Three Tall Women Will Close on June 24, 2018 After a Nine-Performance Week, as an Additional Show Has Been Added on the Final Show Day.
Excellent Reviews for Celebrated Revival
On March 1, Three Tall Women began previews at the John Golden Theatre, ahead of its opening night on March 29. The show garnered excellent reviews. The New York Times raved Glenda Jackson finally found “a role that’s big enough to need her,” and the play, “despite its frailties and wrinkles has aged beautifully, into a burning, raving classic.” The Hollywood Reporter stated that “stage acting doesn't get any better” than Glenda Jackson’s in this piece and Deadline praised Joe Mantello’s “superb staging.”
The play stars Glenda Jackson (The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade; Rose; Strange Interlude; Macbeth), the role of “B” is played by Laurie Metcalf (A Doll’s House Part 2, Misery, The Other Place, Brighton Beach Memoirs, November), and the role of “C” is played by Alison Pill (The House of Blue Leaves, The Miracle Worker, Mauritius, The Lieutenant of Inishmore).
Run Will End With 9-Performance Week on June 24th
This revival is nominated for six Tony Awards: Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Jackson, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role for Metcalf, Best Scenic Design for Miriam Buether, Best Costume Design for Ann Roth, and Best Direction of a Play Mantello.
With such a positive reception, the show elected to add a ninth performance to the final week ending Sunday, June 24, 2018. On that day, the show will play both a matinee and an evening performance. This is a strong pledge of endurance for the entire cast, and especially for 82 year-old Glenda Jackson, whose first Broadway performance was in 1965.
Strong Box Office Throughout the Run
In the week ending May 27, 2018, Three Tall Women broke 100% of its gross potential for the first time. That week, it brought in a weekly gross of $940,363, which represents 100.85% of its gross potential, and the audience capacity averaged out to 100.0%, as it has been for most of the run. Over the course of the run the average percentage reached has been 85.65%, and the average paid admission has been $123.10.
This is extraordinary performance for a revival of a play starring three accomplished actresses who are not Hollywood A-listers. A lot of the credit for the success is owed to the producer, Scott Rudin, who selected an excellent cast and creative team, and has been engaging his most strategic marketing efforts to ensure that ticket buyers know this production is one that is not to be missed. Now, another 787 theatregoers will get to see this show in its final performance week, as one additional show has been added.