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RuPaul Is a Kinky Guru, Judith Light Is Touchy & More Lessons of the Week

RuPaul Is a Kinky Guru, Judith Light Is Touchy & More Lessons of the Week

The Tony Awards are here, and in the midst of making bingo cards, baking Broadway-themed treats and putting up decorations for our big party on Sunday, we had to share the 10 funniest, weirdest and just plain crazy things we learned this week. From Santino Fontana’s dog day afternoons to Gabriel Ebert’s monkey business, with no further ado, we bring ...

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He Has a Pulitzer... What Doesn't Tony-Nominated Virginia Woolf Star Tracy Letts Have?

He Has a Pulitzer... What Doesn't Tony-Nominated Virginia Woolf Star Tracy Letts Have?

Tony-nominated Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? star Tracy Letts reveals his favorite play of all time, the best advice he’s ever received about showbiz and gets riled up about his secret talent.

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‘A Little Showmance’ Indeed! Virginia Woolf Tony Nominees Carrie Coon & Tracy Letts Are Engaged

‘A Little Showmance’ Indeed! Virginia Woolf Tony Nominees Carrie Coon & Tracy Letts Are Engaged

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? alums Tracy Letts and Carrie Coon are getting hitched. The Tony-nominated stars are engaged to be married, Coon revealed to The Capital Times. The couple will wed at a courthouse on a yet-to-be determined date.

Sparks apparently flew between Letts (George) and Coon (Honey) during the Virginia Woolf engagement, which ran from October 2012 through ...

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Producers Receive ‘Serious Warning’ from Tony Awards Administration Committee

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Producers Receive ‘Serious Warning’ from Tony Awards Administration Committee

The Tony Awards Administration came to a decision regarding the possible infraction committed by the producers of the Tony-nominated Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? revival on May 23. As previously reported, producer Jeffrey Richards sent a brochure to Tony voters that may have violated the rules of the awards—the brochure included portions of show reviews, when Tony rules specify that ...

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Tony Nominees Amy Morton & Tracy Letts to Join TV’s Homeland

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Tony Nominees Amy Morton & Tracy Letts to Join TV’s Homeland

After starring together in Broadway's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Tony nominees Amy Morton and Tracy Letts will reunite on season three of Showtime's Homeland, according to TVLine.com. Morton will play the recurring role of Erin Kimball, Carrie’s attorney appointed by the CIA. Letts will take on the role of Senator Andrew Lockhart, an authoritative, no-nonsense committee chairman, also ...

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Watch the First Trailer for the Film Version of August: Osage County, Starring Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts

Watch the First Trailer for the Film Version of August: Osage County, Starring Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts

Later this year, Hollywood will release its own big, grand version of August: Osage County, Tracy Letts' critically acclaimed Broadway play that won a bevy of Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. This big screen adaptation stars Meryl Streep as pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston and Julia Roberts as her disgruntled daughter Barbara. There's also Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch ...

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It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster and Modern Family star and Broadway vet Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the nominations for the 67th annual Tony Awards at the Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on April 30. Two new musicals dominated the nominations: Kinky Boots led the pack with 13 nods while the family-friendly Matilda followed closely on its (very ...

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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actor in a Play

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actor in a Play

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show ...

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Get the Guests! Lucky Guy Stars Tom Hanks & Peter Scolari Visit Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Get the Guests! Lucky Guy Stars Tom Hanks & Peter Scolari Visit Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Lucky Guy stars Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari and Marc Damon Johnson were quite lucky this weekend, when they attended the February 17 performance of Broadway’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The revival of Edward Albee’s modern classic stars Tracy Letts as George and Amy Morton as Martha, a feuding married couple who invite a younger, unassuming couple (Carrie Coon and ...

Tracy Letts to Star in New Indie Drama Love Is Strange

Tracy Letts to Star in New Indie Drama Love Is Strange

The acclaimed revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf may be wrapping up its Broadway run on March 3, but leading man Tracy Letts won't be wasting any time getting back to work. The actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright has signed on to star in the upcoming indie flick Love Is Strange, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Hot Shot! Girls Creator Lena Dunham Goes Behind the Scenes at Drunken Drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Hot Shot! Girls Creator Lena Dunham Goes Behind the Scenes at Drunken Drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Girls star, creator and director Lena Dunham paid a visit to some other multitalented actors on February 7: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? stars Tracy Letts (also the writer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County and Killer Joe) and Amy Morton (who has directed numerous productions at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre). After taking in a booze-soaked performance of Edward Albee’s ...

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Madison Dirks on Virginia Woolf Pee Breaks, Hanging With Christian Bale & More

Madison Dirks on Virginia Woolf Pee Breaks, Hanging With Christian Bale & More

Age & Hometown: 36; Baton Rouge, LA

Current Role: An explosive Broadway debut as Nick, a rookie professor at New Carthage University in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A Killer Education: Born and raised in Baton Rouge (the “kid brother to New Orleans, its cooler older brother”), Dirks grew up watching football games and plays at Louisiana State ...

