Tony Nominee Morton Will Re-Join Sisterhood of August: Osage County in May

News   Tony Nominee Morton Will Re-Join Sisterhood of August: Osage County in May Amy Morton, the Tony Award-nominated actress who was a feminine force of nature as eldest daughter Barbara in the original Chicago and Broadway cast of August: Osage County, will return to the New York production on May 26.
Amy Morton
Amy Morton Photo by Aubrey Reuben

On that day, the Steppenwolf Theater Company production at the Music Box will also welcome the previously announced Tony winner Phylicia Rashad as Violet, the pill-poppin', truth-tellin' matriarch of a dysfunctional Oklahoma family whose father disappears. Estelle Parsons currently plays Violet. Johanna Day is Barbara at the moment.

The production won the 2008 Tony Award as Best Play. Tracy Letts won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Morton — who screams a memorable curtain line in the three-act, three-and-a-half-hour comic drama — is an actress and director, and a Steppenwolf ensemble member since 1997. Her Steppenwolf acting credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (also on Broadway), Betrayal, Last of the Boys, The Well Appointed Room, Berlin Circle, The Royal Family, Homebody/Kabul, Three Days of Rain, The Unmentionables, Cherry Orchard, The Time of Your Life and many others. Directing credits include Our Country's Good, The Weir, Glengarry Glen Ross, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Dublin Carol, Topdog/Underdog, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, The Pillowman, Love Lies Bleeding and The Dresser. Before joining Steppenwolf, she was a member of The Remains Theatre Ensemble for 15 years.

August: Osage County currently features Elizabeth Ashley as Mattie Fae Aiken, Anne Berkowitz, Guy Boyd, John Cullum, Kimberly Guerrero, Brian Kerwin, Mariann Mayberry, Michael Milligan, Sally Murphy, Troy West and Frank Wood.

August: Osage County currently performs Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Friday at 7:30 PM, matinees on Wednesday and Saturdays at 2 PM, Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200. The Music Box Theatre is located at 239 West 45th Street.

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A national tour of August: Osage County will launch this summer, starring Estelle Parsons.

Amy Morton in <i>August: Osage County</i>
Amy Morton in August: Osage County Photo by Joan Marcus