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The 2014-2015 Broadway Season

A Delicate Balance
Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton star in a new Broadway production of Edward Albee’s masterpiece.

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John Golden Theatre
Opening Night - November 20 2014
Final Performance - February 22 2015
John Lithgow and Glenn Close in Edward Albee's <i>A Delicate Balance</i>.John Lithgow and Glenn Close in Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance.


Agnes (Glenn Close) and Tobias (John Lithgow), a long-married couple, must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year-old daughter (Martha Plimpton) after the collapse of her fourth marriage, and give shelter to their best friends (Bob Balaban and Clare Higgins), all the while tolerating Agnes’ alcoholic sister Claire (Lindsay Duncan).


  • This production marks three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close’s return to Broadway after a 21-year absence.
  • All six members of the cast are past Tony-winners or nominees.


Edward Albee’s play first opened on Broadway in 1966, receiving five 1967 Tony nominations (one win). The play’s next Broadway staging three decades later won the 1996 Tony Award as Best Revival of a Play. A 1973 filmed version of the play starred Katharine Hepburn and Paul Scolfield.

Revised March 3, 2015


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