Glenda Jackson returning to the Broadway stage after 29-year absence

19th May 17 | Entertainment News

Veteran actress Glenda Jackson is returning to the Broadway stage for the first time in 29 years.

The Olivier Awards 2017 held at the Royal Albert Hall

The Oscar winner, who turned her back on acting in the 1990s to become a politician, will star in a revival of Edward Albee's play Three Tall Women in February (18).

The production will be directed by Joe Mantello and will also star Laurie Metcalf. This will be the first Broadway run for the Pulitzer Prize-winning stageshow, which originally starred Marian Seldes, Myra Carter and Jordan Baker. It centres on a wealthy woman in her 90s reflecting on her life. The character was inspired by Albee's mother.

Jackson last performed on the Broadway stage in 1988's Macbeth. She made her debut in 1965's The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade.

Earlier this year (17), Jackson won a U.K. Critics' Circle Theatre Award for her 2016 role as King Lear at London's famous Old Vic theatre - her first stage appearance in 25 years.

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