THE GLASS MENAGERIE and TRUE TALES from a PRESS AGENT

On November 14, 2013 by Theater Talk Web




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We welcome actresses Cherry Jones and Celia Keenan-Bolger, now appearing on Broadway in director John Tiffany’s celebrated production of The Glass Menagerie. The duo explain why they both agreed to appear in this revival of Tennessee Williams’s classic autobiographical drama, a play which initially didn’t appeal to either of them.  “It was just so grim,” explains Jones.

Next up, we are joined by Susan L. Schulman to discuss her memoir, BACKSTAGE PASS TO BROADWAY: True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent. “Press agents,” Riedel tells us, “are an important part of the Broadway jungle.”  It is a career which requires great patience and diplomacy to succeed, while dealing, as Schulman has done for decades, with demanding producers, stars – some behaving badly – and equally imperious people like the press; “We are divas in our own right,” Riedel tells Schulman, who chuckles and responds in her ever-tactful manner, “Yes, you are.”

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