Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells No More; Show Closes on Broadway

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Following only one official performance, the Broadway staging of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All at the Longacre Theatre has closed Nov. 18.

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

The production played 19 previews and one performance. The work opened Nov. 17 to unfavorable reviews.

Ellen Burstyn starred in the solo show which made its world premiere with the actress at San Diego's Globe Theatre earlier this year. The show began previews on Broadway Oct. 31. Don Scardino (A Few Good Men) directed.

Martin Tahse's adaptation of the Allan Garganus novel with the same title sets Lucy Marsden, a child bride of a 50-year old Civil War veteran, at a charity benefit at a retirement home. Marsden retells stories from her life, at times imitating the many characters including her husband, his childhood friend, her mother-in-law, servant among others.

Elliot Martin, Jane Bergère, Morton Swinsky, Ruth Hendel and Everett King produce Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All for Broadway.

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