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August: Osage County

The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning hit about a dysfunctional family in crisis.

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August: Osage County Sets June 28 Closing Date

August: Osage County Sets June 28 Closing Date

The Broadway production of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County has set a closing date of June 28. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and five Tony Awards, including Best Play, August will have played 648 performances and 18 previews upon closing. The saga of the dysfunctional Weston clan of Oklahoma opened on December 4, 2007, at the Imperial Theatre and ...

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Estelle Parsons to Depart August: Osage County May 17

Estelle Parsons to Depart August: Osage County May 17

Estelle Parsons will depart the Broadway production of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County on May 17, one week before Phylicia Rashad assumes the role of matriarch Violet Weston. Understudy Susanne Marley will play the role of Violet beginning May 19, and Rashad will join the cast on May 26. August: Osage County continues its run at the Music Box Theatre ...

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Amy Morton Heading Back to August: Osage County

Amy Morton Heading Back to August: Osage County

Amy Morton is set to rejoin the Broadway cast of August: Osage County. Morton earned a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of beleaguered wife and daughter Barbara Fordham on the Broadway stage. Her first performance is May 26, the same day that previously announced star Phylicia Rashad joins the cast as the malicious matron Violet Weston. August: Osage ...

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Phylicia Rashad Back as Another Big Mama: Violet in August: Osage County

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad will take on the role of pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston in Broadway’s August: Osage County starting May 26. Estelle Parsons, who has been playing the role since last June, will depart at that time to headline the show’s national tour.

 

Rashad was last seen on Broadway playing Big Mama in the historic 2008 revival ...

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Frank Wood: My Very Special Journey to Ethiopia

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Frank Wood took home a Best Featured Actor Tony Award nine years ago for his moving performance as an emotionally repressed jazz musician in Warren Leight’s Side Man. Since then, his roles have ranged from the Adult Men in the off-Broadway premiere of Spring Awakening and narrator in Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell to his ...

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Estelle Parsons

You don't have to be a dedicated follower of theater to feel in awe while speaking with Estelle Parsons. Having spent more than half a century working as an entertainer, the 80-year-old actress dashes off the sort of personal vignettes—growing up with Jack Lemmon in New England, debuting with Ethel Merman on Broadway, horsing around with a young ...

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