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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Carrie Coon, Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, and Madison Dirks (l. to r.) in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Spotlight On: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

One of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples faced off in Edward Albee’s hilarious and harrowing masterpiece.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

ABOUT THE SHOW

On the campus of a small New England college, George (Tracy Letts) and Martha (Amy Morton) invite a new professor and his wife home for a nightcap. As the cocktails flow, the young couple finds themselves caught in the crossfire of a savage marital war where the combatants attack the self-deceptions they forged for their own survival. Tracy Letts and Amy Morton faced off as one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples in this revival of Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning Best Play.

DETAILS

Spotlight on: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (play revival)
Opening Night - October 13 2012
Final Performance - March 03 2013
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TRIVIA

  • This production opened on Broadway exactly 50 years to the day after the play’s original Broadway opening on October 13, 1962.
  • Columbia Masterworks issued an original cast recording of the piece in 1963, rare for a play. The album is on 4 LPs, running nearly 3 hours.

SHOW SCRIPT

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HISTORY

This is the fourth Broadway production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The previous parings of George and Martha were Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill (1962); Colleen Dewhurst and Ben Gazzara (1976); and Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin (2005). Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in a 1966 film adaptation. This production began at Steppenwolf Theatre Co. in Chicago and played the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, before coming to New York.

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