Albee, himself. We head to Second Stage for the opening of Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry but we start off at the first day of rehearsal for revival of the Harold Pinter classic, The Homecoming which featured a stellar cast including Ian McShane, Raul Esparza, Eve Best and Michael McKeen. Director Daniel Sullivan told me what he loved about the play, 'When I read it now, almost 40 years after it was done, it still scares me. I had never directed Pinter, so I thought it was about time.''

Video Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch VideoVideo Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2020

In an interview with 92Y, the one and only Elaine Stritch had some hilarious one-liners, that made the audience laugh and cheer.

VIDEO: John Lithgow Returns as Rudy Giuliani on THE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: John Lithgow Returns as Rudy Giuliani on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2019

John Lithgow returned to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night with his iconic impression of Rudy Giuliani.


Edward Albee Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Edward Albee written?
Edward Albee has written 35 shows including Breakfast at Tiffany's (Bookwriter), The Zoo Story (Playwright), Fam and Yam (Playwright), The American Dream/ The Death of Bessie Smith (Playwright), Bartleby (Librettist), The Zoo Story/ The American Dream (Playwright), The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Playwright), The American Dream/ Dutchman (Playwright), Krapp's Last Tape/ The Zoo Story (Playwright), Malcolm (Playwright), Everything in the Garden (Playwright), Tiny Alice (Playwright), All Over (Playwright), The Lady from Dubuque (Playwright), Lolita (Playwright), The Man Who Had Three Arms (Playwright), Marriage Play (Playwright), Counting the Ways/Listening (Playwright), Sand: Box, The Sandbox and Finding the Sun (Playwright), Fragments (Playwright), Three Tall Women (Playwright), A Delicate Balance (Playwright), The Play About the Baby (Playwright), Tiny Alice (Playwright), The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Playwright), Edward Albee's Occupant (Playwright), Beckett/Albee (Playwright), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Playwright), Seascape (Playwright), Peter and Jerry (Playwright), Edward Albee's The American Dream and The Sandbox (Playwright), Edward Albee's Occupant (Playwright), Me, Myself & I (Playwright), Signature Plays (Playwright), At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story (Playwright).

What awards has Edward Albee been nominated for?
Legend of Off Broadway Award () , The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? , Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? , Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Goat or Who is Sylvia , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Goat or Who is Sylvia , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? , Outstanding Lifetime Achievement (The Lortels) , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Edward Albee's The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Play About the Baby , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Play About the Baby , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for The Play About the Baby , BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Three Tall Women , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Three Tall Women , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Three Tall Women , Sustained Achievement (Obie Awards) , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Three Tall Women , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Outstanding New American Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Seascape , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Seascape , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Seascape , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Seascape , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for A Delicate Balance , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for A Delicate Balance , Best Play (Tony Awards) for A Delicate Balance , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Tiny Alice , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Tiny Alice , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Ballad of the Sad Cafe , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Playwright of the Season (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Best Author (Drama Desk Awards) for The Zoo Story and Distinguished Play (Obie Awards) for The Zoo Story .

What awards has Edward Albee won?
Legend of Off Broadway Award (), The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Outstanding Lifetime Achievement (The Lortels), Best Play (Tony Awards) for Edward Albee's The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Three Tall Women, Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Three Tall Women, Sustained Achievement (Obie Awards), The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Three Tall Women, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Seascape, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for A Delicate Balance , Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Best Playwright of the Season (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Best Author (Drama Desk Awards) for The Zoo Storyand Distinguished Play (Obie Awards) for The Zoo Story.