The pre-Broadway engagement of Tea at Five, starring Academy Award-winner Faye Dunaway as Katharine Hepburn, is set to open in Boston June 28 after beginning preview performances June 22. The reworked adaptation of Matthew Lombardo’s solo play is scheduled to run through July 14 at the Huntington Theatre.
The new adaptation streamlines the two-act format into 90 minutes and focuses primarily on Hepburn in 1983 as she recovers from a car accident injury, looking back on her famed romance with Spencer Tracy. The production is directed by John Tillinger, who helmed the original Kate Mulgrew–led production in 2002.
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Faye Dunaway in Tea at Five
Tea at Five, produced by Ben Feldman and Scott Beck, features sets by Scott Pask, lighting by Kevin Adams, costumes by Jane Greenwood, sound design by John Gromada, projections by Aaron Rhyne, and wig design by Tom Watson.
Tea at Five will mark the Network Oscar winner's first Broadway performance since 1982's The Curse of an Aching Heart. Her additional stage credits include the national tour of Master Class (playing another legendary performer: Maria Callas) and Broadway's The Changeling, But For Whom Charlie, and After the Fall in repertory.