Jessica Lange to Star in Broadway’s Long Day’s Journey into Night

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Those who get to the end of each installment of the mini-series AHS wishing for something a little more…epic…should strap in.

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the American Horror Story star will join the cast of an upcoming production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The play clocks in at around four hours if performed with no cuts and, if performed well, can leave its audience thoroughly gutted.

Jessica Lange with Ryan Murphy, 2012 (photo courtesy FX)

A classic of American theater, Long Day is set in the Tyrones’ Connecticut home, with its events taking place over the course of one summer day in 1912.

Lange will play Mary Tyrone, the family matriarch, and will be joined by Gabriel Byrne as James and John Gallagher Jr. (who won a Tony for Spring Awakening) as Edmond. Press notes cite that Roundabout produces in association with AHS creator Ryan Murphy.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night will play the American Airlines Theatre beginning March 31, 2016, the fifth production in a 50th-anniversary season including the previously announced Old Times; Noises Off; Thérèse Raquin (starring Keira Knightley) and She Loves Me. Jonathan Kent, who proved an able handler of the classics with a particularly fierce staging of Medea, directs.

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Last modified: July 3, 2018