Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Broadway

Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and two-time Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard will star on Broadway next season in Edward Albee’s seminal and perpetually astonishing drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

In 1962, when Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? stunned its very first Broadway audiences with its radical, provocative, and unflinching portrait of a marriage, Edward Albee instantly became the most important American playwright of his generation. The New York Times exclaimed that the new work “towers over the common run of contemporary plays.” Next spring, a new company of theatrical powerhouses takes on this landmark drama, nearly sixty years after its legendary Broadway premiere.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018
Get a first look at the cast of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? presented by the Franklin Performing Arts Company September 21-23 at THE BLACK BOX in Franklin, MA. The cast features Nick Paone, Hallie Wetzell, Craig Hanson, and Amanda Dubois.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018
Beck Center for the Arts opens the first play in the Studio Theater of the 85th Season with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Written by three time Tony Award Winner Edward Albee, this American masterpiece gives life to one of the theater's most memorable couples. Winner of five Tony Awards, Albee's work dazzles with dialogue and unforgettable characters. Running October 5 through November 4, 2018 in the Studio Theater. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are on sale now. Use promotional code COCKTAIL to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased before October 4.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
September 21-23, the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at THE BLACK BOX. The classic play examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship.
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 4, 2018
Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Finn O'Sullivan, and the creative team of On Beckett at Irish Rep celebrated their opening night last night, October 3.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
Due to a serious illness with a cast member in this four-person play, the opening night of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF has been postponed until Saturday, November 3rd.  Ticket holders for the November 1st and 2nd performances may reschedule for another performance or receive a refund.  Those ticket holders will be notified via email on how to request an exchange or refund.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
WallByrd Theatre Company presents Edward Albee's Tony Winning Drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf , directed by Virginia Monte, in the Avyarium from November 1st through November 18th.
by Roy Berko - Oct 14, 2018
Edward Albee, author of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf,' now in production at Beck Center for the Arts, is one of the best known Theatre of the Absurd American writers. This form of theatre, which was at its apex shortly following World War II, is based, in part on philosophical existentialism, which asks 'what is the purpose of existence?'
by - Oct 13, 2018
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
by Review Roundups - Nov 30, 2017
The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opens on Broadway tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 30, 2017
The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opens on Broadway tonight, November 30, at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus check out interviews with the cast below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 29, 2017
The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opens on Broadway this Thursday, November 30, at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld has a full first look at Thurman and the cast in action below!
by Review Roundups - Nov 29, 2017
Tonight's the night! Meteor Shower officially opens tonight, Wednesday, November 29 at the Booth Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017
The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards honour the best productions from the past year around the country and the best long-running West End shows. Voting is open until Friday, 8 December - just over a week away - with the winners announced soon afterwards.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017
The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opens on Broadway this Thursday, November 30, at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld has a full first look at Thurman and the cast in action below!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017
See the updated standings in the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, and cast your vote
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
BWW has learned that Uma Thurman, currently making her Broadway debut in THE PARISIAN WOMAN, will stop by LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN next week.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
The play will be shown from March 21, 2019 until March 24, 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018
Tickets go on sale to the general public starting today, Wednesday, May 9, for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere production of LOG CABIN, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at Playwrights; "Orange Is the New Black"). Directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, The Qualms at Playwrights; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Parisian Woman), LOG CABIN is the sixth and final production of the theater company's current 2017/2018 Season.
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2018
Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will soon present LOG CABIN, the world premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at Playwrights; 'Orange Is the New Black'). Directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, The Qualms at Playwrights; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Parisian Woman), LOG CABIN will be the sixth and final production of the theater company's current 2017/2018 Season.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018
Previews begin this Friday, June 1 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere production of LOG CABIN, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at Playwrights; "Orange Is the New Black").  Directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, The Qualms at Playwrights; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Parisian Woman), LOG CABIN is the sixth and final production of the theater company's current 2017/2018 Season.  
by - Mar 9, 2019
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
In FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, Julie and Robert have been married for four years.  They are not getting along.  They decide to spend 24 hours together in a hotel room with no television, no cellphones, no internet or computers to see if they can work things out.  Upon entering the hotel room, Julie remarks to Robert, "I guess the separate beds were your idea."
by Mark Janicello - Mar 22, 2018
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Edward Albee's lacerating diatribe on the power dynamics in a marriage is a dissonant fugue with many variations. Klaus Christian Schreiber, as George, dominates the Renaissance Theater's very commanding production with a magisterial performance that saves Virginia Woolf from devouring itself.  Orchestrating his emotions like Herbert van Karajan with the Vienna Philharmonic, Mr. Schreiber delivers a virtuoso performance that turns this production into a personal triumph.
