Will Glass' Milliner Jump from Stage to Screen?

News   Will Glass' Milliner Jump from Stage to Screen?
Several Hollywood producers have quietly been checking out Suzanne Glass' The Milliner, the new play at Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theatre that ends its limited engagement Dec. 17.

Glass, who is also the best-selling author of "The Interpreter" — which was credited in the Sydney Pollack film of the same name — tells Playbill.com, "From the very first reading of [The Milliner], there have been suggestions that it was right for a movie. I would be delighted to pursue the idea and am flattered by the interest that is currently being shown." The Milliner, described as a tale of "passion, fashion and music," concerns a talented hat designer named Wolfgang. "As a Jew on trial in Germany after the end of the Second World War," press notes state, "Wolfgang begins to tell his tale. . . . In love with Germany, Wolfgang is forced to leave for England with his wife in 1938 and longs to go 'home,' to the culture and cabaret of Berlin. In 1946, despite the Nazi’s murder of his mother, he does just that. The consequences of the hatmaker’s return to his Motherland are cataclysmic."

About the play's Manhattan run, playwright Glass says, "The New York audiences are amazing, and their response has been terrific. There's a lot more mileage in The Milliner, but I am also working on other ideas right now, and I'd like to think I can repeat the experience."

The Milliner — directed by Mark Clements — plays the East 13th Street Theatre, located in Manhattan at 136 East 13th Street. For tickets call (212) 352-3101.

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