New in 2018 A revival of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece that follows the interactions between three women who represent different versions of the same woman in her 90s, 50s, and 20s.
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.
"Three Tall Women" had its world premiere at the English Theatre, Vienna, Austria in June 1991. The play opened Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 1994, followed by a run later that year at the Promenade Theatre. Three Tall Women was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1994 (Albee's third), as well as the Drama Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle awards for best play.
Directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello ("Assasins," "The Humans"), 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").
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.
2018 Drama Desk Nominations: Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf), Outstanding Director of a Play, Outstanding Set Design of a Play, Outstanding Costume Design for a Play, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play.
2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Outstanding Actress In A Play (Glenda Jackson), Outstanding Featured Actress In A Play (Laurie Metcalf).
Torrentially exciting...Mantello's chic, devastating staging was worth the wait. The tone darkens even as the play remains raucously funny. The themes eventually start to recycle with more panache than novelty. Still, time has been good to [the play] and Mantello's production further burnishes its insights and confirms its originality. [The] three women...honor a play that despite its frailties and wrinkles has aged beautifully, into a burning, raving classic.
"Three Tall Women" is far from an easy evening of theater. The text, by turns poignant and funny, can also be prickly and distant. It is an imperfect play, but there are two excellent reasons to see [it]: Jackson and Metcalf. Jackson...remains ferocious, and a delight to watch at work. Metcalf is a fine match for the imposing Jackson, and makes that task look effortless. Jackson is such a gift to have back on stage, it is no wonder we are left wanting more.