The Glass Menagerie, with Joe Mantello and Sally Field, Opens March 9

Broadway News   The Glass Menagerie, with Joe Mantello and Sally Field, Opens March 9
 
Tennessee Williams’ classic returns to Broadway with direction by Tony winner Sam Gold.
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Joe Mantello, Sally Field, and Finn Wittrock Julieta Cervantes

The Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, starring two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field and two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, officially opens March 9 at the Belasco Theatre following previews that began February 7.

With direction by Tony winner Sam Gold, the limited run is scheduled through July 2.

Also starring are Finn Wittrock as the Gentleman Caller and Madison Ferris, who is making her Broadway debut in the role of Laura Wingfield.

Williams’ autobiographical “memory play” tells the story of a young man (Mantello) longing to escape the narrow apartment where he lives with his faded Southern belle of a mother (Field). His devotion to his withdrawn and shy sister Laura keeps him in place, until the day when his mother demands he bring home a Gentleman Caller to court the young lady.

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“To say this is a dream come true is an understatement,” Field said in an earlier statement. “Working with the best of the best, from Sam Gold to Joe Mantello to Scott Rudin, on one of the greatest plays ever written is beyond thrilling.” The actor previously played the role of Southern matriarch Amanda Wingfield in 2004 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where she was directed by Gregory Mosher.

Gold first directed this production of Menagerie with a Dutch cast at Toneelgroep Amsterdam in an engagement that garnered rave reviews.

Gold said, “The experience I had doing this play in Amsterdam was life-changing, and the fact that we’ve managed to put together this cast to do it on Broadway is the most perfect outcome I could have imagined. Like any sane person, I’ve been hoping for Sally Field to carve out some time to do a play again. When I saw her Mary Todd Lincoln, I started dreaming of her as Amanda Wingfield. As for Joe Mantello, seeing that original production of Angels in America, in which he starred, was a great source of inspiration for me at the time. Because Joe is such a wonderful director, he has had very little time to act. I'm incredibly lucky that he has agreed to come back to the stage to play Tom.”

The Glass Menagerie features the entire design team from the Toneelgroep Amsterdam production, including Andrew Lieberman (scenic design), Wojciech Dziedzic (costume design), Adam Silverman (lighting design), and Bray Poor (sound design).

The previous revival of Williams' Glass Menagerie featured Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto and was nominated for seven 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play. Lighting designer Natasha Katz won a Tony for that production, which was directed by John Tiffany.

Tickets can be ordered through Telecharge.com, by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 447-7400, or purchased at the Belasco Theatre box office, 111 West 44th Street, New York.

(Updated March 9, 2017)

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