Will ‘Virginia Woolf’ next season scare off Laurie Metcalf’s 3rd consecutive Tony Award this season for ‘Hillary and Clinton’?

Just as “Hillary and Clinton” opens on Broadway, its star Laurie Metcalf has already lined up her next Broadway gig, and it’s an iconic one at that. The two-time Tony Award winner will return to Broadway next spring in a remounting of Edward Albee’s legendary play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” opposite Eddie Izzard, Russell Tovey and Patsy Ferran. Joe Mantello, who led Metcalf to her second Tony win last year and could help her win her third this year for “Hillary,” will direct the revival.

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Although 11 months out from its first performance, Metcalf’s role will mark the actress’s fifth consecutive season treading the boards on the Great White Way. Could it impact her Tony prospects this season? If Metcalf wins the Tony this year for playing a fictionalized version of Hillary Clinton, she
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