Sally Field to Star in New Broadway Revival of ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Oscar-winning actress will join Tony winner Joe Mantello in new production to open in March 2017

Last Updated: June 6, 2016 @ 1:39 PM

Two-time Oscar winner Sally Field will star opposite two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello in a new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams‘ drama “The Glass Menagerie,” producer Scott Rudin announced Monday.

Tony Award winner Sam Gold will direct the production, which will also star Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story”) and Madison Ferris, who will make her Broadway debut in the role of Laura Wingfield.

The revival will begin performances at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on Feb. 14, 2017, with an official opening night set for March 23, 2017.

This is the eighth time that Williams’ memory play has played on Broadway since its premiere in 1945. The new production comes just two years after a Tony-winning revival starring Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto that played for nearly six months in 2013-14.

Another production, starring Jessica Lange, Christian Slater and Sarah Paulson, ran in 2005.

“To say this is a dream come true is an understatement,” said Field, who made her Broadway debut in 2002 in Edward Albee’s “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” “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 the play last fall with an entirely Dutch cast at Toneelgroep Amsterdam. The Broadway production will feature the entire design team from Toneelgroep Amsterdam, including Andrew Lieberman (Scenic Design), Woiceich Dziedzic (Costume Design), Adam Silverman (Lighting Design) and Bray Poor (Sound Design).

“Like any sane person, I’ve been hoping for Sally Field to carve out some time to do a play again,” Gold said. “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.”

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