Actress to star in Old Vic staging

Eve Best will play the title role in John Webster’s Jacobean drama “The Duchess of Malfi” at Kevin Spacey’s Old Vic Theater in London, where the show begins its run in March.

Brit thesp Best (“Nurse Jackie”) made her Broadway debut in the 2007 Gotham transfer of Howard Davies’ Old Vic production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Moon for the Misbegotten.”

Macabre storyline of “Malfi” follows a 16th century Italian duchess who marries below her social station and suffers a terrible fate at the hands of her scheming brothers.

The production will be helmed by rising star Jamie Lloyd (“Piaf,” “The Pride”) and designed by regular collaborator Soutra Gilmour. Beginning previews March 17, the production opens March 28.

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