Faye Dunaway to Play Katharine Hepburn on Broadway
Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn played some iconic characters throughout her career, but the actress was equally fascinating herself. And now, part of her story will be told by a fellow Oscar winner on the stage.
Faye Dunaway is set to star in a revival of "Tea at Five," a one-woman play featuring Hepburn delivering a monologue about her life. The original production starred Kate Mulgrew ("Orange Is the New Black") and opened in 2002.
According to Playbill, this new version of the Matthew Lombardo play will be updated a bit from its previous format, with a shorter running time, and will "focus primarily on Hepburn in 1983 as she recovers from her car accident injury and looks back on her famed romance with Spencer Tracy." Original director John Tillinger will return to helm once again.
Hepburn is one of the most celebrated actresses in history, and still holds the record for most acting Oscar wins, with four (for "Morning Glory," "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "The Lion in Winter," and "On Golden Pond"). Dunaway is no slouch in the screen legend department, either, having taken home the Best Actress Academy Award for "Network." She last appeared on Broadway in 1982, in "The Curse of an Aching Heart."
"Tea at Five" will run for a limited engagement sometime next summer.