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Debra Winger Coming to Broadway in David Mamet Play

"Terms of Endearment" star Debra Winger will play a prison warden in "The Anarchist" on Broadway

Armed with three Oscar nominations and iconic roles in films like "Terms of Endearment," Debra Winger is finally ready to make her Broadway debut. 

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The husky voiced actress will star opposite Patti Lupone in David Mamet's "The Anarchist," the show's producers said Tuesday. 

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.

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