In an interview for BackStage, Brown says that she will play Amanda in the Minneapolis theatre's production of the famed Tennessee Williams drama. A spokesperson for the Guthrie told Playbill.com that "[Guthrie Artistic Director] Joe [Dowling] and Blair have had discussions about this project. No contracts have been signed, but we're hoping that Blair will be a part of the '06-'07 season." Blair Brown received a 2000 Tony Award for her work in Copenhagen, and her other theatre credits include Humble Boy, James Joyce’s The Dead, Arcadia and Cabaret as well as the Kennedy Center production of A Little Night Music. Perhaps best known for her work on TV’s “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,” Brown’s other screen credits include “Dogville,” “Space Cowboys,” “Law & Order: CI” and “Smallville.”
The Glass Menagerie premiered on Broadway at the Playhouse Theatre in 1945. Directed by Eddie Dowling and Margo Jones, the original production featured Laurette Taylor as Amanda, Eddie Dowling as Tom, Julie Haydon as Laura and Anthony Ross as Jim. The most recent Broadway production cast Jessica Lange as Amanda.
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