Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? originally premiered on Broadway in 1962, blowing audiences away with its searing portrayal of marriage -- making Edward Albee, the playwright, instantly famous. The story revolves around Martha and George, a middle-aged couple, whose marriage is on the verge of crumbling. One night, Martha invites a younger couple, Nick and Honey, for an after-party, much to the displeasure of George. Little do Nick and Honey know that they're about to be dragged into a toxic feud between the older couple. As the night grows old, the elderly couple's bitterness towards each other spills onto the guests, culminating into catharsis.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has won the 1963 Tony Award and the 1962–63 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. The 2020 version will preview on 3 March 2020 and opens on 9 April 2020.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Broadway Reviews | What The Critics Think
“...there’s no shortage of action in this three-act epic of marital dysfunction, American-style.”
- New City Stage on the 2017 Pulse Theater performance.
“It’s the most high-energy and the funniest version of the piece that I have seen...”
- The Independent on the 2017 Harold Pinter Theater performance.
“Albee once said that he would stand at the back of theaters conducting the dialogue. He could tell how a performance was going by the rise and fall and rhythm of the dialogue. By that measure, this one is outstandingly successful.”
- Variety on the 2017 West End Theater performance.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? | Why You Must Watch The Show
The 2020 revival is much-anticipated due to its stellar cast; it features big names like two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran, along with Rupert Everett and Russell Tovey. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, the play takes the audience through a no-holds-barred feud between a long-time married couple. The audience, much like Nick and Honey in the play, is forced to witness all the uncomfortable aspects of Martha and George’s marriage, leaving you with no choice but to face the fact that not all marriages are made in heaven.
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The Booth Theater has a total seating capacity of 783, with two sections: orchestra and mezzanine. The orchestra is the larger of the two, with 502 seats in total. The seats are divided into three subsections: left, center and right. The mezzanine section has 252 seats, which are divided into three subsections with varying seat counts. The theater may be small compared to others, but its wide seating arrangement allows a good view of the stage no matter where your seat is.
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