By Kenneth Jones
26 Apr 2011
|Photo by Michael Brosilow|
The staging celebrates the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking 1962 play. Pam MacKinnon again directs. Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks will reprise their work as Honey and Nick, respectively.
Opening night will be Oct. 13, 2012, exactly 50 years to the date after the play's original Broadway opening. A Shubert theatre will be announced for the engagement.
This production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? originally ran at the Chicago home of Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Dec. 13, 2010-Feb. 13, 2011) and then transferred to Washington, DC's Arena Stage (Feb. 25-April 10, 2011).
The Broadway production will feature the original Steppenwolf creative team: Todd Rosenthal (set design), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costume design), Allen Lee Hughes (light design) and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design).
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will be presented on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Quint Gallin and Mary Lu Roffe in association with Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Martha Lavey and Executive Director, David Hawkanson). Richards and Frankel previously teamed up with Steppenwolf to present ensemble member Tracy Letts' Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning production of August: Osage County and Superior Donuts on Broadway.
They are also producing Steppenwolf's production of the Pulitzer finalist Detroit by Lisa D'Amour, directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Austin Pendleton, opening on Broadway this fall.