The Glass Menagerie

Ages: 14+
Opened: March 31, 1945

The Glass Menagerie - 1945 - Broadway History , Info & More

Playhouse Theatre
137 W. 48th St. New York, NY

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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Interview: Lyndsay Burch of the B Street Theatre Talks About Keeping Theatre Alive With Humor by Courtney Symes - Sep 19, 2023

For over 25 years, the B Street Theatre has been a visionary leader in the community, championing new artists and works while bringing quality professional theatre to Sacramento. Amid theatres across the country shutting down, B Street continues going strong. They recently announced their 2024 season, which features several new works. Three of them hail from B Street’s own New Comedies Festival, including its winning entry, The Newlywed Game. BroadwayWorld recently spoke with B Street’s Artistic Director, Lyndsay Burch, about what makes this theatre so special, how they navigate a changing theatre landscape, and why humor rules.

The Valley Players to Present THE GLASS MENAGERIE Beginning This Month by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 17, 2023

The Valley Players present a classic of American theater, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, a hauntingly poetic play about a struggling family in Depression-era St. Louis. Directed by Michael Halloran, the show runs from September 29-October 15 at the Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield.

Karen Allen & Reed Birney to Star in World Premiere Of Donald Margulies' LUNAR ECLIPSE at Shakespeare & Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2023

'Lunar Eclipse,' a new play by Donald Margulies, makes its world premiere at Shakespeare & Company. Directed by James Warwick, the play features Karen Allen and Reed Birney as a long-married couple reflecting on life and time during a lunar eclipse.

Charles Newell to Transition Out of His Role as Court Theatre Artistic Director in Summer 2024 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2023

After a thirty-year tenure at Court Theatre, the professional theatre of the University of Chicago, Charles Newell has decided to transition out of his role as Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director in June 2024.

The New Group Reveals 2023-24 Season, Featuring Cynthia Nixon, Taylor Trensch and More by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2023

The New Group has announced its complete 2023-2024 Season.  As previously announced, the season launches with Sabbath’s Theater. Learn more about the full season lineup here!

Debra Monk Leads 100 SAINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW at Westport Country Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023

Westport Country Playhouse has announced additional casting for the Script in Hand playreading, “100 Saints You Should Know,” on Monday, September 18, at 7 p.m. Learn more about the reading and find out how to get tickets here!

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Opens 2023-34 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023

Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Rick Dildine Sept. 14 — Oct. 1 on the Festival Stage. Learn more about the play and find out how to get tickets here!

THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023

One of just a handful of undisputed classics of the American stage, Tennessee William’s haunting “THE GLASS MENAGERIE” arrives at Bridge Street Theatre’s intimate “Priscilla” Mainstage. Learn more about the play and find out how to get tickets here!

Ancram Opera House Kicks Off Fall Season With Crystal Radio Sessions by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023

Returning for its fifth year, audience favorite Crystal Radio Sessions will kick off fall programming at the Ancram Opera House on Saturday, September 23 at 7pm. Learn more about the event and find out how to get tickets here!

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Opens 2023-34 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2023

Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Rick Dildine Sept. 14 - Oct. 1 on the Festival Stage.

The Guthrie Theater Sets Cast & Creative Team for 49th Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2023

The Guthrie Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for its 49th production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Lavina Jadhwani and directed by Addie Gorlin-Han, based on the original direction by Joseph Haj. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Corey Stoll, Natalie Gold & Alyssa Emily Marvin to Join Sarah Paulson in APPROPRIATE by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2023

Golden Globe Award nominee Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “Billions”), Natalie Gold (“Succession”), and Alyssa Emily Marvin (Grey House) join Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE at Second Stage Theater, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Lead Paula Vogel's MOTHER PLAY on Broadway by Nicole Rosky - Sep 6, 2023

The world premiere of MOTHER PLAY, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and directed by Tina Landau is coming to Broadway. We have all the details on who will star in the new play!

Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Lead Reading of 100 SAINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW at Westport Country Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2023

Westport Country Playhouse has announced that 2019 Tony Award winner Celia Keenan-Bolger will lead the cast of a Script in Hand play reading, “100 Saints You Should Know,” on Monday, September 18, at 7 p.m. Learn more about the reading here!

Berkshire Theatre Group Reveals Cast for the Upcoming Production of COPENHAGEN by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2023

Get all the latest updates on Berkshire Theatre Group's upcoming production of Copenhagen. Find out who has been cast in the lead roles and when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show. Don't miss this limited engagement - learn more now!

Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds and Greta Scacchi Will Lead Oliver Goldsmith's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER at Orange Tree Theatre by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2023

Orange Tree Theatre has announced the full cast for Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. Artistic Director Tom Littler directs Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds as Charles Marlow and Kate Hardcastle, with David Horovitch and Greta Scacchi as Mr and Mrs Hardcastle, joined by Sabrina Bartlett, Richard Derrington, Guy Hughes, and Robert Mountford in this celebration of chaos and courtship.

