Amy Morton will direct an all-female Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway in 2019
Performances of Glengarry Glen Ross are expected to begin in May 2019.
It has been reported that a revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross is heading to Broadway next year, but with a bit of a twist. After the announcement of 2-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott's gender-swapped production of Company, which begins performances at London's Gielgud Theatre on September 26, 2018, two-time Tony Award nominee Amy Morton is now set to direct an all-female production of Mamet's 1983 classic, which traditionally features all-male roles. Performances are expected to begin in May 2019.
Synopsis: "Glengarry Glen Ross is set in a cutthroat Chicago real estate office where four salespeople compete to sell mostly worthless properties to unwitting customers. Whoever sells the most wins a car; whoever sells the least is out of a job—a ruthless environment in which each character will do anything to come out on top."
Although Ms. Morton has previously worked as a director at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where she has served as a longtime ensemble member, this production marks her Broadway directorial debut. As an actress she has appeared on Broadway as Barbara Fordham in Tracy Letts' August: Osage County and as Martha in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, earing Tony Award nominations in 2008 and 2013, respectively. She made her Broadway debut as Nurse Ratched in the 2001 revival of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Following its acclaimed 1983 world premiere at London's National Theatre, Glengarry Glen Ross premiered on Broadway in March 1984 at the Golden Theatre and has since been revived on the Great White Way in 2005 and 2012. Glengarry Glen Ross was also recently mounted in London's West End from October 2017 to February 2018, starring Golden Globe winner Christian Slater.
A venue, exact dates and casting information for the 2019 revival will be announced at a later date.
(Photo by Michael Brosilow)
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