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The Glass Menagerie - 1994 - Broadway

A mother struggles to hold on to her family. A son struggles to let go. A daughter struggles to find her way in the world. Tennessee Williams’ memory play paints a heart-wrenching portrait of the Wingfield family, with each member trapped in a reality that they are desperate to – but cannot truly - escape.


Criterion Center Stage Right

(New York, NY)
1530 Broadway at 45th St.

The Glass Menagerie Broadway Cast


by Lindsay Kruger - May 28, 2020
Fiona: Tennessee Williams wrote some of the greatest roles for women and most were based on people he had met and known during his life. I had the great fortune of playing the Princess in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH the year before with the same company; in fact, we toured to the US with it and it was an exhilarating and memorable experience. It is always a joy to work a second time with like-minded actors and creative team, so it was great to work with Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer again! Amanda is said to be based on Williams' mother and so I read biographies and accounts of his life to filter into the characterization. All characters in his work are facetted and Amanda is deeply complex and full of contradictions - a delusional, flighty, down to earth, disillusioned person who above all is a devoted and doting mother. There are many more Williams' women I would like to play!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
M.F.A. Augustin J. Correro, a scholar on Tennessee Williams and Founding Co-Artistic Director of the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans, will join the cast and director Alison Tanney after tomorrow night's virtual reading of the classic THE GLASS MENAGERIE, presented by Play Reading Fridays.
by Student Blogger: Emma Rose Dorsch - May 26, 2020
Oh my goodness, my first post! I'm so excited to share my thoughts and ideas with all of you. First off, I would like to look back on the past semester.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
The latest Art on theMART Facebook livestream, scheduled for Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. CT, will feature site-specific commissions by internationally recognized artists Charles Atlas and Petra Cortright as well as passages from John Boesche's a?oe7 soliloquies.a?? The program was originally projected onto the façade of theMART in September 2019.  
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2020
New Jersey Repertory Company is soliciting the submission of 30-45 minute plays or musicals that are newly written and previously unproduced, and that can be staged on a multilevel fire escape. Playwrights should keep in mind that cast size is limited to 1-3 actors and performers will be on separate levels with separate entrances and there will be no physical contact. Audiences will sit in their cars as in a drive-in movie or in safely distanced and designated spaces with portable seats.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner has been tapped to star as matriarch Amanda Wingfield in the Actors Fund 'Friday Night Play Reading' series, created by Alison Tanney and Tim Realbuto.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
Erika Henningsen has been cast as Laura Wingfield in The Actors Fund benefit reading of the Tennessee Williams classic 'The Glass Menagerie.'
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
he winners of this year's Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards reflected a dynamic, healthy mix of emergent and established local talent, in the view of panel judging chair Africa Melane.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
This was to be the week that the Fifth Annual Festival, Tennessee Williams & Italy opened. Weeks ago the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis (TWSTL) put the brakes on not knowing when it would be safe for cast, crew and audience to be together.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2020
Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 of our favorite theatrical biographies to fill the void!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
The Third Avenue Playhouse, located in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay, announces its lineup of six plays for the upcoming 2020 season. The plays include an early career work from playwright David Mamet, a 1964 musical by the legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, a multi-award winning classic about the unlikely friendship between an elderly lady and her driver, the story of an unconventional advice columnist, and a farcical take on the making of Gone With The Wind.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
A rich and complicated portrait of people with disabilities (and the stereotypes that accompany them), COAL MINE THEATRE is has announced its upcoming presentation of Martyna Majok's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama COST OF LIVING, directed by Ted Dykstra. Making its much-anticipated Toronto Premiere, the play features rich performances by established and emerging talents Christine Bruno, Jessica Grossi, Tony Nappo, and Sean Towgood. Presented at COAL MINE THEATRE, April 5 - May 3, 2020 (Opening night April 8, 2020).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
11th Hour Theatre Company and Cardinal Stage team up to present the fourth-wall smashing musical sensation, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. This production will be directed by 11th Hour co-founder and resident director, Megan Nicole O'Brien, and star another 11th Hour co-founder and local favorite, Steve Pacek, in the title role.
by Beth Leitman - Mar 3, 2020
BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Aux Dog Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
The York Theatre Company as part of its 50th Anniversary season celebration, will present a special benefit New York premiere concert performance of the new musical Blue Roses with book adaptation and lyrics by Mimi Turque and music by Nancy Ford, based on The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Monday evening, April 6, 2020 at 7:00 p. m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. She strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and the world of the movies. Laura is crippled and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. The family struggles through a world of illusion in their attempt to find happiness, redemption and, possibly, freedom.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with Gore Vidal's thrilling political drama, THE BEST MAN. Directed by Broadway veteran Michael Wilson, the production begins previews on March 10, opens March 18, and continues through April 26 on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for the year 2019. This year they are forgoing their annual event ceremony and will instead post the award recipients online in the upcoming weeks: 
by Katie Laban - Mar 26, 2020
Due to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's' temporary ban on all large group events in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, theatres across the state are postponing and/or canceling performances. BroadwayWorld Detroit is doing its best to combine a list of those performances in one place for theatergoers. If a theatre or any information is missing, please email for it to be added. *This is a developing story, with more information being added as it becomes available.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
New Conservatory Theatre Center has announced the line-up for NCTC's 2020-21 subscription season, looking beyond the current closure of local theatres and forward to a healthy future after the COVID-19 crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
