Ellen Burstyn Comes to Broadway as Oldest Living Confederate Widow

News   Ellen Burstyn Comes to Broadway as Oldest Living Confederate Widow The world premiere of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All starring Tony and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn kicked off San Diego's Globe Theatre 2003 season this January. The solo work and star now head for Broadway's Longacre Theatre come October, a spokesperson confirmed.

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

Martin Tahse's adaptation of 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 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 has seen other premieres make the transfer, including The Full Monty, Into The Woods and Imaginary Friends.