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Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf to Bring Albee's Three Tall Women to Broadway

Joe Mantello will direct the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama’s Broadway premiere.

Laurie Metcalf will star in Three Tall Women on Broadway.
Laurie Metcalf will star in Three Tall Women on Broadway.
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Two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson and three-time Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf will star in the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Three Tall Women next season. Directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello, the production will begin performances February 27, 2018, with opening night set for March 29.

Three Tall Women marks Jackson's first Broadway appearance in 30 years, coming on the heels of her 2016 London stage return as the title role in King Lear. An Oscar winner for Women in Love and A Touch of Class, she has appeared on Broadway in Marat/Sade, Rose, Strange Interlude, and Macbeth. She spent 23 years as a Member of Parliament in England. Metcalf is a 2017 Tony nominee for Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2, and she has also been seen in November, The Other Place, Misery, and the legendary sitcom Roseanne, among other works.

The play opened at the Vineyard Theatre in 1994 and won the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Drama Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play.

Additional information and casting is still to be announced.