Armed with three Oscar nominations and iconic roles in films like "Terms of Endearment," Debra Winger is finally ready to make her Broadway debut.
She will play a female prison warden, a part initially intended for "Roseanne" actress Laurie Metcalf, who has left the production due to a scheduling conflict. The play dramatizes a former political radical's pleas for parole.
Winger has never appeared on the Great White Way, but she does have some theatrical credits to her name. She previously appeared in "How I Learned to Drive" and "Ivanov" at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts and "The Exonerated" in New York.
Aside from her role as a cancer-stricken mother in "Terms of Endearment," Winger scored Academy Awards recognition for her performances in the romantic dramas "Shadowlands" and "An Officer and a Gentleman."
She has been largely absent from the big screen over the past decade, but did have a memorable supporting role as a frosty matriarch in "Rachel Getting Married" and a character arc on the HBO drama "In Treatment."
Performances of "The Anarchist" begin Tuesday, November 13, and open on Sunday, December 2, at a Shubert Theatre to be announced.