Judith Ivey Will Play Amanda in Glass Menagerie Off-Broadway

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Two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey will repeat her recent acclaimed Long Wharf Theatre performance as Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie in Manhattan, Variety reported.
Judith Ivey in the Long Wharf Theatre run of The Glass Menagerie
Judith Ivey in the Long Wharf Theatre run of The Glass Menagerie Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Roundabout Theatre Company will present director Gordon Edelstein's Long Wharf production at Off-Broadway's Laura Pels Theatre in spring 2010. The run ended in New Haven June 7 after opening May 20 at Long Wharf, where Edelstein is artistic director. Ivey (Hurlyburly, Steaming, Follies) portrayed matriarch Amanda Wingfield in a cast that also featured Patch Darragh (Our Town, Crimes of the Heart) as Tom Wingfield, Keira Keeley (The Thugs) as Laura Wingfield and Josh Charles as the Gentleman Caller.

Williams' 1945 memory play — his breaktrough work — centers on Tom's memory of his domineering faded belle of a mother, Amanda, and his fragile sister, Laura, and how a visit by a gentleman caller changes their world.

The Long Wharf design team included Tony-winning South Pacific set designer Michael Yeargan, Tony-winning costume designer Martin Pakledinaz (Gypsy), Tony-winning lighting designer Jennifer Tipton (James Joyce's The Dead) and sound designer David Budries (Souvenir).

Ivey will be busy before 2010. She's directing the New York City premiere of the musical Vanities, followed by her starring in The Lady With All the Answers, the play about columnist Ann Landers, at Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre.

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