Broadway previews of the previously announced revival of Edward Albee's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Tony-winning writer Tracy Letts and Tony nominee Amy Morton, will begin on September 27 at a yet-to-be-announced Shubert theater. Letts and Morton will reprise their respective roles as George and Martha, alongside Carrie Coon (Honey) and Madison Dirks (Nick), after starring in the production at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will open on October 13, the 50th anniversary of the original production’s opening night.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is the story of a verbally and physically abusive couple who invite a younger work colleague and his wife over for dinner. The play originally opened October 13, 1962 at the Billy Rose Theatre starring Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill. The production won four Tony Awards, including Best Play. Virginia Woolf was most recently revived on Broadway in 2005 in a production starring Kathleen Turner and Tony winner Bill Irwin.
Letts will make his Broadway acting debut in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. As a playwright, he penned Superior Donuts, Man From Nebraska, Killer Joe, Bug and August: Osage County, which won both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His film and TV acting credits include Cop Show, Judging Amy, Strong Medicine and The District.
Morton appeared on Broadway in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and August: Osage County, earning a Tony nomination for her performance. Her film and TV credits include Up in the Air, 8MM and The Dilemma. Coon and Dirks will be making their Broadway debuts.