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Jessica Lange is returning to Broadway next year in "Long Day's Journey Into Night"

By Tolly Wright

The award winning actress—two Oscars, three Emmys, and a certified crap ton of others—is set to star in a Ryan Murphy produced revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night". While it's been 10 years since the 2005 production of "The Glass Menagerie" where the fierce Thesbian goddess last graced the Great White Way, she's stayed in the public's eye—and nightmares—with Murphy's "American Horror Story."  

There's no doubt in our minds that Lange will deliver brilliant levels of intensity to the morphine-addicted matriarch of O'Neill's iconic, especially considering she's done the play before. In fact, she won a prestigious Oliver award for playing the same part in a London West End Production back in 2000. According to a very candid (read: drunk) interview actor Brian Dennehy did with Time Out Chicago, the actress was also supposed to be in the 2003 Broadway production, but the deal fell through and Vanessa Redgrave took the stage instead. In said conversation Dennehy also called Lange a "bitch, bitch, bitch," by which, we presume, he meant "bad-ass bitch."  

The play will also star Irish actor Gabriel Byrne at the Roundabout Theater, which will be in its 50th anniversary season. The production is slated to go into previews in March 2016.   


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