Now I know what you are thinking. Didn't we just have a first rate revival of The Glass Menagerie on Broadway a little over two years ago? We did. In fact it starred two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones, and was nominated for seven 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Play Revival of the Year. It would go on to lose to Raisin In The Sun. Oh well. You can't win them all I guess.
Now I didn't get a chance to see the last revival. But everyone I talked too loved it. In fact most people said it was by far the best production of this Tennessee Williams classic that they had ever seen. Which brings me to my point. Do we really need another one this soon? Maybe not. But when two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field wants to star in a Broadway play, most producers are not going to say no. No matter what people may think. After all it's all about the all might dollar my friends.
Previews for the show are set to begin at the John Golden Theatre on February 14, 2017, with opening night scheduled for March 23. The show, which is being directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home), will star fellow Tony Award winning director Joe Mantello (Wicked, The Humans), as well as Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) and Broadway newcomer Madison Ferris. Now that is one cast that I can't wait to see. Now for those of you that are not familiar with The Glass Menagerie, here is a little synopsis to tell you more. Enjoy!
Set in 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri, the play takes place in the home of southern matriarch Laura Wingfield, who lives there with her son Tom and her daughter Laura, who was stricken with a bout of polio as a young child. Based on Williams himself, as well as his Mother, The Glass Menagerie is told thru the eyes of Tom, who becomes frustrated by his mother's obsession with finding a lover for young Laura.
Sounds like a great night in the theatre don't you think? Tickets for this beloved play are not yet on sale. However you can bet that when they do, we will be selling them my friends. Stay tuned to our website for further updates. Get your tickets to see Tennesse Williams The Glass Menagerie on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre. Expect it to be a big contender at next year's Tony Awards. Until next time theatre fans.
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