U.S. thesp to play Mary Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill play

LONDON — U.S. thesp Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”) will return to the West End in the spring to play Mary Tyrone in Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night.”

Metcalf, who appeared at London’s National Theater in 2001 in Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons,” will star opposite David Suchet (“Poirot), who last year won the London’s Critics’ Circle award for his perf in “All My Sons,” and rising talent Kyle Soller, currently appearing in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s “The Faith Machine” at the Royal Court.

Helmed by London-based Anthony Page, whose Gotham credits include the Kathleen Turner/Bill Irwin revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” the production previews at the Apollo theater from April 2, ahead of an April 10 opening. Skedded until Aug. 18, the drama is produced by Nica Burns, Elliot Martin, Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions and Max Weitzenhoffer.

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