A Delicate Balance. John Golden Theatre (see Broadway). By Edward Albee. Directed by Pam MacKinnon. With Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, Martha Plimpton. Running time: 2hrs 45mins. One intermission. A Delicate Balance: In brief Edward Albee won his first Pulitzer Prize for this unnerving and piercingly eloquent 1966 study of fear, madness, addiction and companionship.