What’s happening with Amy Morton’s all-female Glengarry Glen Ross?

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Sacrifice" Episode 620 -- Pictured: Amy Morton as Desk Sgt. Trudy Platt -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Sacrifice" Episode 620 -- Pictured: Amy Morton as Desk Sgt. Trudy Platt -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Glengarry Glen Ross was supposed to be Chicago PD star Amy Morton’s Broadway directing debut, but what’s happened to the all-female 2019 revival?

Last fall, Chicago PD actress Amy Morton was confirmed as director of an all-female Broadway production of Glengarry Glen Ross. But what’s the status of the play now—nine months after the announcement?

It was big news when Morton was picked to direct the 2019 revival of David Mamet’s classic play. Glengarry Glen Ross would be the first time Morton had ever directed a production on Broadway; she had directed off-Broadway in 2015.

She was a perfect choice for the top job, too; she has two Tony Award nominations, making her the sole One Chicago star who has also been up for one of Broadway’s top trophies—not once but twice.

And this version of the show would be different in one major way: the male-dominated play was going to be performed entirely by women.

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The new Glengarry Glen Ross was expected to open in May 2019. But as fans have noticed, May came and went without opening night—or previews, or casting announcements, or even any idea of which Broadway theater the show will be at.

So what’s going on with the play? Is Amy Morton still directing on Broadway?

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It appears to have fallen into theatre limbo. There’s almost no information about the show publicly available now; Playbill lists it as having “a planned Broadway bow,” but without a date or even any details beyond Morton still directing.

In April, acclaimed actress Patti LuPone was interviewed at the 2019 Olivier Awards and said she’d be joining rehearsals for the all-female Glengarry Glen Ross in August. That’s good news, but it’s also odd that LuPone’s casting hasn’t been announced yet, since she’s a huge name that any production would want to promote.

And if LuPone’s information is correct, and rehearsals for the play aren’t starting for another two months, then it’d be more likely the play opens closer to May 2020 than 2019. Not to mention, is that going to impact Morton’s appearances on Chicago PD?

Though she’s a series regular, her character Trudy Platt was minimized in the most recent season, with only a handful of scenes—sometimes only one per episode. Season 7 would still be filming in September when Glengarry Glen Ross‘s rehearsals begin. That would seemingly mean less of Amy Morton on Chicago PD, though obviously the writers have ways of working around her.

There are lots of reasons a Broadway show can be delayed, from financial difficulties to creative hang-ups, so it’s hard to gauge exactly what’s happening here and how serious it is. Hopefully, it’s not a huge setback, especially if LuPone is talking about rehearsals.

For now, fans will have to wait and see if Amy Morton does head to Broadway later this year or early next. That might mean dealing with less of Trudy, but that’ll be worth it for her to have this amazing opportunity.

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