Edward Albee’s modern classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opens at Broadway’s Booth Theatre on October 13, the 50-year anniversary of the play’s original Broadway premiere. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company revival stars Tracy Letts as George and Tony nominee Amy Morton as Martha.
In addition to Letts and Morton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? stars Carrie Coon as Honey and Madison Dirks as Nick. The cast reprises their roles on Broadway after starring in the play at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre and Arena Stage in Washington D.C.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is the story of George and Martha (Letts and Morton, respectively), a middle-aged, academic couple who invite a new teacher (Dirks) and his wide-eyed wife (Coon) over for drinks. As George and Martha taunt each other and throw back drinks, the young couple realizes they’ve stepped in the middle of a very dangerous game.
“It’s more of a football game than a play,” Letts told Broadway.com. “It’s very exciting. It’s part of our cultural heritage now, this play, so it deserves to be celebrated. It deserves to be seen again and again and again."
The Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? creative team includes set designer Todd Rosenthal, costume designer Nan Cibula, lighting designer Allen Lee Hughes and sound designers Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.
Click here to read Broadway.com's 50-year boozing, brawling retrospective of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and check out interviews with the cast below!