by - Mar 20, 2019
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, O'Neill's classic is a surprisingly contemporary play that crackles with fierce physicality, humor, and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unknowingly abandoned to a life of hardship. When Anna falls in love with a shipwrecked sailor, her father and her suitor come to recognize their own culpability in her plight, and all three struggle in their own way for salvation. Following his acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
We're Gonna Be Okay received its world premiere in the 2017 Humana Festival and was met with rave reviews for its unique way of telling a story many Americans are familiar with, The Cuban Missile Crisis. It later was produced at the American Theatre Company in Chicago and was listed as one of Time Out: Chicago's "24 Shows To See In January." The story follows two average American families during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018
The Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere production of LOG CABIN, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at Playwrights; 'Orange Is the New Black') is currently in previews. Directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, The Qualms at Playwrights; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Parisian Woman), LOG CABIN is the sixth and final production of the theater company's current 2017/2018 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Following the success of their powerful season opener, The Weir, Wellfleet's Harbor Stage Company, continues their seventh intrepid season with Edward Albee's tempestuous masterpiece, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? As ferocious as it is funny, this modern classic nimbly dismantles the American Dream. When Albee's iconic George and Martha invite a young couple over for a late-night, liquor-infused house party, a fierce battle for truth and power unfolds.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018
Irish Repertory Theatre will present the New York premiere of On Beckett. Conceived and performed by Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), On Beckett explores the writings of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot, Endgame). On Beckett begins performances on September 26, 2018 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, with an opening night set for October 3, for a run through November 4, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
Rubicon Theatre Company opens the 2019 season with HEISENBERG by playwright SIMON STEPHENS, a quirky romance starring Ovation Award-winner FALINE ENGLAND and Emmy and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winner JOE SPANO. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Rubicon Theatre Company opens the 2019 season with HEISENBERG by playwright SIMON STEPHENS, a quirky romance starring Ovation Award-winner FALINE ENGLAND and Emmy and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winner JOE SPANO. Sweet, sexy and full of surprises, the story follows two strangers whose lives intersect in a bustling London train station.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018
The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018
On last night's LATE NIGHT, Tracy Letts recalled the story of why he got married in a hospital, what it was like to work with his wife, Carrie Coon, on THE POST and a novel he wrote in the first grade called Psychopath. Watch the appearance below!
by Don Grigware - Feb 5, 2018
Playwright Edward Albee is a master of fact vs. illusion. Think of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? or the later The Play About the Baby, where the plot and characters' game playing baffle the audience from beginning to end.The storyline of his much later play Occupant, now onstage in its West Coast premiere at the Garry Marshall Theatre through March 4, concerns a Man (James Liebman) conducting an interview with famous dead sculptress Louise Nevelson (Martha Hackett). This interview cannot possibly be taking place. Nevelson is dead (April 17, 1988). Yet, when you accept the premise - how can you avoid it except by walking out? - within this framework there are perhaps more real facts than in other Albee plays. The point of this real perspective of an artist? Nevelson and Albee had been close friends; he is paying homage to her and her hard-earned success.
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019
Rubicon Theatre Company opens the 2019 season with HEISENBERG by playwright SIMON STEPHENS, a quirky romance starring Ovation Award-winner FALINE ENGLAND and Emmy and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winner JOE SPANO. Sweet, sexy and full of surprises, the story follows two strangers whose lives intersect in a bustling London train station. Free-spirited Georgie, an American in her 40s, unexpectedly plants a kiss on the neck of Alex, an Irish butcher in his 70s. She doesn't really know why. Or does she? When Georgie turns up in Alex's shop a few days later, full of contradictions, his conventional life becomes chaotic, uncertain and undeniably richer. Peeling away the many layers of everyday relationships with subtle humor and quiet poeticism, HEISENBERG brings to poignant theatrical life the uncertain and sometimes comical sparring match that is human connection.
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 13, 2017
Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse, The Predator) and Niecy Nash (Claws, The Soul Man) announced the nominees for the 24th Annual SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDSthis morning at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017
Improv performers Jason Specland and Adrian Sexton will be performing in 'GEORGE/MARTHA,' an improvised 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' at the PIT Underground in the Peoples Improv Theater, at 7 PM today, September 26th, 2017.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 1, 2017
The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opened just last night at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street).
by TV - Opening Night Special - Dec 1, 2017
The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opened just last night at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street).
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 1, 2017
The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), starring Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, opened just last night at Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018
Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for LOG CABIN, the world premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at Playwrights; "Orange Is the New Black"). Directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, The Qualms at Playwrights; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Parisian Woman), LOG CABIN will be the sixth and final production of the theater company's current 2017/2018 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
On April 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm, the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. The play examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship. The production stars Nick Paone, Hallie Wetzell, Lucas Melfi, and Amanda Dubois.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2019
Just in! Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and two-time Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard will star on Broadway next season...