Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Revival Arrives on Broadway

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sandy is the name of the hurricane that’s wreaked havoc in New York City this week, but if you’re looking for stormy weather in the theater, the names you want are George and Martha. They’re the main characters in Edward Albee’s 1962 play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

On a small scale, they pack a punch that has left theater audiences reeling for half a century. To mark the 50th anniversary of the play’s debut, Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago created a new production and it’s now playing at the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood gives his impressions of the new production, directed by Pam MacKinnon, and starring two venerable Steppenwolf figures, Tracy Letts and Amy Morton.

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