The partnership of Jessica Lange and Ryan Murphy is continuing on the Broadway stage.
Lange will make her long-rumored return to Broadway in a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night, produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Murphy. The play begins previews on March 31, 2016, in anticipation of an official opening night on April 19 at the American Airlines Theatre.
Lange will be joined by Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne (as James) and Tony winner John Gallagher Jr. (as Edmond) in the Jonathan Kent-directed engagement.
Lange plays recovering morphine addict Mary Tyrone, following her Olivier Award-nominated performance in the role in a 2000 production on the West End. An Emmy and Oscar winner, Lange would stand a strong chance of completing the coveted EGOT should she be included in the Tony Awards conversation (so long as someone gives her a juicy audiobook to read).
Long Day’s Journey is part of RTC’s 50th anniversary season, which includes Therese Raquin (with Keira Knightley), She Loves Me (with Josh Radnor and Laura Benanti), Old Times (with Clive Owen), and Noises Off (with Andrea Martin).