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Glenn Close

Glenn Close is heading to Broadway after a two-decade hiatus.

The 67-year-old Tony Award winner has landed a role in a revival of A Delicate Balance, The New York Times reports.

The play is based on Edward Albee’s 1966 Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

A dark comedy, Balance tells the story of a couple who live with an alcoholic relative, played by Tony-winner Lindsay Duncan.

Glenn is cast in the role of Agnes opposite John Lithgow as her husband, Tobias.

Joining the actors will be Martha Plimpton in the role of Julia, the couple’s daughter. Bob Balaban and Clare Higgins will also play friends of the couple who come to live with them.

Tony-winner Pam MacKinnon is directing.

Glenn spoke to the Times on Thursday, revealing she was overjoyed when Scott Rudin contacted her about returning to the Great White Way.

“We spent months reading stacks of plays, and Scott had the great advice that after my being away from Broadway for so long, it would be wonderful to come back in something that was a huge challenge with a great group of actors to play off,” she said.

The actress is also looking forward to digging into the material, and believes audiences will connect to the plot because it remains so relevant today.

“Reading A Delicate Balance, I found it incredibly relevant because I think there is a cosmic fear out there, even more so now than in the 1960s,” she explained. “We’re post-9/11. We have such fears about climate change. The world just seems like a much scarier place. I think the play will really resonate with audiences.”

Glenn took her last Broadway bow in 1994 musical Sunset Boulevard, for which she won a Tony.

A Delicate Balance is scheduled to begin previews on October 20 for an 18-week run opening November 20.

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