Angela Lansbury is heading back to Broadway - at the age of 90
Dame Angela Lansbury is heading back to Broadway - at the age of 90.
The veteran actress has no time for retirement, and will instead star in a revival of the 1955 play The Chalk Garden.
She last trod the board on the Broadway stage back in 2012 in Gore Vidal's The Best Man, and has a long and varied acting career including Murder, She Wrote.
Dame Angela told theatre publication Playbill: "A lot of people knew I was angling to do it."
Scott Rudin and Andrew Bryan will produce, although no venue or date has yet been confirmed.
The original run of The Chalk Garden received a best play Tony nomination in 1956. It centres around a wealthy woman - Dame Angela's Mrs St Maugham - looking for a governess for her spoiled and troubled grandchild.
Dame Angela herself has won a total of five Tony Awards throughout her career.
Asked for a sentence on why he was producing the revival, Scott Rudin told Deadline: "I don't need a sentence! Two words: Angela Lansbury."
In a Telegraph interview in 2015, she said: "I've never been particularly aware of my age.
"It's like being on a bicycle - I just put my foot down and keep going. I never look at my face and think 'God, you're getting old' or think of running out of steam."