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans to Present SPRING STORM Next Month by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2023

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans ends its seventh season with Spring Storm by Tennessee Williams this September at The Lower Depths Theatre on the campus of Loyola University New Orleans, directed by Salvatore Mannino.

The Hanover Theatre Repertory Reveals 2023-2024 Season Line-Up and Auditions by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2023

The Hanover Theatre Repertory has announced its captivating 2023-2024 season lineup. Building upon the resounding success of its inaugural season, THT Rep continues to showcase outstanding theatrical productions created in and for Worcester.

Burning Coal's 2023 Oakwood Cemetery Series to Present BUTTERFLY WINGS Beginning in September by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 20, 2023

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present the premiere of Jerome Davis' Butterfly Wings adapted from the book Life and Death in High Places by Bruce Miller and Robin Simonton, directed by Allison Acuff. Butterfly Wings will run September 29th and 30th at 6:30 pm and October 1st at 2 pm, 2023, at the Oakwood Cemetery, located at 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Chicago Teacher is Honoring the 400th Anniversary Of Shakespeare's First Folio by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2023

Hart, of Andersonville, has been training actors of all levels since she began teaching in 2006. She taught for five years at the acclaimed Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, as well as at Loyola University, Notre Dame University Summer Shakespeare, and Act One Conservatory. She has served as text coach for Chicago Shakespeare, Strawdog Theatre and Summer Shakespeare at Notre Dame, and her directing credits include Macbeth at City Lit Theatre and Falstaff's Dream at Notre Dame.

Full Cast and Creative Team Set For HARMONY on Broadway, Plus Watch a Behind the Scenes Video! by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2023

The full cast and creative team has been announced for Harmony on Broadway! Find out who's starring in the new musical, and check out an all new behind the scenes video of the cast!

Tennessee Williams St. Louis Expands to Year-Round Programming with 8th Annual Festival by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2023

This year’s fall Festival will give center stage to Suddenly Last Summer, a drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Williams, directed by award-winning director, Tim Ocel at the Catherine B. Berges Theatre at Center of Creative Arts (COCA) on September 7-17.

Cast and Creatives Set For Pearl Cleage's SOMETHING MOVING: A MEDITATION ON MAYNARD at Ford's Theatre Society by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2023

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Pearl Cleage's Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard, directed by Seema Sueko (Silent Sky).

Music Theater Heritage Announces SWEENEY TODD, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, And More For 22nd Season by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2023

In perhaps its most ambitious season to date, Music Theater Heritage has announced bold and imaginative programming for its 2024 season. Utilizing three different venues, MTH's 22nd Season highlights stories that orbit around the power of love and the lengths we take to protect it. The season includes Tony Award winners, re-imaginings, original concert productions, and represents some of the most celebrated dramatists, composers, and songwriters of the 20th century. 

THE PIANIST, Directed and Adapted by Emily Mann, is Coming to George Street Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2023

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of 'The Pianist' as it comes to life on stage at George Street Playhouse. Don't miss this limited engagement. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

EDINBURGH 2023: Tennessee Rising: The Dawn of Tennessee Williams Q&A by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 31, 2023

BWW catches up with Jacob Storms to chat about bringing Tennessee Rising: The Dawn of Tennessee Williams to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Under 30s Lottery Launched For VANYA at the Duke of York's Theatre by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2023

The under 30s ticket lottery has been announced for Vanya at Duke of York’s Theatre. Patrons can enter to be in with a chance to purchase £10 tickets for the first West End performance of Vanya on 15 September 2023.

Sarah Paulson Will Return to Broadway in Second Stage's APPROPRIATE by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2023

Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson will return to Broadway later this year, starring in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer for Second Stage Theater. Learn more about the play here!

New York Theatre Workshop to Present the 05Fest - in Conjunction with THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2023

Discover the excitement at New York Theatre Workshop's 05Fest, where THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL takes center stage. Immerse yourself in a festival of innovative theater and experience the best of what NYTW has to offer. Don't miss this captivating celebration of theater!

Diversionary Theatre Reveals New Staff in Leadership Positions by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2023

Diversionary Theatre has announced that Stephen Brotebeck will be serving as Interim Artistic Director while a national search is conducted for Diversionary’s next Artistic Director after former Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow took on a new role of Artistic Director of Walnut Creek’s Center Rep. 

Roundabout Names 2023-24 Directing Fellow and Directors Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2023

Discover the individuals who will be shaping the future of Roundabout Theatre Company. Get to know these emerging artists and learn about Roundabout's prestigious program that nurtures and supports their artistic growth.

