Sally Field’s Glass Menagerie Switches Broadway Theatres

News   Sally Field’s Glass Menagerie Switches Broadway Theatres Performances still begin in February 2017.
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The upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, starring two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field and two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, has switched theatres and will now play the Belasco.

Previews will still begin February 7, 2017, and opening night is still March 9.

The show was originally announced to open at the Golden Theatre, two blocks west on 45th Street. With 804 seats, the Golden is one of Broadway's smallest theatres. The Belasco seats 1,016.

Lincoln Center Theater, which is producing the revival, made the announcement in an email to subscribers. It reassured ticket holders, “Your tickets for The Glass Menagerie are secure.... Prior to your performance, you will receive new tickets for The Glass Menagerie at the Belasco Theatre. Your tickets for The Glass Menagerie at the Golden Theatre will not be valid at the Belasco Theatre.
New tickets will be sent to you prior to your performance—via the delivery method you selected at the time of purchase. If you selected to pick up your tickets at the box office instead, you should do so at the Belasco Theatre before the performance.

”Due to the difference in seating plans, your seats may be slightly different at the Belasco Theatre. You will receive comparable seating locations at the Belasco Theatre.

”You will see a refund and new charge for the same amount on your credit card. There are no additional charges and no change in your ticket price.”

Tony Award winner Sam Gold will direct the production, which will also star Finn Wittrock and Madison Ferris, who will be making her Broadway debut in the role of Laura Wingfield.

“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. Right now I can barely breathe. Hopefully that'll pass.”

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 will feature 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).

Field previously played the role of Southern matriarch Amanda Wingfield in 2004 for the Kennedy Center, where she was directed by Gregory Mosher. She made her Broadway debut in the replacement cast of The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? and won Academy Awards for her performances in Norma Rae and Places in the Heart.

The most recent Broadway production of Tennessee 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.

(Updated October 5, 2016)

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