Tony Nomination Spotlight – Three Tall Women

Three Tall Women

Three Tall Women

Six 2018 Tony Award 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.

A Multifaceted Woman:

A revival of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning treasure, Three Tall Women looks at personality, survival and self-deception through the eyes of three women.

From the Producers:

Three women of different ages talk about their lives and their relationships with their families. Gradually it emerges that they may all be the same woman.

A Modern Masterpiece:

American playwright Edward Albee is known for works such as The Zoo Story, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance. His plays are often considered as frank examinations of the modern condition. Three Tall Women had its world premiere at the English Theatre, Vienna, Austria in June 1991. The play’s first American production opened Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 1994, followed by a run later that year at the Promenade Theatre. Three Tall Women won the Drama Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle awards for best play, as well as Albee’s third Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Cast & Creatives:

The production marks the Broadway return of two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson, on the heels of her triumphant reappearance last season on London’s West End after a 25-year absence. She stars alongside three-time Emmy and Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf (Misery, A Doll’s House. Part 2) and Tony nominee Alison Pill (The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The House of Blue Leaves). Two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (Assasins, The Humans) directs.

Reviews:

New York Times – “Torrentially exciting…Mantello’s chic, devastating staging was worth the wait.”

Hollywood Reporter – “Stage acting doesn’t get any better than Jackson’s…[she] shows no trace of rustiness in a characterization of such diamond-hard ferocity you dare not take your eyes off her…in Mantello’s crystalline production of this brittle but moving play.”

New York Daily News – “Superb…directed with a sure hand and more than a touch of class by Mantello. The breathtaking Jackson…is back with a vengeance in a juicy role.”

Time Out New York – “Glenda Jackson gives a towering performance in the exquisite new revival of Albee’s brutally truthful drama…[she] tears through the grandeur and pathos with ferocious command.”

Laurie Metcalf Talks Women:

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