Sally Field has an exciting new gig!
The 69-year-old actress is returning to Broadway to play Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie. She previously portrayed Amanda for a short time back in 2004 and made her Broadway debut in 2002 in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia.
“Amanda is such the quintessential character I’d love to know, to be able to really feel like I owned her in some way,” Sally recently told The Associated Press. “I have always felt like I didn’t really get enough of that at all.”
Sally in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? in 2002.
“To me, Amanda is in a handful of great female roles. There aren’t a lot, really,” she continued. “I keep looking for new plays and am constantly doing readings. I’ll do anything. But maybe because I needed to get this out of my system — I needed to have my time with her — nothing else has really completely rung the bell.”
The Glass Menagerie follows an aging Southern woman who hopes her son can fulfill her dreams of finding the ideal gentleman caller for her quiet daughter. The production’s revival will be housed at NYC’s Golden Theatre beginning in early 2017.