The bold work, dubbed Oedipus el Rey, marks the the MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner's return to New York theater.
The stage always welcomes us as the cooling temperatures of autumn slowly nudge us back indoors.
Close won the 1994 Tony when she originated the role in the musical.
"It's a slapstick, high-octane comedy, and, at the same time, its warnings for humanity and our survival are dire and profound."
The show is shaping to be quite the amalgamation of hilarious personalities.
Ryan Raftery's The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart opens Monday, August 7 in NYC.
Don’t let it go just yet.