Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women is set to make its Broadway debut on February 27, 2018, officially opening at The Golden Theatre on March 29. Casting has been finalized with the addition of Alison Pill to the trio that will also include Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf. The production will be directed by Joe Mantello.
Alison Pill received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. She has appeared on Broadway in The House of Blue Leaves, The Miracle Worker, and Mauritius. Pill will appear in this season of American Horror Story: Cult which premieres September 5. She recently starred in the ABC drama “The Family.” She was a series regular on the acclaimed HBO series The Newsroom and the second season of the HBO drama In Treatment.
The play, considered one of Albee’s most-autobiographical, tells the story of three women known simply as A, B, and C. A is an elderly woman who looks back on her life with both warmth and bitterness, as the story of her life unfolds to her two younger companions (one of which is the lawyer for her estate. Soon her secrets and regrets take center stage in a compelling examination of her life and how she affected those along the way.
Three Tall Women played Off-Broadway in 1994 at the Vineyard Theatre, after its 1991 premiere at the English Theatre in Vienna, Austria. Albee won the Pulitzer Prize for Three Tall Women. The Off-Broadway production featured a cast that included Jordan Baker, Myra Carter, and Marian Seldes. The production then transferred to the Promenade Theatre where it ran for over a year.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 9, at 10:00 AM (EST).
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.