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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?


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.


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


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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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