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Three Tall Women

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Winner of 2 Tony Awards

Closed June 24, 2018

'Three Tall Women' is rigorous but also generous, even loving, to its characters - and audience

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Why See Three Tall Women?

Starring Tony Winner Glenda Jackson & Laurie Metcalf


Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1994 play is set to make its Broadway debut in 2018, starring three incredible leading ladies; Laurie Metcalf (Misery), two-time Academy Award-winner as Drama Desk winner Brit Glenda Jackson, who is fresh from her lauded role as King Lear in the West End, and Tony nominee Alison Pill (The House of Blue Leaves). It's helmed by the formidable Joe Mantello, who has won two Tony Awards for his work directing hit musicals Take Me Out and Assassins.

A tale of three woman - or is it?

This engaging four-hander explores the troubled relationships between an elderly woman, her caretaker, her lawyer and her estranged son. Based in part on Albee's own estrangement with his upper-class WASP parents due to his homosexuality, he later described it as an "exorcism". The three female characters, A, B and C switch between playing three different women, to different incarnations of Woman A at varying stages throughout her life, as she reminisces about her choices and relationships that have led her here, to her death bed. Her son remains mute throughout the play, although his presence causes some consternation with A and B due to his sexuality.

Did you know?

Although not the first time to be seen in New York (it played at the Off-Broadway Vineyard Theatre in 1994), it premiered in Austria in 1991 before heading to London's West End. In fact, Dame Maggie Smith has appeared in the play twice; once in 1994 and again in 2011!

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Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 27 February 2018

Opening night: 29 March 2018

Audience

Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre

Run time

One hour and 45 minutes with no intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Glenda Jackson as A
Laurie Metcalf as B
Allison Pill as C

Creative

Directed by Joe Mantello
Written by Edward Albee

Awards

Tony Awards, 2018 - Wins

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Glenda Jackson
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - Laurie Metcalf

Tony Awards, 2018 - Nominations

Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Glenda Jackson
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - Laurie Metcalf

Tony Awards, 2018 - Nominations

Best Revival of a Play Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Glenda Jackson Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - Laurie Metcalf

Tony Awards, 2018 - Nominations

Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Glenda Jackson
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play - Laurie Metcalf
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Best Costume Design of a Play
Best Direction of a Play - Joe Mantello

DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS

Distinguished Performance Award - Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf
Outstanding Revival Of A Broadway or Off-Broadway Play

Drama Desk Awards 2018 - Wins

Outstanding Actress in a Play - Glenda Jackson
The Hudson Scenic Studio Award for Outstanding Set Design Of A Play

Drama Desk Awards 2018 - Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Play
Outstanding Actress in a Play - Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf
Outstanding Director of a Play
The Hudson Scenic Studio Award for Outstanding Set Design of a Play - Miriam Buether
Outstanding Costume Design for a Play - Ann Roth
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play - Paul Gallo

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Anonymous: “Three Tall Women”

Loved It, A wonderful night of drama and laughs, Not for children, great... more

Ed : “Three tall women ”

A remarkable cast directed brilliantly. Glenda Jackson is a force of nature... more

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