Ellen Burstyn Tells All on Broadway as Oldest Living Confederate Widow, Dates Set

News   Ellen Burstyn Tells All on Broadway as Oldest Living Confederate Widow, Dates Set
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, starring Tony and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn, has officially announced that it will begin performances on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, Oct. 31 with an opening set for Nov. 17.

Ellen Burstyn.
Ellen Burstyn.

The solo work, which made its world premiere at San Diego's Globe Theatre earlier this year, is directed by Don Scardino (A Few Good Men).

Martin Tahse's adaptation of the Allan Garganus novel with the same title focuses on Lucy Marsden, 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.

The design team includes Allen Moyer (set), Jane Greenwood (costume), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Peter Fitzgerald (sound) and Wendall K. Harrington (projection). Elliot Martin, Jane Bergère, Ruth Hendel and Mort Swinksy produce the work.

Burstyn won a Tony for her turn in Same Time, Next Year and her Oscar for the film "Alice Doesn't Live Her Anymore" — both in the same year (1975). Other stage credits include 84 Charing Cross Road, Shirley Valentine, Shimada, Sacrilege and Fair Game. Her other Oscar nominated roles include "The Last Picture Show," "The Exorcist," "Same Time, Next Year," "Resurrection" and, most recently, for "Requiem for a Dream."

For tickets to Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, at the Longacre, 220 West 48th St., call (212) 239-6200 or click here.

For more information, visit the show's website at www.confederatewidowonbroadway.com.

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