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, Sets Closing Date

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, Sets Closing Date

Goodbye, George and Martha! The 50th anniversary Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will conclude its limited engagement on March 3. Directed by Pam Mackinnon, the production opened on October 13, 2012 at the Booth Theatre. At the time of closing, Virginia Woolf will have played 159 performances on Broadway.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Star Carrie Coon Leads a Boozy Backstage Tour

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Star Carrie Coon Leads a Boozy Backstage Tour

Carrie Coon, who plays wide-eyed professor’s wife Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, shows off dirty needlepoint designs, formulas for fake booze and “Hump the Hostess” towels backstage at the Booth Theatre.

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Who's Virginia Woolf? Watch Tracy Letts and Amy Morton Endure Five Awkward TV Questions

Who's Virginia Woolf? Watch Tracy Letts and Amy Morton Endure Five Awkward TV Questions

While we're usually fans of Good Day New York hosts Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly, it felt like they were playing a game of Get the Guests while interviewing Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? stars Tracy LettsAmy Morton and the show's director Pam Mackinnon. We’ll chalk up the reporting missteps to the fact that today was Kelly’s first ...

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Broadway.com Names the 10 Best Performances of 2012

 Broadway.com Names the 10 Best Performances of 2012

Every year, Broadway.com editors recognize performances we couldn't forget—and our list of the 10 best for 2012 is a mix of laugh-out-loud star turns, musical headliners and more. The Performances of the Year, in alphabetical order, are:


Christian Borle in Peter and the Starcatcher
Beneath Christian Borle’s mild-mannered exterior beats the heart of a fearless physical comedian—and his scene-stealing ...

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Raise a Glass to Amy Morton & Tracy Letts in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Raise a Glass to Amy Morton & Tracy Letts in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Amy Morton and Tracy Letts are currently going head to head in the 50th-anniversary production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Booth Theatre. Were Word of Mouth panelists Fernando, Elissa and Yiping happy to join the party?

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Squigs Steps Into the Boozy, Brawling World of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Squigs Steps Into the Boozy, Brawling World of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The 50th-anniversary revival of Edward Albee’s modern classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is serving up strong drinks and dark drama at Broadway’s Booth Theatre. Starring Amy Morton and Tracy Letts, Virginia Woolf tells the story of an a middle-aged couple in a college town who invite a young teacher and his wife over for a drunken night they’ll never ...

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Director Pam MacKinnon on Why Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Is Like Mountain Climbing

Director Pam MacKinnon on Why Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Is Like Mountain Climbing

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After making her Broadway directorial debut with the 2012 Tony-winning play Clybourne Park, Pam MacKinnon is back with a vengeance. The director, whose sizzling Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Edward Albee's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? earned rave reviews in Chicago and Washington, D.C., opened the acclaimed production at Broadway’s Booth Theatre on October 13, just ...

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Get the Guests! Amy Morton, Tracy Letts & the Cast of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Celebrate a Fiery Opening Night

Get the Guests! Amy Morton, Tracy Letts & the Cast of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Celebrate a Fiery Opening Night
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Amy Morton, Tracy Letts and the cast of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? blew the roof off the Booth Theatre on October 13 (figuratively, at least), when the revival of Edward Albee’s classic drama opened officially on Broadway. The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production, which opened exactly 50 years to the day after the play first premiered on Broadway, stars Morton ...

Fun and Games! Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Opens on Broadway, Starring Amy Morton & Tracy Letts

Fun and Games! Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Opens on Broadway, Starring Amy Morton & Tracy Letts

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 ...

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Get an Explosive First Look at the 50th-Anniversary Revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Starring Tracy Letts & Amy Morton

Get an Explosive First Look at the 50th-Anniversary Revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Starring Tracy Letts & Amy Morton
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Broadway’s favorite liquor-swilling couple is back on the Great White Way in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, just in time for the play’s 50th anniversary. In the Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Edward Albee’s iconic drama, Tracy Letts and Amy Morton star as George and Martha, a feuding academic couple who invite new teacher Nick (Madison Dirks) and his wide-eyed ...

Make Me a Drink! A 50-Year Boozing, Brawling Retrospective of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Make Me a Drink! A 50-Year Boozing, Brawling Retrospective of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

On October 13, 1962, Edward Albee introduced Broadway audiences to George and Martha—a feuding, liquor-swilling married couple who changed the landscape of contemporary American theater. Exactly 50 years after its premiere, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is being revived at Broadway’s Booth Theatre in a crackling production starring actor and playwright Tracy Letts and Tony nominee Amy Morton. Read on to ...

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Matthew Broderick Gets a Gay Modern Admirer, Ellen Greene Eats Brains & More Lessons of the Week

Matthew Broderick Gets a Gay Modern Admirer, Ellen Greene Eats Brains & More Lessons of the Week

The sun is setting on another exciting week on the Great White Way, but never fear—the lessons are here! From the TV-watching habits of adorable orphans to Ellen Greene’s new diet of human brains, the last seven days have been a roller coaster ride of nonstop excitement. Read below to catch up on what you missed!


Ty Burrell and Matthew ...

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Pass the Scotch! Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Begins Performances on Broadway

Pass the Scotch! Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Begins Performances on Broadway

Edward Albee’s classic drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? returns to Broadway on September 27, starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company production officially opens at the Booth Theatre on October 13.

In addition to Letts as George and Morton as Martha, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? stars Carrie Coon as Honey and ...

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