Broadway will get Edward Albee's Goat in Spring 2002 — or so producer Elizabeth McCann hopes. The new play, fully titled The Goat or Who is Sylvia/ is about a man who falls in love with a goat. David Esbjornson, who had great success with Albee's The Play About the Baby will direct. As for Baby, the hit production will close at the Century Center Sept. 1. The Play About the Baby, a treatise on the loss of innocence set in a clean white playroom and invaded by two older, cynical strangers, opened Feb, 1 to mostly positive reviews, especially for the play's stars Marian Seldes and Brian Murray, who play Woman and Man. David Burtka, who is Boy, won a Clarence Derwent acting award for his role. Murray and Seldes won OBIE Awards.
Albee also recently enjoyed the triumphant revival of his Tiny Alice at Second Stage. The remounting of the drama — which was reviled in its 1963 premiere — was embraced by critics and, as a result, extended its run.
Albee's 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.