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10 don’t-miss Broadway divas, debuts and dramas for 2019

Ring out the old, ring in the new: Here’s my countdown to the 10 personalities, shows and backstage dramas I’m looking forward to in 2019. 10. Glenda Jackson delivered an unforgettable performance last year as the tough old lady in Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women.” This spring, she’ll be back as tough old King Lear. She played the role to great acclaim in London two years ago, but this is a new production from director Sam Gold. I hope some pompous interviewer asks her about a line in “Lear” so she can savage him the way she did one critic, who told her he’d written an essay about Shakespeare for an academic journal. “You’re the people I avoid like the plague!” she snarled. 9. The first play I ever saw was Ar ...