Ellen Burstyn Begins on Broadway in Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Oct. 17

News   Ellen Burstyn Begins on Broadway in Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Oct. 17 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All starring Tony and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn will begin performances on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, Oct. 17.

Ellen Burstyn in Oldest Living Confederate Widow.
Ellen Burstyn in Oldest Living Confederate Widow. (Photo by Craig Schwartz)

The solo work which made its world premiere at San Diego's Globe Theatre this January, will open in the first week of November, a production spokesperson confirmed. An exact date will be announced shortly.

Martin Tahse's adaptation of the Allan Garganus novel with the same title focuses on a woman who marries a 50-year old Civil War veteran when she is only 15. The one woman drama chronicles the young bride, spanning the entire 99-year oral history of her life. Don Scardino (A Few Good Men) directs.

Burstyn won a Tony for her turn in Same Time, Next Year. Other stage credits include 84 Charing Cross Road and Fair Game. Her Oscar win was for the film "Alice Doesn't Live Her Anymore." She was also nominated for her turns in "The Last Picture Show," "The Exorcist," "Same Time, Next Year," "Resurrection" and, most recently, for "Requiem for a Dream."

The show was previously mentioned to be Broadway bound. Globe artistic director Jack O'Brien (Hairspray) has seen other premieres make the transfer to Broadway, including The Full Monty, Into The Woods and Imaginary Friends.