After a 20-year absence, Glenn Close is Broadway-bound
She's back and ready to give Broadway another try. Theater audiences will get to experience Glenn Close in Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance.
Sometimes, it takes the right project to get someone back to Broadway. That's exactly what is happening with Glenn Close, who will hit the Great White Way later this year.
She will star in the revival of the Edward Albee play, A Delicate Balance. Close will be joined by former 3rd Rock from the Sun star, John Lithgow.
The show follows a married couple who is struggling to deal with the return of their 36-year-old daughter, played by Martha Plimpton, who is in the midst of her fourth divorce. To add to the chaos, the family also has friends and an alcoholic family member visiting from out of town.
The last time theatergoers saw the 67-year-old star on Broadway was in 1994 during her tumultuous run as Norma Desmond in the musical, Sunset Boulevard. Even though she won the Tony Award for her portrayal, she feuded with producer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and left the production on a sour note.
The Fatal Attraction actress also has two other Tonys on her shelf for Death and the Maiden in 1992 and The Real Thing back in 1984.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play will run for an 18-week engagement only. Previews begin on Oct. 20 and the official opening night will be one month later.
The 2014-15 Broadway season is going to be filled with Hollywood celebrities exercising their acting chops. Besides Close and Lithgow, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Cera, James Earl Jones and Matthew Broderick are all scheduled to appear in shows for next season.
Welcome back to Broadway, Glenn!