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Faye Dunaway Will Return to Broadway to Play Katharine Hepburn in Tea at Five

Dunaway has not appeared on the Broadway stage in more than 35 years.

Faye Dunaway is set to make her Broadway return.
Faye Dunaway is set to make her Broadway return.
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Academy Award-winning legend Faye Dunaway has been announced to return to Broadway in 2019 after an absence of more than 35 years. The actor will take on the role of another Academy Award-winning icon, Katharine Hepburn, in the Broadway premiere of Tea at Five.

Playwright Matthew Lombardo has crafted a new version of his acclaimed play for this production, which will be directed by Tony Award nominee John Tillinger. Tea at Five will play a strictly limited engagement in next summer. Additional information, including the complete creative team, dates, and theater will be announced early next year.

Faye Dunaway is known for films including Bonnie and Clyde and Chinatown, both of which earned her Oscar nominations and the 1976 satire Network (a stage adaptation of which is currently on Broadway staring Bryan Cranston) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. She last appeared on Broadway in 1982 in The Curse of an Aching Heart. Dunaway's other Broadway credits include A Man for All Seasons, After the Fall, and others.