Edward Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Extends Through February 24, 2013

Due to overwhelming critical acclaim, producers of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? have announced that the 50th anniversary Broadway revival has been extended, and is now on sale through February 24, 2013. The production, which was originally on sale through January 27, 2013, officially opened on October 13, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), exactly 50 years to the day of the play’s original Broadway opening on Saturday, October 13, 1962.

Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

Here’s what critics had to say:

“A SUPERLATIVE PRODUCTION! Tracy Letts is a revelation, an electrifying performance.”

“AN ASTONISHING MASTERPIECE! Tracy Letts gives a simply stunning performance, an actor at the top of his game. This hysterically funny production also proves that love is at the heart of this play. Amy Morton is FEROCIOUS AND VERY PROVOCATIVE!”

“SENSATIONAL! A searing, unforgettable revival of Albee’s domestic fireworksdisplay! GRADE: A”

“FEROCIOUSLY ENTERTAINING! You’ll leave the gathering shaken and sobered, but also exhilarated.”

“VISCERAL, THRILLING, AND DEEPLY HUMAN! You may think you’ve seen this play before, but this is one of those forget-everything-you-know evenings; as immediate and surprising and unflinching as this marital stunner must have felt in 1962.”

“POWERFUL AND REVEALING! Filled with humor and heartbreak that packs a wallop!”

“The staging by Pam MacKinnon is pitch-perfect. IT’S THEATER AS GOOD AS IT GETS!”

“UNFORGETTABLE! It grabs you and never lets you go.”

One of America’s most acclaimed theatre ensembles takes on one of the greatest plays of the 20th century in the Steppenwolf Theatre Companyproduction of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Directed by Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park), the production features the original Steppenwolf cast led by Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, the playwright and the star of the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning smash hit August: Osage County. The two face off as George and Martha, one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee’s hilarious and provocative masterpiece. They are joined by Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks as the unwitting young couple invited over to George and Martha’s for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire.

This production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? originally ran at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company from December 2, 2010 – February 13, 2011 before transferring to Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage, where it ran fromFebruary 25 – April 10, 2011

The Broadway production features the original Steppenwolf creative team: Todd Rosenthal (scenic design), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costume design), Allen Lee Hughes (lighting design) and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design).

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is presented on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Quint Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Kit Seidel, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Patty Baker, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Richard Gross, Jam Theatricals, Cheryl Lachowicz, Michael Palitz, Dramatic Forces/Angelina Fiordellisi, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Ken Greiner, Kathleen K. Johnson, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Will Trice, and GFour Productions. Richards and Frankel previously teamed up with Steppenwolf (Artistic Director Martha Lavey and Executive Director David Hawkanson) to present ensemble member Tracy Letts’ Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning production of August: Osage County and Superior Donuts on Broadway.