Kate Burton, who received two Tony nominations this season for her work in The Elephant Man and the now-closed Hedda Gabler, recently admitted that she hopes to star in a production of The Royal Family the year after next. The actress, who received glowing reviews for her Hedda Gabler earlier this season and who currently stars in the Billy Crudup revival of The Elephant Man, spoke about the George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber play at the May 15 Tony Nominees luncheon. "We'd really like to do The Royal Family," Burton said, "Nicholas Martin and myself and Marian Seldes. We've all wanted to do it for a long time. We'd done it before at Williamstown many years ago, and Marian [was] so brilliant as the older actress."
The former star of Jake's Women also confessed that she plans to take a year off from theatre after Elephant Man ends its run to concentrate on TV and film work. "I have a movie coming out called 'Swim Fan,' which is kind of a teenage 'Fatal Attraction,' where I play the mom of the leading boy, and I'm in 'Unfaithful,' which just opened. I have a nice part in that. So, I'm really going to focus on film and TV for about a year."