Thursday, December 21, 2006

Harriet Harris To Headline Guthrie's Glass Menagerie

Harriet Harris To Headline Guthrie's Glass Menagerie

Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing Tony-winning actress Harriet Harris knows what a gem she is.

Whether it was portraying Mrs. Meers in Broadway's 2002 Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie or Vera Charles in the Kennedy Center's delightful revival of Mame earlier this year, I've seen first-hand how this versatile actress more than holds her own opposite other great actors. However, it's a safe bet that most audiences are most familiar with her recurring television work as Bebe Glazer on "Frasier" and as Felicia Tilman on "Desperate Housewives."

Now, Harris is slated to tackle the fomidably dramatic role of Amanda Wingfield in the upcoming Guthrie production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, helmed by Joe Dowling. Other cast members include Jonas Goslow, Randy Harrison ("Queer As Folk"), Tracey Maloney and Bill McCallum. This revival enables Harris to return to her roots: She was a member of the Guthrie company during the 1980s appearing in such productions as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Tartuffe.

Winning Tennessee Williams his first major acclaim as a playwright -- including being named the Best American Play of 1945 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle -- The Glass Menagerie begins performances at the Guthrie's McGuire Proscenium Stage in Minneapolis on January 20 with its opening set for January 26.

I'll be taking in the production and providing you with my own assessment of the production.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
Related Stories:
Mame (The SOB Review) - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theatre, Washington, DC (June 18, 2006)

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At 16 February, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you going to review The Glass Menagerie at the Guthrie?

At 16 February, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

I just did! If you've seen it, let me know if you agree or disagree.


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