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Albee Seeing You: Virginia Woolf to Close on September 4 logo
Kathleen Turner and Billl Irwin
in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(Photo © Carol Rosegg)
It has just been announced that the Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will end its run at the Longacre Theatre on September 4, having played eight previews and 176 regular performances.

A hilarious and caustic look at marriage and relationships, the play earned its author his first Tony Award when it debuted in 1962. The current production, directed by Anthony Page, stars Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin (2005 Tony Award-winner for Best Actor in a Play) along with David Harbour and Mireille Enos.

In his review of the show for TheaterMania, David Finkle wrote: "When Turner opens her mouth to spew the first of the script's abundant, still-startling imprecations, her voice is a foghorn that's been marinated in low-shelf whiskey. The lines that she speaks, 'What a dump!' being the most famous among them, are arresting in themselves, and the flatted tones in which she speaks them fully communicate Martha's disappointment and resistance....Because Turner is giving such a star turn by submerging everything of the star in her, she's the reason to see this Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

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