How about an evening of fun and games?
Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard have been tapped to star in the upcoming Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
News that the duo will play the battling couple at the heart of the renowned play was announced by producer Scott Rudin (To Kill a Mockingbird) Saturday. Over the years, Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, Colleen Dewhurst and Ben Gazzara, Diana Rigg and David Suchet, and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have stepped into the shoes of George and Martha.
The production will run a limited engagement beginning on March 2, 2020, with opening night slated for April 9. The production is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked).
According to Entertainment Weekly, the production will mark Metcalf’s fourth consecutive season appearing in a major role in a Broadway play. Izzard’s Broadway credits include the revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Race.
The production will also star Russell Tovey and Patsy Ferran.