Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
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- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Broadway originally debuted in 1962 at the Billy Rose Theater in New York.
- The 2005 revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? NYC starred Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, and was the first revival of this classic play since 1976.
- The 2012 revival stars Tracy Letts and Amy Morton as George and Martha.
March 2005- Sept. 2005
222 West 45th St
New York, New York 10036
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Award-Winning Revival Stays Faithful to the Original
Features: The Broadway classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was revived in 2005 to critical praise and box office success, and starred newowned stage actors Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, and now Tracy Letts and Amy Morton are taking over the star roles. This famous Broadway play written by Edward Albee tells the story of two American marriages that have been severely fractured through time, and the consequences of living a life filled with illusions and false realities.
Why We Go: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? NYC is a classic American play that just about every high school English student has to read once. Clocking in at just under three hours, this marital boxing match will make you laugh and cringe - sometimes all at once.
- Broadway Classic: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? NYC originally debuted on Broadway in 1962, and the 1966 movie starring Elizabeth Taylor was labeled an instant classic. The 2005 production was the first revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Broadway since a second run of the show ended in 1976, and now it's back once again!
- Acting at its Best: With just four central characters, a stripped-down set, and nearly three hours of dialogue, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Broadway gives its acclaimed actors a chance to showcase their talents as entertainers.
Inside Knowledge: Bill Irwin - who plays George, the disgruntled old college professor and husband of Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Broadway - won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Actor.
Do's and Don'ts:
- Do Enjoy the Performances: Each of the four major actors in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? NYC was nominated for a Tony Award in 2005.
- Do Brush up on the Play: Most are familiar with this classic Edward Albee play. Get reacquainted with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? just for fun before seeing the play.
- Don't Bring a First Date: Sometimes a Broadway play is a great first date option, but Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is not one of those plays.
- Don't Miss the Message: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? New York isn't just a Broadway play about failing marriages - it's also about love, loss, and the optimism of youth versus the reality of wisdom in the 1960's.