Faye Dunaway to Return to Broadway as Katharine Hepburn

Actress last starred on Broadway in 1982’s “The Curse of an Aching Heart”

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After more than 35 years away, Faye Dunaway will return to Broadway to play Katharine Hepburn in the Broadway premiere of “Tea at Five,” producer Ben Feldman announced on Thursday.

Tony Award-nominee John Tillinger is directing the new version of Matthew Lombardo’s acclaimed play, which was also penned by Lombardo.

“Tea at Five” will have a limited engagement in the summer of 2019. Dates and theater locations will be announced early next year.

“Tea at Five” is a 2002 one-woman play written by Lombardo, which tells the story of Hepburn in a monologue. The play was based on Hepburn’s 1991 book, “Me: Stories of My Life.” It first starred Kate Mulgrew.

Dunaway last starred on Broadway in 1982’s “The Curse of an Aching Heart.” Her other theater credits include Broadway’s 1964 play “The Changeling,” as well as 1964’s “But For Whom Charlie,” 1964’s “After The Fall” and 1961’s “A Man For All Seasons.”

In her career, Dunaway has won an Academy Award, three Golden Globes, a BAFTA and an Emmy. Her film credits include “The Happening,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “The Arrangement” and “Chinatown.” Her TV credits include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI,” “It Had to Be You,” “Christopher Columbus” and “Ellis Island.”