The Hartford Stage production of The Glass Menagerie, starring Andrew McCarthy as Tom Wingfield and Elizabeth Ashley as his mother Amanda will end its extended run on May 12. The play was to have closed May 6. Tennessee Williams' memory play, The Glass Menagerie, began performances April 5. Michael Wilson directs.
McCarthy is well known to Hartford audiences. He starred in Horton Foote's The Death of Papa in 1999 (stepping in at the last moment for Matthew Broderick). Just before that, he starred in O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. McCarthy was one of several actors—and among the most acclaimed—to play the central role of Clifford in the Broadway production of Warren Leight's Tony-winning Side Man. To film audiences, he was the star of "Pretty in Pink," "Mannequin" and other movies.
Ashley last appeared on Broadway in The Best Man last fall. Other notable credits in her long career include several Williams plays, including Suddenly Last Summer at Circle in the Square, Sweet Bird of Youth in Washington, D.C., and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway.
Tickets are $20-$55. Hartford Stage is located at 50 Church Street. For more information, call (860) 527-5151.
—By Robert Simonson