Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? alums Tracy Letts and Carrie Coon are getting hitched. The Tony-nominated stars are engaged to be married, Coon revealed to The Capital Times. The couple will wed at a courthouse on a yet-to-be determined date.
Sparks apparently flew between Letts (George) and Coon (Honey) during the Virginia Woolf engagement, which ran from October 2012 through March 2013 at Broadway’s Booth Theatre. “We had a little showmance,” Coon admitted. The duo bonded during prior runs of Virginia Woolf in Washington, D.C. and Chicago—both actors reside in the Windy City. "Tracy and I are going to maintain a home in Chicago," Coon said. "That's a priority for us. That's our home—we love our home and we want to work in our home."
Letts, a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning playwright for August: Osage County, will join TV's Homeland as a series regular this fall. Both Coon and Letts made their Broadway acting debuts in Virginia Woolf, and will attend the 2013 Tony Awards together as nominees. The couple is in good company—Tony nominee Patina Miller’s fiance David Mars popped the question on opening night of Pippin, and Kinky Boots nominee Annaleigh Ashford got engaged to her beau Joe Tapper last summer.
Coon is reportedly wearing a white dress to the awards ceremony on June 9, but not to her upcoming wedding. "I'll pull something out of the closet, something I've had for five years," Coon said. "Nothing special for this—the specialness will be in other ways."
I had no idea they were dating! I saw them arrive at the Drama Desks together, but I just assumed they were there as co-stars and nominees. Oop at me. Congrats to them! They were the best George and Honey I've ever seen, Carrie especially. I will be stupidly happy if she wins the Tony on Sunday.
Also, the Broadway tag is getting a workout tonight! Wow.