Ivey to Star in Long Wharf's Glass Menagerie

News   Ivey to Star in Long Wharf's Glass Menagerie Tony Award-winning actress Judith Ivey will head the cast of the Long Wharf Theatre's production of The Glass Menagerie next spring.
Judith Ivey
Judith Ivey

Ivey has signed to portray Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams' poignant drama, which will be directed by Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein. The Glass Menagerie will run May 13-June 7, 2009. "This is in the list of the great American plays, a play I've loved for decades and that I've always wanted to do," Edelstein said in a previous statement.

Williams' 1945 memory play centers on the timid Laura Wingfield, her mother Amanda and her brother Tom, who longs for a world beyond his crippled family.

Complete casting for The Glass Menagerie will be announced at a later date.

Judith Ivey is a two-time Tony winner for her performances in Steaming and Hurlyburly. Ivey most recently starred on Broadway in the 2001 revival of Follies and the Off-Broadway double-bill of Edward Albee's The American Dream and The Sandbox. Her directorial credits include Secrets of a Soccer Mom, the world premiere of The Butcher of Baraboo, as well as Yeardley Smith: More, Southern Comforts and Fugue.

Ivey will also direct the Broadway-bound Vanities, which will play the Pasadena Playhouse Aug. 22-Sept. 28, prior to its New York bow.

For more information visit longwharf.org.

The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.