Laurie Metcalf & Eddie Izzard to Star in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

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The new revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has tapped the talented Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard. 

News that the duo will play the battling couple at the heart of the renowned play was announced by producer Scott Rudin (To Kill a Mockingbird)Saturday. 

The production will run a limited engagement beginning on March 2, 2020, with opening night slated for April 9. The production is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked).

According to Entertainment Weekly, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will mark Metcalf’s fourth consecutive season appearing in a major role in a Broadway play. She’s won Tony Awards for her roles in A Doll’s House and Three Tall Women. Izzard’s Broadway credits include the revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Race. 

The production will also star Russell Tovey and Patsy Ferran.