Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Broadway: Sally Field Plots Return in “The Glass Menagerie” 12 Years After Hit DC Run


EXCLUSIVE Sally Field– we really, really like her. She has two Oscars (“Norma Rae” and “Places in the Heart”– rent ’em now) and three Emmy awards. Now she wants a Tony Award. And why not? (After that, it’s just one Grammy away from an EGOT.)

I’m told that Sally will return to Broadway this fall in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” She previously played the role of Amanda Wingfield in 2004 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to rave reviews.

In Washington, Gregory Mosher directed her. But the word here is that Sam Gold, Tony winner for “Fun Home,” may be the guy this time. (Mosher is booked up.)

This is not Sally Field’s Broadway debut. Back in 2002, she took over for Mercedes Ruehl in Edward Albee’s “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” for the last few months of the run.

Sally’s next movie is “My Name is Doris,” which will be released next month by Roadside Attractions, which I call Roadkill because most of their movies disappear without a trace. She’s said to be very good in it, because she’s good in everything. Even “Gidget.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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