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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.

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(New York, NY)
1530 Broadway at 45th St.
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by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 7, 2021
While on vacation at age 8, her family’s Jeep was hit at 125 miles per hour, resulting in devastating injuries to both her parents. Life following was a revolving door of hospital visits for the decade to come.
by Stephen Mosher - May 4, 2021
It's time to try a new form of acting, and that's what Austin Pendleton is all about. On May 6th he will join the MetropolitanZoom family as he and Barbara Bleier perform their first ever virtual cabaret! Not to be missed.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
After being shuttered due to COVID, The Sherman Players have announced their return. President Steve Stott says of the announcement “I’m excited we’re finally able to get back to what we love!  It’s been a long year!”. This year The Sherman Players will offer a series of arts events and theatrical offerings on their mainstage and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021
After being shuttered due to COVID, The Sherman Players have announced their return. President Steve Stott says of the announcement “I’m excited we’re finally able to get back to what we love!  It’s been a long year!”. This year The Sherman Players will offer a series of arts events and theatrical offerings on their mainstage and beyond.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) has invited popular Puerto Rican actor and comedian Marian Pabón to bring some much-needed comic relief to Chicago with Sola en la Pandemia está Cañón (Being Alone in a Pandemic is Hard), her new one-woman show about how she survived the pandemic.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
LA LAVADORA by RYAN M. LUEVANO has won the first annual Full Circle Players' New Works Play Festival. As the winner he will receive a cash prize and his play will receive a fully staged production as part of the theatre company's 2022 fall season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre today announced casting and releases images for its summer reopening production Out West. Esh Alladi will play a young Gandhi in Tanika Gupta's The Overseas Student, Tom Mothersdale will play new father Jack in Simon Stephens' Blue Water and Cold and Fresh and Ayesha Antoine will play security guard Donna in Roy Williams' Go, Girl.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2021
This summer, give yourself a break and journey to the lakes region of Central Maine to celebrate the re-emergence of live theater in Maine. Join  Theater at Monmouth for its (R)evolutionary Redux Season.
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2021
The Provincetown Theater will joining the legion of theatrical troupes across the country in producing live, in-person productions this summer. The theater has announced a roster of 3 full-fledged productions in its backyard at 238 Bradford Street in our outdoor Playhouse in the Parking Lot!
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021
Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, will present The Sun Sits Low: An Evening of Stephen Sondheim in concert on Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. 
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 8, 2021
Off Kilter, a newly-launched theatre company is ready to give the Avant-Garde a safe place to call home. Located in The Mar St. Pete, Off Kilter’s founder, artistic director Derek Baxter is thrilled to have his ground-breaking, experimental company part of the artsy vibe that is in St. Petersburg, FL.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2021
The House Theatre of Chicago today announced the appointment of its new Artistic Director, Lanise Antoine Shelley. Shelley is a multi-hyphenate Haitian artist, director, playwright, educator, visual artist and accomplished actress who has performed with some of the country's most prestigious companies.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021
Due to popular demand the Tennessee Williams Key West Museum will offer On-Demand access to 'Tandy Talks Tennessee' for a limited period of time starting Weds. March 23rd through the Key West Art & Historical Society.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2021
What the Alhambra audience and just about everyone needs right now is a reason to sing and laugh. So is the idea behind opening Smoke on the Mountain, and its long catalogue of gospel-feeling music sung by the cast as the fictional Sanders Family, an offbeat troupe of traveling singers. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021
The team behind the operatic miniseries 'desert in,” now in production for a June 2021 debut on Boston Lyric Opera’s streaming service, announced today an award-winning roster of composers and performers working on the project.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Booth Theatre! Learn about some of the theatre's best-known shows including Sunday in the Park with George, Next to Normal, Freestyle Love Supreme, and many more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2021
Actress Tandy Cronyn, daughter of legendary actors Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, talks about her mother, her father and how their lives intersected with the great American playwright Tennessee Williams in a program to benefit the Tennessee Williams Key West Museum.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2021
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University announced today that all-inclusive passports and individual tickets are now on sale for a virtual version of its popular A.R.T. Travels program that brings fans from both across the country and around the world to see the theater’s boundary-breaking global reach first-hand. 
by Neil Shurley - Jun 8, 2021
“I was looking for something that was less hard on one performer, but also wanted to spread the wealth and hire as many artists as we could for the final Warehouse In Your House production.”
by Carissa Chesanek - Jun 30, 2021
The new film, Hamlet/Horatio, held its first public screening at New York City’s Chain Theatre last weekend. We spoke with Hamlet/Horatio's producer, David Wenzel about the film’s creation, storyline, and the power of creative collaboration.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2021
Desert in, created by Darrah and collaborators, is a groundbreaking, eight-part operatic mini-series full of colorful and mysterious characters who populate a supernatural story of love, loss and the price of memories we struggle to keep.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
Amas Musical Theatre is accepting a limited number of applicants for its Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy “Summer Teen Academy 2021 Musical Theatre Intensive” for students ages 12-18 to be held this summer from July 27-August 12.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 24, 2021
The African-American Shakespeare company is elated to announce what Artistic Director L Peter Callender is a calling a season of “splendor and renewal” featuring 4 productions, live-and-in-person: The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged); Cinderella; The Glass Menagerie; and Richard II. There will also be a special streaming-only edition of Twelfth Night. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2021
Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer today announced her first set of commissions. This dynamic group of artists’ previous works encompass a wide range of genres, forms, and subject matter. The commissioned artists will be supported from inception to world premiere productions at Berkeley Rep over the next few seasons.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021
The York Theatre Company has announced the continuation of its 50th Anniversary Season at its new temporary home at The Theatre at St. Jean’s. Following a devastating flood due to a water main break in January 2021 at its home at Saint Peter’s Church, the company will temporarily relocate to The Theatre at St. Jean’s.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021
Hampstead Theatre has announced the cast for Tennessee Williams’, The Two Character Play, directed by Sam Yates, from 17 July until 28 August.  Yates is making a highly anticipated return to the theatre following his Olivier-nominated production of The Phlebotomist (2019).   
