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Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard to Star in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf on Broadway

Joe Mantello will direct.

Laurie Metcalf is set for an Albee classic on Broadway.
Laurie Metcalf is set for an Albee classic on Broadway.
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Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and two-time Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard will star on Broadway next season in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and also starring Russell Tovey and 2019 Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran, the production will begin its strictly limited engagement on Monday, March 2, 2020, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 9, 2020.

With Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Metcalf will have the rare distinction of performing major starring roles on Broadway in four contiguous seasons, following A Doll's House, Part 2; Three Tall Women; and, currently, Hillary and Clinton. Izzard will be making a rare return to Broadway, his first in 10 years, after a debut in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in 2002.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will feature set design by Miriam Buether (currently represented on Broadway by To Kill a Mockingbird and King Lear), lighting design by nine-time Tony Award winner Jules Fisher and three-time Tony Award winner Peggy Eisenhauer, and costumes by Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth.