Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Steppenwolf's production now on Broadway

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Directed by Tony Award® nominee Pam MacKinnon, our critically acclaimed production of Edward Albee’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened on Broadway on Saturday, October 13, 2012, exactly 50 years to the day after the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday, October 13, 1962.

The production features the original cast, led by Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, the playwright and the star of the Pulitzer and Tony Award®-winning smash hit August: Osage County.

Letts and Morton face off as George and Martha, one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee’s hilarious and provocative masterpiece. They are joined by Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks as the unwitting young couple invited over to George and Martha’s for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire.

Reviews

Taking No Prisoners in Boozy, Brutal Head Games
—New York Times

"The soul ache this superlative staging leaves behind is accompanied by a feeling far more emotionally enriching: the exhilaration of a fresh encounter with a great work of theater revitalized anew."

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Astonishing Revival of WHO'S AFRAID?
—Huffington Post

"Pam MacKinnon proves again that she is a master at pacing and getting the best out of her actors who are wrestling with tough material."

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Stage Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
—EW

"It's been exactly 50 years since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? first brayed its way onto Broadway, but Edward Albee's four-person drama has lost none of its searing psychological power over the years. Grade: A."

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VIRGINIA WOOLF Turns 50, with Potent New Revival
—USA Today

"You'll leave the gathering shaken and sobered, but also exhilarated. All golden anniversaries should be this memorable."

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Steppen-Woolf Revival is a Howl on Broadway, Filled with Humor and Heartbreak
—New York Daily News

Fifty years after warring spouses George and Martha first waged battle, Edward Albee’s WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? still packs a wallop that leaves you shaken."

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Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Packs a Surprising Punch
—Newsday

"This is one of those forget-everything-you-know evenings, as immediate and surprising and unflinching as Edward Albee's marital stunner must have felt, in some different ways, in 1962."

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Theater Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
—Time Out New York

"Steered to that level of hard, vivid reality by MacKinnon’s keen eye and pitch-perfect ear for group rhythms, this may be the finest WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? for years to come."

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Boozy Betrayals Spark Chaos in Brilliant WOOLF
—Business Week

"Five Stars. It’s unforgiving, and it’s also unforgettable."

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Steppenwolf’s VIRGINIA WOOLF Loses No Bite on Broadway
—Chicago Sun-Times

"Letts is so blisteringly good—so incisive in every shift of mood and strategy and cuttingly comic barb."

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Chicago-Style VIRGINIA WOOLF Cuts Deep on Broadway
—Chicago Tribune

"Letts sharpens the play's knife, making George and Martha far more dangerous."

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Theater Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
—Vulture

"The star is Mackinnon herself, who has approached WHO'S AFRAID as a symphonic piece."

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WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: Theater Review
—The Hollywood Reporter

"This superlative 50th anniversary revival shows that Edward Albee's marital-warfare masterwork remains in a class of its own."

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