The praised new revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has collected nearly $500,000 in ticket sales in the two days since opening on March 20 to largedly positive notices. While this does not begin to equal the $2 million raked in by Spamalot during the day after it opened to rave reviews, a half a million is considered a handsome take for a straight play on Broadway. Woolf stars Bill Irwin and Kathleen Turner as the warring married couple George and Martha. Both received admiring appraisals from critics, many of whom openly admitted in print that their expectations had been somewhat modest.
The Broadway revival is the first for the famous play since Albee himself directed it in 1976. Anthony Page directs and David Harbour and Mirelle Enos complete the cast. The show is playing at the Longacre Theatre.