‘Dubuque’ to replace ‘Egg’

Alexander to star in Albee revival

Off Broadway’s Signature Theater has pushed back its world preem staging of new Edward Albee play “Laying an Egg,” replacing it with a revival of Albee’s “The Lady From Dubuque” toplined by Jane Alexander.

The Albee offering is part of the lineup that will launch the Signature’s new $60 million facility, opening in February. Delay of the new title will allow the scribe to continue to work on the play, which the Signature plans to produce in a future season.

Little-seen “Dubuque,” to be helmed at the Signature by David Esbjornson, (“Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?”) bowed on Broadway in a short 1980 run. More recently, Maggie Smith toplined a 2007 West End production.

Storyline centers on the arrival of a mysterious older woman and her companion at a gathering of three young couples. Alexander, last on Broadway in the 1998 play “Honor” and seen Off Broadway in 2009 outing “Chasing Manet,” will play the title role.

“Dubuque” will be presented as part of the Signature’s series of productions from scribes who have previously presented entire seasons of work at the company. Other shows on the 2012 slate include three from Athol Fugard, including the Gotham preem of “The Train Driver,” as well as new plays by Katori Hall, Will Eno and Kenneth Lonergan.

“The Lady From Dubuque” is set to begin previews Feb. 14.

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