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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Summary

  • Genre: Play
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is 3 Hours and 10 Minutes long, including an intermission of 20 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: March 2, 2020
  • Show Opens: April 9, 2020
  • Show Closes: Open ended

An alcohol-fueled deep dive into a bitter middle-aged couples’ marriage problems that have been tucked under the rug for many years.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway Background

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is Edward Albee’s Tony Award winning play that won “Best Play” in 1963, after it premiered on Broadway in October 1962. This time around esteemed actors Eddie Izzard and Laurie Metcalf take on the lead roles playing George and Martha respectively. Izzard is known for his hilarious comedy and his strong European political views. He makes his third appearance on Broadway in this show. In Izzard’s first Broadway performance he was nominated for a Tony for “Best Leading Actor” in 2003 for his performance in the comedy A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Metcalf is very accomplished herself having won two Tony’s and three Primetime Emmy Awards for her supporting role in TV’s sitcom Roseanne, where she played Jackie Harris Rosanne’s younger sister. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has been performed numerous times around the world in many cities including London, Toronto, Guadalajara, and of course New York. This is the fourth Broadway revival of the show since its inception in 1962, which demonstrates how relevant the themes still are and how well liked this show is. Critics agree that the best depiction of the characters was achieved by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in the movie of the same name, that was released in 1966.

What’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Like?

This three act play takes place in the living room of an unhealthy and scornful middle aged couple, George and Martha. The show follows the unhappy couple and their vindictive games and arguments as they return home from a faculty party at George's University. Joined by another couple, Nick and Honey we immerse ourselves into their crazy alcohol-infused night uncovering secrets of marital issues and failures that have been haunting the troublesome couple for years.

Is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Good for Kids?

This show is not suitable for kids under the age of 16 due to the sexual topics and adult nature of the show. Alcohol abuse and violence is rife in this show.

Theatre Information

Booth Theatre

222 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 783
Entrance: 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

Booth Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Martha
Laurie Metcalf
George
Eddie Izzard
Nick
Russell Tovey
Honey
Patsy Ferran

Producers

Scott Rudin

Production Credits

Author
Edward Albee
Director
Joe Mantello
General Manager
Joey Parnes Productions LLC
Press Agent
DKC O&M
Settings
Miriam Buether
Costumes
Ann Roth
Lighting
Jules Fisher
Lighting
Peggy Eisenhauer