Look Back at Jessica Lange in Long Day's Journey Into Night on Broadway

Photos   Look Back at Jessica Lange in Long Day's Journey Into Night on Broadway
The Tony and Oscar winner, who celebrates her birthday April 20, has cited the role of Mary Tyrone in the Eugene O'Neill classic as an all-time favorite.
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Jessica Lange in Long Day's Journey Into Night
Joan Marcus

April 20, 2019, marks the 70th birthday of screen and stage legend Jessica Lange. Perhaps recently most well-known for her roles on American Horror Story and Feud, Lange's long and illustrious acting career has also included stage turns in the 1992 Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, and the 2005 Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie.

On screen, she earned Oscars for Tootsie (a musical adaptation of which is currently in previews on Broadway) and Blue Sky, plus additional nods for Frances, Country, Sweet Dreams, and Music Box.

To celebrate Lange's milestone birthday, we're taking a look back at her performance in Roundabout Theatre Company's 2016 Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night.

Lange has long cited the role of Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey as an all-time favorite; she originally played the role in a 2000 production of the play at London's Lyric Theatre. The production was slated to move to Broadway until plans fell through; over a decade later, television producer and frequent Lange collaborator Ryan Murphy obtained the American rights to the play.

Long Day's Journey Into Night subsequently opened in a limited engagement on Broadway in March 2016, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre. Lange's performance as Mary Tyrone earned her both critical acclaim and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Flip through the gallery below to take a look back at Lange in the role:

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