LINCOLN CENTER THEATER JOINS THE UPCOMING BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’S MASTERWORK THE GLASS MENAGERIE STARRING SALLY FIELD, JOE MANTELLO, FINN WITTROCK AND INTRODUCING MADISON FERRIS AND DIRECTED BY SAM GOLD
Producer Scott Rudin announced that Lincoln Center Theater has joined the upcoming Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s most cherished play, The Glass Menagerie, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Sally Field and two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello. As previously announced, Tony Award® winner Sam Gold will direct the production, which will also star Finn Wittrock and newcomer Madison Ferris, making her Broadway debut in the role of Laura Wingfield.
The Glass Menagerie will begin performances at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with an official opening night of Thursday, March 9, 2017 (ahead of the previously announced first performance and opening night dates of February 14 and March 23, 2017, respectively). Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater most recently partnered on last season’s Tony Award®-winning Best Revival of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge.
Mr. Gold first directed this production of The Glass Menagerie with an entirely Dutch cast at Toneelgroep Amsterdam (Ivo van Hove, Artistic Director) in an engagement that garnered rave reviews and massive international attention.
The Glass Menagerie is the play that brought a brilliant young writer named Tennessee Williams to national attention, and, in his own words, “changed my life irrevocably” when it first premiered on Broadway in 1945. More than seventy years later, Williams’s most personal work for the stage continues to captivate and overwhelm audiences around the world.
The Glass Menagerie will feature the entire design team from the Toneelgroep Amsterdam production, including Andrew Lieberman (Scenic Design), Woiceich Dziedzic (Costume Design), Adam Silverman (Lighting Design), and Bray Poor (Sound Design).