by Student Blogger: Emily Brooks - Jun 1, 2021
When we think of choreography for the theatre, we imagine big dance breaks in classic musicals –and yet one of my first major choreographic opportunities was an expressionist, non-musical play. The process would introduce me to the variety of ways movement can show up in theatre (and film) beyond my narrow preconception of theatre choreography.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that beloved Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley has passed away. He was 88 years old.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021
National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS on Thursday October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2021. This year, NAMT ‘s Festival of New Musicals will be presented as a unique digital and in-person hybrid, allowing wider accessibility for attendees.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2021
Rep Stage will return to in-person staged productions with its 2021–2022 season. Jason Robert Brown’s  “Songs for a New World” will launch the season September 30–October 17, 2021, followed by the world premiere of Dane Figueroa Edidi’s “Ghost/Writer” February 17–March 6, 2022.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 6, 2021
The West Coast Premiere of the off Broadway production, The Wake of Dick Johnson, performed live and in person by writer and director Luke Walker, will be part of the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Tickets go on sale July 16.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021
For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls is a hilarious parody of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. The plot of 'dentity Crisis revolves around the daughter of a family who is having a nervous breakdown — her problem is that she can't keep straight the identities of everyone else because they all keep changing who they are.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
The Tennessee Williams Festival returns for its sixth year.  The headliner is a production of one of the playwright’s most important works, The Glass Menagerie, in the Central West End building where Williams lived and where the play was imagined.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Playwrights Horizons today announced its 2021-22 season. The influential Off-Broadway institution returns to in-person performance after 18 months in which, under new artistic leadership, it has marked its 50th anniversary and reflected deeply on the role the theater should play in the life of its city, its country, and the world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2021
Sierra Madre Playhouse is continuing its series of FREE online events on February 7 with a live actor panel featuring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James. Sierra Madre Playhouse Artistic Director Christian Lebano will moderate.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2021
Underscore Theatre Company is offering UNDERSCORE DEVELOPS, a new initiative as part of its readings and workshop development series. While in-person productions are not possible, Underscore continues its mission to support writers by offering new musicals in progress the opportunity to explore the development process virtually.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2021
Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley is taking his final bow. Huntley has worked on hundreds of Broadway projects since coming to New York in 1972. Now, at age 87, he has decided to retire. His final project will be Diana, which had begun previews before the pandemic forced its opening to be delayed.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 3, 2021
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program's presentation of William Shakespeare's enchanting comedy classic A Midsummer Night's Dream.
by Jordan Higginbotham - Feb 27, 2021
Well, after almost one year, the media is back to limited shows in Jacksonville, FL! The Alhambra Theatre and Dining has done all they could to keep the arts alive during this turbulent time. Round of applause to the wait staff, directors, producers, actors, and everyone involved. I am thrilled to be in a beautiful world that provides a distraction from the COVID-19 world. There truly is nothing like live theatre! Now, onto a review of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass of Menagerie.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 25, 2021
One of America's greatest playwrights, Tennessee Williams wrote fiction and motion picture screenplays, but he is acclaimed primarily for his plays, nearly all of which are set in the South, but which at their best rise above regionalism to approach universal themes. Tennessee Williams drew heavily on his family experiences in his writings.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Hal Holbrook has died at 95 years old.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2021
Since taking over the helm of the storied Alhambra Theatre & Dining, Managing Partner Craig Smith has wanted to produce a Tennessee Williams play, and on February 24, 2021 he will get his wish as the Alhambra opens his most famous one, The Glass Menagerie. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2021
As an attempt to break the inertia of the pandemic, this repertory of actors began reading plays and screenplays for their own education and entertainment; then they invited guests; then they opened it up to audiences; now this reading group has become Theatre, Interrupted, a series of presentations of plays that, at some point, became films.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2021
FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 21st year, will continue celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun opening on March 8th, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 10, 2021
Jefferson Performing Arts Society brings its third production of the new year to the Jefferson Performing Arts Center with the timeless 1940s dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace from February 26-March 7, 2021. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2021
Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut shoreline, announced that its 2021 mainstage season will be presented entirely outdoors.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2021
LA LAVADORA by RYAN M. LUEVANO has been selected as one of five finalists for Full Circle Players' 2021 New Works Play Festival. The festival will present a virtual reading of the play in May 2021. Two of the five finalists will receive a fully staged performance as part of the theatre company's 2022-2023 season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021
Classical music’s Hamlen-Palm Series will be presented this year as four engaging online chats called Classical Conversations. The series is set to debut Thursday, April 29, 2021, with a discussion between American composers Jake Heggie and Nico Muhly hosted by two-time Grammy Award winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Ethel Barrymore Theatre! Learn about Ethel Barrymore herself, shows to have graced the theatre's stage, including An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Chaplin, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Band's Visit, The Inheritance, and many more!