In a brief and surprise announcement, producer Ben Feldman dropped the news that Dunaway, after an absence of more than 35 years from the Broadway stage, will play Hepburn in the Broadway premiere next summer of playwright Matthew Lombardo’s one-woman-play Tea at Five. The play, in a new version by Lombardo written for this production, will be directed by the Tony-nominated John Tillinger.
Tea at Five will play a strictly limited engagement in the summer of 2019. Additional information, including the complete creative team, dates, and theater will be announced early next year.
The announcement comes on the very day that director Ivo van Hove’s Broadway production of Network is set to open. The 1976 film version won Dunaway an Oscar.
Dunaway’s last appearance on Broadway was in 1982’s The Curse of an Aching Heart, a