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A Delicate Balance on Broadway

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Edward Albees  - A Delicate Balance on Broadway
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Show Summary
A Delicate Balance is one of Edward Albee’s most beloved plays. It premiered in 1966 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967.  It is the story of a couple whose adult daughter comes home following an unhappy marriage, whose sister is an alcoholic truth teller who lives with them, and whose best friends suddenly show up and decide to move in.  This production will be directed by Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), and the starry cast is made up of Bob Balaban, Glenn Close, Lindsay Duncan, Clare Higgins, John Lithgow, and Martha Plimpton.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show
Previews Begin: 10/20/14
Show Opens: 11/20/14
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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Edward Albees A Delicate Balance on Broadway
The play is deeply relatable and profoundly unsettling.  Like the mythological Cassandra, the only character who can often see the truth is the alcoholic Claire, who is considered blind due to her flaws.  This is the story of a couple who has lived a long life and has come to the point where they are not quite sure what is left for them, and their friends who come to live with them represent their more pathetic selves, who only know how to cozy up and be frightened of the world.  As for the daughter Julia, she feels just as old as her parents with her marriage on the rocks, and all she wants to do is regress to her childhood.  Despite these sad elements, the play is uplifting due to its candid depiction of reality.


Due to adult references to alcohol, depression, and minimal violence, the show may be inappropriate for children ages 13 and under.  Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Glenn Close in A Delicate Balance on Broadway   John Lithgow in Glenn Close in A Delicate Balance on Broadway   Lindsay Duncan in A Delicate Balance on Broadway
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Cast Members:
Glenn Close plays Agnes
John Lithgow plays Tobias
Lindsay Duncan plays Claire
Bob Balaban
Clare Higgins
Marth Plimpton
Broadway Theatre:
John Golden Theatre
252 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
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45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
John Golden Box Office Hours:
Beginning September 8:
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: Closed (Beginning October 26: Noon - 6pm)

Seating Map:
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Show Duration:
Given the complex structure of Edward Albee's book, Scott Rudin's direct adaptation and Pam MacKinnon's attention to detail, A Delicate Balance is 2 hours and 55 minutes long. This includes two fifteen minute intermissions.


Scott Rudin

Other Credits:
Edward Albee (Book)
  Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
Joey Parnes Productions LLC
Company Manager:
Penny Daulton
Casting Director:
Tara Rubin Casting
Advertising Representative:
Serino Coyne
Press Agent:
Philip Rinaldi Publicity
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Production Credits:

Pam MacKinnon (Director)
Santo Loquasto (Scenic Designer)
Ann Roth (Costume Designer)
Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Designer)
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Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garage for the John Golden Theatre is located at:
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Quik Park Garage
303 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.