Another light has gone out on Broadway — due to the coronavirus pandemic, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? has canceled its run.
On Saturday, producers of the revival of Edward Albee’s play announced that the production will not open when Broadway resumes performances because of scheduling conflicts for the cast as a result of the shutdown.
Produced by Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, and David Geffen and directed by Joe Mantello, the production was previously set to open on Broadway on Thursday, April 9. Laurie Metcalf was set to star as Martha, Rupert Everett would play George, Patsy Ferran playing Honey, and Russell Tovey as Nick.
Earlier this month, all Broadway theaters shut down in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Broadway League, a trade organization that represents Broadway producers and theater owners, previously said performances will resume on April 13, 2020, but there is no guarantee at this point that will happen. Ticket holders for performances on or before April 12 can contact their point of purchase for refunds and exchanges.
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