Steppenwolf revival to open in fall 2012
The Steppenwolf Theater Company’s revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is Broadway-bound — but not for a while yet.Staging of Albee’s 1962 play will open on the Main Stem Oct. 13, 2012, exactly 50 years after the play’s original Rialto bow. Broadway incarnation of this production of “Woolf,” which has also has had runs at Chicago’s Steppenwolf and at Arena Stage in D.C., re-teams commercial producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel with Steppenwolf, after previously partnering to bring plays “August: Osage County,” “Superior Donuts” and the upcoming “Detroit” to the Main Stem. “August” scribe Tracy Letts co-stars in “Woolf” alongside “August” thesp Amy Morton. Both were original cast members of “Woolf” along with Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks, who will also reprise their roles on Broadway. Pam MacKinnon helms. “Virginia Woolf” last appeared on Broadway in a 2005 revival that starred Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, who took home a Tony for his perf. Richards and Frankel lead a commercial producing team that includes Susan Quint Gallin and Mary Lu Roffe, producing in association with Steppenwolf. Show is planned to open at a Shubert theater to be determined.