Broadway will get Edward Albee's Goat in late February.
Producers Elizabeth Ireland McCann, Daryl Roth, Terry Allen Kramer and Carole Shorenstein Hays are planning to open Albee's new play, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? at the Belasco Theatre Feb. 28, 2002 (after previews starting Feb. 7). Roth told Playbill On-Line Oct. 19 the show will likely be in the $1.2-$1.6 million range and is currently in the process of casting and choosing designers, with John Arnone (Tiny Alice) already set to do the set.
David Esbjornson, who had an Off-Broadway success with Albee's The Play About the Baby, will direct Sylvia, which, as reported by the New York Times, tells of a married architect forced to confess an affair to his family (rumor has it that the object of the fellow's affections may not be of the human variety...). Albee told the Times, "This is a decidedly straightforward, naturalistic play."
The playwright, best known for his landmark Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, recently enjoyed a well-received revival of his Tiny Alice at OB's Second Stage. The remounting of the drama — which was reviled in its 1963 premiere — was embraced by many critics and, as a result, extended its run.
Albee's other past plays include the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women, as well as the short works The Zoo Story and The American Dream. — By David Lefkowitz
Christine Ehren and Robert Simonson