Liv Ullmann Returns to the Stage in Norwegian Production of Long Day's Journey Into Night

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Tony and Academy Award-nominated actress Liv Ullmann has returned to the stage, playing morphine-addicted mother Mary Tyrone in a touring Norwegian production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The production, directed by Stein Winge and presented by the touring repertory company the Riksteatret, opened Sept. 1 in Oslo. It will tour about 50 venues throughout Norway this fall, before ending its run in December at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm was the home of Ullmann's most famous collaborator, the late Swedish film and stage director Ingmar Bergman. The films she made under his direction include "Saraband," "Autumn Sonata," "The Serpent's Egg," "Face to Face" (Oscar nomination), "Scenes from a Marriage," "Cries and Whispers" and "Persona." Her other film credits include "A Bridge Too Far," "Forty Carats," "Lost Horizon" and "The Emigrants" (Oscar nomination).

Ullmann is also an accomplished stage actress, winning Tony nominations for her work in Annie Christie and A Doll's House. Her other Broadway appearances include Ghosts and I Remember Mama. She played Mother Courage in Norway and was seen in Harold Pinter's Old Times in London.

More recently, Ullman has concentrated on directing films and stage productions, most notably a Sydney Theatre Company revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Cate Blanchett, that enjoyed sell-out runs at Washington's Kennedy Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music this past winter. She has been announced to direct the upcoming John Mellencamp-Stephen King musical The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

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