In the Company of Women: The Constant Wife Star Kate Burton Nabs Third Nom

Tony Awards   In the Company of Women: The Constant Wife Star Kate Burton Nabs Third Nom
With two Tony Award nominations under her belt — for Hedda Gablerand The Elephant Man, both in the same year — Kate Burton takes her third nomination this year for her turn in the Broadway revival of W. Somerset Maugham's The Constant Wife.

Having tackled arguably the mother of all classic female theatrical roles in Hedda Gabler, Burton was primed for her turn in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival, though she takes no credit. "My biggest challenge was the enormity of that part. It was gigantic. That one was not emotionally taxing, but what was taxing was really discovering how to navigate the play," Burton explained to "I have to give all the credit to my director Mark Brokaw because he really had a clear sense of how to and I felt like without him I would have been at sea."

Burton is nominated opposite her co-star Lynn Redgrave as well as Rabbit Hole matriarch Cynthia Nixon, Souvenir star Judy Kaye and Well's pen-performer Lisa Kron.

The company of women is something Burton is not only used to, but in fact, enjoyed during her run. "It's always interesting to hear the audiences reactions. We get different reactions at the matinee than we do at the evenings. With The Constant Wife, because it was such a female show, the matinees were just delicious because our lovely older ladies had a deep appreciation for The Constant Wife. It's a play that really sings to a woman."

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