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EXCLUSIVE: Edward Albee Portrait Revealed With Angela Lansbury, Kathleen Turner, and More

Stars, playwrights, producers, and directors from Albee's career were on hand to honor the iconic playwright at Sardi's.

Angela Lansbury played roles in two plays by Edward Albee: All Over and Counting the Ways.
(© David Gordon)

The iconic theater-district eatery Sardi's honored legendary playwright Edward Albee with a portrait for its walls during a ceremony on Sunday, March 13.

Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin starred in the acclaimed 2005 Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(© David Gordon)

The event was hosted by producers Elizabeth I. McCann and Daryl Roth, as well as veteran publicist Sam Rudy. Though Albee himself was unable to attend, the gathering drew a large assortment of actors, directors, producers, and fellow playwrights with whom he has worked: Angela Lansbury (All Over and Counting the Ways); Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Mercedes Ruehl (The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? and Occupant), Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance), Jordan Baker (Three Tall Women), Terrence McNally, André Bishop, and many others.

Edward Albee play veterans Mercedes Ruehl, David Esbjornson, and Pam MacKinnon flank the dramatist's new Sardi's portrait.
(© David Gordon)

Albee's many plays include The Zoo Story (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), A Delicate Balance (1967), Seascape (1975), Three Tall Women (1994), and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002), among many others. He is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and two Tony Awards for Best Play.

The team behind the original production of Three Tall Women: Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director Douglas Aibel, producer Daryl Roth, general manager Roy Gabay, actress Jordan Baker, and producer Elizabeth I. McCann.
(© David Gordon)
Playwright John Guare proudly shows off his friend's caricature.
(© David Gordon)

Doug Wright, Pam MacKinnon, and John Procaccino pose for a photo together.
(© David Gordon)

Producers Jordan Roth and Daryl Roth are proud to be on hand to celebrate Edward Albee.
(© David Gordon)

Tom Kirdahy and Terrence McNally help honor the esteemed playwright Edward Albee.
(© David Gordon)

Look for Edward Albee's caricature on the walls at Sardi's!
(© David Gordon)
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