Bill Irwin and Kathleen Turnerin Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?(© Carol Rosegg)
Bill Irwin and Kathleen Turner
in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(© Carol Rosegg)
Kathleen Early and David Furr will join stars Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin in the upcoming national tour of the acclaimed new production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? that recently played on Broadway and in London. Early will play Honey and Furr will play Nick; Turner and Irwin will reprise the roles of Martha and George.

Directed by Anthony Page, the production features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Mark Bennett and Michael Creason. The five-month, five-city tour will begin on January 4, 2007 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and will continue through May, with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Tucson. The Broadway production received six 2005 Tony Award nominations, and Irwin won the Best Actor honor for his performance as George.

Furr covered and played the role of Nick during the Broadway engagement of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He recently won a Henry Award for his performance in the Denver Center Theater Company's production of All My Sons. Early portrayed Girl in the Off-Broadway production of Albee's The Play About the Baby; she played Juliet in a national tour of Romeo and Juliet and has toured with TheatreWorks/USA.

Turner's other Broadway credits include The Graduate, Indiscretions, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and she has starred in such films as Body Heat, Romancing the Stone, War of the Roses, The Accidental Tourist, Prizzi's Honor, and Peggy Sue Got Married. Irwin co-starred with Sally Field in Albee's The Goat on Broadway. Among his many other stage credits are Fool Moon, Largely New York, and The Regard of Flight.

Albee is a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner for A Delicate Balance, Seascape, and Three Tall Women. He received the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play for The Goat. Among his many other works for the stage are The Zoo Story and Tiny Alice.