Glenda Jackson’s playing a man on Broadway

Glenda Jackson’s playing a man on Broadway

In the event you missed her as a lady, you’ll be able to catch her as a man: Glenda Jackson, scorching off a Tony Award for “Three Tall Girls,” will return to Broadway subsequent spring because the title character of a gender-blind “King Lear.”

It’s a position the 82-year-old Oscar winner performed earlier than, to ecstatic critiques, for London’s Previous Vic Theater — her first stage efficiency after 23 years, throughout which era she served in Parliament.

“Lear,” set to start out previews March 6 earlier than opening April 11 at a yet-to-be-named Broadway theater, will characteristic a totally different director and solid, nonetheless to be introduced. However the sturdy Jackson appears prepared for every thing.

“Performing ‘King Lear’ in London was a great and fulfilling expertise, however that is a position you proceed to work on and to make new discoveries,” she stated.

Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Girls,” starring Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Capsule as three elements of the identical formidable matriarch, ended its run Sunday. Not solely did Jackson win the Tony for it, however the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards as nicely.

We are able to solely think about how she’ll tear into “Lear.”

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