Three Tall Women
After a 30-year absence, Glenda Jackson is returning to Broadway. The two-time Oscar-winner and Tony nominee will star in the long-awaited Broadway premiere of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women. She’ll be joined by Tony winner and three-time Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf and Tony nominee Alison Pill. Maybe the title of the play should be Three Fabulous Women!
Jackson's long-awaited return to Broadway follows her sold-out run in King Lear in 2016 at London's Old Vic, which brought her back to the stage after a 25-year absence. An Oscar winner for Women in Love and A Touch of Class, she also won two Emmy Awards for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC serial Elizabeth R. Metcalf recently starred on Broadway in A Doll's House, Part 2 as Nora Helmer, a role that earned her a Tony nomination. Pill received a Tony Award nomination for her Broadway debut in The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
Three Tall Women is a beautifully wrought portrait of a woman in life's final act, and is Albee's most personal work, inspired by his relationship with his adoptive mother. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1994, it received the New York Drama Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle awards for best play. Filled with wicked humor, stinging retorts, and keen observations, Three Tall Women is a most truthful look at the arc of a life.
“An extraordinarily brilliant play. Three Tall Women is the best, most forceful play [Albee] has given us…To be truthful about death is admirable, but to be elegant at the same time is almost Mozartian.” New York Post
“A dazzler…Worthy of mention in the same breath as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and A Delicate Balance. Three Tall Women blazes as bright as a midsummer day. Electrifying and heartrending, each of Albee's women is memorable…" Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, June 20 @ $369.00 (1 available)
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Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. (See our Directions page for a map and detailed driving directions.) Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at the New York Palace on Madison Ave., between 50th & 51st St and then at 57th and Madison. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video. We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.