Lincoln Center Theater again joins forces with Scott Rudin to bring a great American classic back to Broadway in a stunning new production. THE GLASS MENAGERIE is the play that brought the brilliant 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’ most personal work still resonates.
This new production stars two-time Academy Award® winner Sally Field as Amanda Wingfield and two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello as Tom Wingfield. Finn Wittrock (“Happy Loman” in Mike Nichols’ 2012 Death of a Salesman) portrays the Gentleman Caller and Madison Ferris, in her Broadway debut, is Laura Wingfield. The play is directed by Sam Gold, who won the Tony for Fun Home and, for LCT, directed The Mystery of Love and Sex in the Newhouse as well as LCT3’s The Coward. He first directed THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Toneelgroep Amsterdam, and the Broadway production features that entire design team.
When the production was first announced, Sam 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. When I saw Sally Field’s Mary Todd Lincoln [in the movie Lincoln for which she was nominated for the Academy Award], 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.”