Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto & Celia Keenan-Bolger to Lead THE GLASS MENAGERIE at A.R.T. in February


The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus has announced the complete cast for its February 2013 production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, to be directed by Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany. Multiple Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones returns to the A.R.T. to play Amanda Wingfield, and will be joined by Zachary Quinto as Tom, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as the Gentleman Caller. The Tony Award-winning design team includes set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by Clive Goodwin.

The Glass Menagerie is Tennessee Williams' poetic masterpiece, anchored by the ageing southern belle Amanda Wingfield, who hopes for her son Tom to fulfill her dreams of finding the perfect "gentleman caller" for her shy and damaged daughter Laura. This production marks the A.R.T.'s first foray into the world of Tennessee Williams. It begins performances on February 2 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, with press opening on Wednesday, February 6 and runs through Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Cherry Jones was a founding member of the A.R.T. and appeared multiple times on its stage, including in Three Sisters, Sganarelle, The King Stag, The Serpent Woman, Life is a Dream, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Major Barbara, King Lear, and most recently in Lysistrata. She is the recipient of two Tony Awards - for Doubt and The Heiress - three Drama Desk Awards, and an Emmy Award for her role as President Allison Taylor in the television series 24. Broadway credits include Angels in America, Imaginary Friends, Moon for the Misbegotten, The Night of the Iguana, Our Country's Good (Tony Award nomination), Faith Healer, and Mrs. Warren's Profession. Her films include Ocean's Twelve, Cradle Will Rock, The Horse Whisperer, The Perfect Storm, Erin Brockovich, and Signs, and on television she was seen in The Lady in Question, Murder in a Small Town, Loving, Spenser: For Hire, and most recently as Dr. Judith Evans in the series Awake.

Zachary Quinto is best known for his portrayal of the young Mr. Spock in the JJ Abrams directed 2009 film Star Trek and as Sylar in the NBC series Heroes. His theatre credits include the role of Louis in the revival of Angels in America at Signature Theatre for which he received a Theater World Award and a Drama Desk nomination, as well as Side Man, Gross Indecency (City Theatre Company), Much Ado About Nothing (LA Shakespeare Festival), A Lonely Impulse of Delight (Vineyard Playhouse), The Bear (Tintreach Company - Galway, Ireland), Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Old Globe), Much Ado About Nothing (LA Shakespeare Festival), Pro Bono Publico, A Map of Doubt and Rescue, Laying On of Hands, Lonesome Hollow (Ojai Playwright's Conference). He may currently be seen on the second season of the Emmy nominated show American Horror Story on FX. This past year, Quinto produced and starred in Margin Call which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

Celia Keenan-Bolger's Broadway credits include Peter And The Starcatcher (Tony Award, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble, Theatre World Award), Les Miserables (Drama Desk nomination). She was seen Off-Broadway in Merrily We Roll Along (City Center Encores), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons), Bachelorette (2econd Stage), Juno (City Center Encores), Saved (Playwrights Horizons), Little Fish(Second Stage). Her regional credits include Sweeney Todd (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration), Our Town (Intiman Theatre), and The Light In The Piazza (Goodman Theatre). On television she appeared in Law & Order, Heartland, and The Education Of Max Bickford, and in the feature film Mariachi Gringo.

Brian J. Smith appeared on Broadway in The Columnist, Come Back Little Sheba at Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as off-Broadway in Good Boys and True and Changes. His film credits include Hate Crime (Trey), The War Boys, Red Hook, and Murder on the Orient Express. On television he played Lt. Scott in the series Stargate Universe, appeared in the film Red Faction: Origins for the SyFy Network, had a recurring role on Gossip Girl, and will guest star in The Good Wife and Warehouse 13 this season.

Director John Tiffany's production of Once, which originated at the A.R.T., received twelve nominations and garnered eight Tony Awards, including Best Director on Broadway, for the 2012 season, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. He is the Associate Director of The National Theatre of Scotland, where he created his production of Black Watch, which transferred to London and received the Laurence Olivier Award and Critics' Circle Award for Best Director, and has been performed in New York, Washington, DC and Chicago. Other internationalcredits include The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, Home: Glasgow (National Theatre of Scotland); Jerusalem (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Las Chicas del Tres y Media Floppies (Granero Theatre, Mexico City; Edinburgh Festival Fringe); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur, The Straits (Paines Plough); Gagarin Way, Abandonment, Among Unbroken Hearts, Perfect Days, Passing Places (Traverse, Edinburgh). Tiffany was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University from 2010-11.