After careful deliberation, the multi-award-winning Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis (TWSTL) finds it necessary to push their 5th Annual event to summer due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
by Brett Cullum - Mar 14, 2020
This tricky character-driven piece requires an amazing cast, and that is just what 4th WALL THEATRE COMPANY has managed to assemble. Byron Jacquet plays Pops, and he carries the story ably on broad shoulders. Every moment of his performance has a world weary marinade that rings true.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Flint Repertory Theatre presents “ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST” by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the book by Ken Kesey. Performances begin Friday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, March 22. Tickets are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
THE GLASS MENAGERIE Will Go On This Weekend at Aux Dog Theatre. Read a statement from the company below:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
Milwaukee Rep continues From Our Home to Your Home online programming through September thanks to the support of Donald & Donna Baumgartner, Elizabeth Quadracci Harned Family and the donors to the Double-Down for Artists Challenge which raised a total of $109,000 to support Milwaukee Rep's artists that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Sir Ian McKellen will step into the iconic shoes of William Shakespeare's Hamlet in an upcoming age-blind production of the play at Theatre Royal Windsor, returning the actor to a role he first performed fifty years ago. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
The Box performing arts space at The Gateway will present THE OPEN SYRUP: TALES FROM QUARANTINE written by creative team member Elise Barnett, author of the popular OPEN SYRUP theatrical series.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will present the June Panel Life on Hold, and What We Do in the Meantime on Thursday, June 25, 2020 via Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
New Ohio Theatre has announced that the 27th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival will be live-streamed online for the first time, and will feature four new works over four weeks, July 24 - August 15, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
July 4 marked the formal launch of an ongoing fundraising effort to bring One Empire, Under God, the new full-length drama by writer/producer Anthony J. Piccione - to the stage in 2021, with an announcement forthcoming for a staged reading this Fall, in advance of a full production.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Grammy Award nominee Jawan M. Jackson, who originated the role of Melvin Franklin in Broadway's AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, has been tapped to play the role of Jake in Theresa Rebeck's comedy THE UNDERSTUDY for Play Reading Fridays.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Lesli Margherita (Matilda; Dames At Sea) and Andrew Kober (Hair; School of Rock) will star as Roxanne and Harry, respectively, in Play Reading Fridays' production of Theresa Rebeck's comedy a?oeThe Understudya?? benefiting The Actors Fund.
by Jenni Cypher - Jul 27, 2020
Are you currently on viewing 722+ of HAMILTON on Disney Plus and looking for an alternative?  In August, the Virtual Theatre may have just what you are seeking
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
New Ohio Theatre's 27th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival opens tonight. The festival will be live-streamed online for the first time, and will feature four new works over four weeks, July 24 - August 15, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Previously announced Ashley Loren (Moulin Rouge!; Jekyll & Hyde) will no longer star as Christina in Play Reading Fridays' production of 'Red Light Winter' benefiting The Actors Fund. Ms. Loren had to leave the production due to a last minute family emergency.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
With their 25th anniversary season interrupted by a global pandemic, The African-American Shakespeare Company will mount 5 productions in their 2021-22 season versus 4, which has been the norm for the last decade.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
Joe Carroll (Bandstand; Once the musical) and Ashley Loren (Moulin Rouge!; Jekyll & Hyde) will star as Matt and Christina, respectively, in Play Reading Fridays' production of a?oeRed Light Wintera?? benefiting The Actors Fund. It will be directed by Alison Tanney. Casting for the role of Davis will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
A TENNESSEE Williams play lost for 60 years will make its Australian premiere at the Last Drop Canning Vale.
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Shirley Douglas, one of the giants of Canadian theatre, TV and film died on April 5, 2020 from complications due to pneumonia (but not related to Covid-19).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2020
The 23rd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards was due to take place tomorrow night at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. 
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 29, 2020
This Friday, May 1, Netflix will debut their new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, HOLLYWOOD.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Lookingglass Theatre Company announces gglassclasses online, where students from Kindergarten-12th grade will learn from experienced Lookingglass Ensemble Members and Teaching Artists virtually, while creating collaborative performances and building specialized skills. During this challenging time, Lookingglass is committed to continuing to engage with students, inviting them to keep curious, to imagine, and to play while at home. Registration and additional information is now available at
by Student Blogger: Audrey Myers - Apr 27, 2020
Theatre as an art is inherently collaborative. It takes a team. What happens when we are separated from our ensemble? How can we continue to create in isolation? Most of the time the creativity in our craft is assigned. Don't get me wrong, this doesn't negate our art by any means, but as theatre makers, we are usually creating in the context of a larger project. We often have little control over the big picture: such as being cast as a role in a musical or asked to design the set for a specific play. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2020
Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 more of our favorite theatre-themed memoirs to fill the void. With everything from Judi Dench to Tennessee Williams, Michael Crawford, Tim Rice, Anna Kendrick, and many more, this list will have something for everyone.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2020
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Madison Lyric Stage finds itself unable to bring the double-bill production of Suor Angelica and Erwartung, scheduled for June 4-14, to our public.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
North Coast rep has shared a video of their interview with Judith Ivey, who directed Chapatti at the theater in 2015. 
by Student Blogger: Lyndsey Ruiz - Apr 10, 2020
What do you think of when you hear a?oeBroadwaya??? Wicked, Company, Hamilton, Little Shop of Horrors, or Les Miserables? I bet The Glass Menagerie or Brighton Beach Memoirs weren't the first titles to enter your head. Have you ever thought about why that is? Why does the modern theatrical audience favor a musical over a play? 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
Today (1 April), the Barbican Centre has announced that it will extend the closure the building until 30 June. All events scheduled for that period will be cancelled or postponed, and ticket money will be refunded.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tennessee Williams. Today's play, The Glass Menagerie!