Christian Slater Replaces Dallas Roberts in Broadway's Glass Menagerie
The actor has replaced Dallas Roberts in the role but no official reason has been given for the re-casting. Understudy Joey Collins will play Tom until Slater is rehearsed and ready to give his first performance -- "probably some time time next week," according to The Glass Menagerie's publicist. Directed by David Leveaux, the production stars Jessica Lange as Amanda Wingfield. It also features Sarah Paulson as her daughter, Laura, and Josh Lucas as Jim O'Connor, the "gentleman caller." The show is scheduled to open on March 15.
Slater earned strong reviews this past fall for his starring performance in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Gielgud Theatre in London. He last appeared on Broadway in Side Man. His film credits include Heathers, Pump Up The Volume, Broken Arrow, True Romance, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Interview With the Vampire, Tucker, and The Name of the Rose.