National Tour of Virginia Woolf? Kicks Off in D.C. Jan. 4

News   National Tour of Virginia Woolf? Kicks Off in D.C. Jan. 4 After starring in the Broadway and London productions of the acclaimed revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin reprise their roles in the show's national tour, which begins performances Jan. 4 at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater.
Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Turner plays Martha to Irwin's George, roles that have won the actors rave reviews and awards. Irwin won a Tony Award for his work in the Broadway production, and Turner picked up an Evening Standard Award for her performance in the London run. They are joined on the tour by Kathleen Early as Honey and David Furr as Nick. Furr took over the role of Nick from David Harbour in the Broadway incarnation of Virginia Woolf? Kathleen Early's credits include the Off-Broadway production of Albee's The Play About the Baby.

Anthony Page directed the Broadway production — which opened March 20, 2005, and closed Sept. 5 after eight previews and 177 performances — and also directs the tour. The creative team also features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski and sound design by Mark Bennett and Michael Creason.

Following its Kennedy Center enagagement, which ends Jan. 28, the tour will play Los Angeles (Ahmanson Theatre, Feb. 6-March 18), San Francisco (theatre to be announced, April 11-May 12) and Tucson (Music Hall, May 15-20).

For more information visit www.kennedy-center.org.

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