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Electra - 1998 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

New stagings of ancient Greek plays are a signature of The Public's leader, Ted Pappas. After acclaimed productions of Medea and Oedipus the King, he will now thrill audiences with a gripping Electra, the story of a family torn apart by adultery, assassination, and revenge. The tragic tale of the deceitful Clytemnestra and her fanatical children, Electra and Orestes, will be told in a crystal-clear adaptation packed with action and suspense.


Run Type: Unknown
Market: Broadway
Previews: November 19, 1998
(15 preview

Closing: March 21, 1999

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)

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While she may be best known for her work on television and film, Carroll also had a stage career that included Broadway credits such as Catch a Star! (1955 - Tony Nomination), Dancing in the End Zone (1985), The Show Off (1992), and Electra (1998).

Electra Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Electra been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play for Eric Krebs, Best Revival of a Play for Randall L. Wreghitt, Best Revival of a Play for Anita Waxman, Best Revival of a Play for Elizabeth Williams, Best Revival of a Play for Lawrence Horowitz, Best Revival of a Play for McCarter TheaterBest Revival of a Play for Donmar Warehouse and Best Revival of a Play for Duncan C. Weldon.

What other awards has Electra been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What awards has Electra been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What productions of Electra have there been?
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