- “THREE TALL WOMEN IS ESSENTIAL VIEWING. Glenda Jackson exudes uncompromising, defiant strength in every role.” –The New York Times
- “5 STARS. BROADWAY IS FORTUNATE TO DELIVER ONE EVENT A SEASON, AND JACKSON IS THAT EVENT FOR 2017-2018.” –TimeOut New York
- “ELECTRIFYING AND HEART-RENDING. It is with ‘Three Tall Women’ that Edward Albee makes his triumphant return.” –The Wall Street Journal
- “STAGE ACTING DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN GLENDA JACKSON’S PERFORMANCE as the autocratic nonagenarian in Edward Albee’s ‘Three Tall Women.'” –The Hollywood Reporter
- “ONE OF THE HAPPIEST EVENTS IN AMERICAN PLAYWRITING.” –The Village Voice
- “THIS REVIVAL OF THREE TALL WOMEN REALLY IS A STAGGERING EXAMPLE OF PRECISELY WHAT A DRAMATIC ACTOR DOES ONSTAGE. ACTUALLY THREE EXAMPLES.” –Vulture
- “LAURIE METCALF IS HAVING HER BEST YEAR EVER, AND IT’S NOT OVER YET.” –The Washington Post
Glenda Jackson, the two-time Academy Award winner made her long-awaited return to Broadway alongside three-time Emmy, 2017 Tony Award winner, and this season’s Academy Award Nominee, Laurie Metcalf, and Tony Nominee Alison Pill. Three Tall Women won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play. Two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (Wicked) directs.
As an imperious acerbic old woman lies dying, she is tended by two other women and visited by a young man. Albee’s frank dialogue about everything from incontinence to infidelity portrays aging without sentimentality. His scenes are charged with wit, pain, and laughter, and his observations tell us about forgiveness, reconciliation, and our own fates. But it is his probing portrait of the three women that reveals Albee’s genius. Separate characters on stage in the first act, yet actually the same “everywoman” at different ages in the second act, these “tall women” lay bare the truths of our lives—how we live, how we love, what we settle for, and how we die.
Performances at the JOHN GOLDEN THEATRE, 252 West 45th Street, New York City. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.