Two-time Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Laurie Metcalf (Hillary and Clinton) and Tony nominee Eddie Izzard (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg) will go head-to-head as Martha and George in a new production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, scheduled to open on Broadway April 9, 2020. Performances will begin March 2 at a theatre to be announced.
Two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello will direct the staging, which will also feature Russell Tovey and recent Olivier winner Patsy Ferran as young couple Nick and Honey.
The revival will mark Metcalf's fourth consecutive season on Broadway in a Scott Rudin production, alternating between two playwrights. She won Tonys for Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2 and Albee's Three Tall Women in 2017 and 2018, and currently stars opposite John Lithgow in Hnath's Hillary and Clinton.
The production will feature set design by Miriam Buether (To Kill a Mockingbird, King Lear), lighting design by Tony Award winners Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, and costumes by Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth.
The play has previously been revived three times since its 1962 Broadway premiere, most recently in 2012 in a Tony-winning production with Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, and Carrie Coon.