Scott Rudin Re-Ups With Lincoln Center Theater On ‘Menagerie’ – Giving Nonprofit Three Broadway Shows This Season


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PREVIOUSLY: Sally Field and company just got some support from the tony Lincoln Center crowd. Producer Scott Rudin, who’s bringing Sam Gold’s celebrated revival of The Glass Menagerie to Broadway after the turn of the year, again has enlisted Lincoln Center Theater to co-produce the show. The stage and film producer and the Vivian Beaumont-based nonprofit led by André Bishop teamed last season on Ivo van Hove’s revival of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, which went on to win the Tony Award for best play revival.

Sam Gold's Dutch staging of 'The Glass Menagerie.'
Sam Gold’s Dutch staging of ‘The Glass Menagerie.’ Andrew Lieberman

The Glass Menagerie will star Field as Amanda Wingfield, Joe Mantello as her son Tom, Finn Wittrock as Jim O’Connor and Madison Ferris as Laura. The drama now is slated to begin performances at the Shubert Organization’s Golden Theatre on Tuesday, February 7, opening March 9 (ahead of the previously announced first performance and opening night dates of February 14 and March 23, respectively).

Gold first staged this production in 2015 with a Dutch cast at Toneelgroep Amsterdam (where van Hove is artistic director). The design team from that edition, including Andrew Lieberman (set), Woiceich Dziedzic (costumes), Adam Silverman (lighting) and Bray Poor (sound) will repeat.

The show marks Bishop’s second co-production this season with a commercial Broadway producer. LCT also is partnering with Jujamcyn Theatres on a revival of the William Finn-James Lapine musical Falsettos. That show is slated to begin performances September 29 at Jujamcyn’s  Walter Kerr Theatre, with Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block starring. A third LCT show, Oslo, is moving upstairs from the Mitzi E. Newhouse to the Vivian Beaumont next March, giving the nonprofit its third Broadway gamble of the season.

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