Coventry Local Daniel Krikler to Appear in THE BOOK THIEF at The Belgrade In September by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 11, 2023

The full cast for the musical stage adaptation of best-selling novel The Book Thief has been announced, which includes Coventry local Daniel Krikler as 'Max Vandenburg'.

Cast and Creative Team Revealed For THE GLASS MENAGERIE at the Everyman by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2023

The Everyman will bring homegrown and internationally recognised talent to Cork  in a new production of Tennessee Williams' most autobiographical work this August.     

Presale for Final Sondheim Musical, HERE WE ARE, to Begin This Month at The Shed by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 10, 2023

Shed members will receive exclusive access to the member presale for Stephen Sondheim's Here We Are on Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19.

Award Winning Novelist Andrew O'Hagan to Premiere First Play THE BALLAD OF TRUMAN CAPOTE At Edinburgh Fringe 2023 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2023

The Ballad of Truman Capote, written and directed by Andrew O'Hagan, starring Patrick Moy as Truman Capote is coming to Edinburgh Fringe 2023. 

GHOST, OTHELLO, and More Set For Shakespeare's Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th Anniversary Season by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2023

Marking a decade since the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opened, Shakespeare’s Globe is thrilled to announce the 10th Anniversary Season, running from November 2023 to April 2024.

Jenny Case Promoted To Executive Director Of Diversionary Theatre by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2023

Diversionary Theatre has announced that its Managing Director Jenny Case will be promoted to Executive Director when Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow steps down this month to take on a new role of Artistic Director of Walnut Creek’s Center Rep after an eight-year tenure leading the third-oldest LGTBQIA+ theatre in the United States.

The Williams Project Presents CHAMPAGNE + SODOMY: The Art And Crime Of Oscar Wilde by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2023

This summer, The Williams Project launches a sumptuous and audacious theatrical experiment, Champagne + Sodomy: The Art and Crime of Oscar Wilde, with a two-week-only developmental workshop production.

Full Cast Revealed For New Musical THE BOOK THIEF by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2023

The full cast has been announced for the stage adaptation of best-selling novel The Book Thief, with a book by Jodi Picoult and Timothy Allen McDonald and music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson.

Sam Palladio and Lizzie Wofford to Join OKLAHOMA! in the West End by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2023

New cast members will join the West End transfer of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Maggie Siff, Pico Alexander & More to Star in ORPHEUS DESCENDING at TFANA by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2023

Theatre for a New Audience will present Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending, July 9–August 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Ivo Van Hove's Production of A LITTLE LIFE Will Be Screened in Cinemas Across the UK and Europe by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2023

 Ivo van Hove's English language première of Hanya Yanagihara's critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A Little Life, comes to cinemas across the UK and selected European countries on 28 September 2023.

Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at The Pocket Community Theatre by Theresa Bertram - Jun 8, 2023

What did our critic think of THE GLASS MENAGERIE at The Pocket Community Theatre?

Skokie Theatre Presents Judy & Liza Palladium Concert Tribute Featuring A Real Mother Daughter Duo by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2023

Actress Nancy Hays and her daughter Mary Heffernan will present the story of the famed London Palladium concert which featured Judy Garland on stage with her own daughter - Liza Minnelli, at age 18, in November of 1964.

Alexandra Silber, Jason Bowen & More to Star in THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL at New York Theatre Workshop by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2023

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the full cast and creative team for The Half-God of Rainfall. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

THE INFERNAL COMEDY with John Malkovich at the Auditorium Theatre Canceled Due to Artist Conflict by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 4, 2023

The Auditorium Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company have announced that the previously announced presentation of John Malkovich starring in The Infernal Comedy has been canceled due to an artist scheduling conflict.  

Diversionary Theatre Announces 2023/2024 Season by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2023

Diversionary Theatre has announced its 2023/2024 season: the San Diego premiere of Dragon Mama (September/October 2023) by Sara Porkalob and directed by Andrew Russell; the legacy revival of The Glass Menagerie (November/December 2023) by Tennessee Williams and directed by Lisa Berger with Shana Wride taking on the iconic role of Amanda Wingfield; the West Coast premiere of Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members (May/June, 2024) a co-production with Moxie Theatre by Mara Vélez Meléndez and a director to be announced; the world-premiere musical TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix (May/June, 2024) by EllaRose Chary and Brandon Gwinn, directed by Sherri Eden Barber.

Full Cast & Creative Team Set for THE TEMPEST at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre & the Unicorn Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2023

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for The Tempest re-imagined for everyone aged six and over, revised and directed by Jennifer Tang. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Counting Up the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2023 Nominees! by Team BWW - Jun 10, 2023

The 2023 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or seven!) - amongst them, they've gathered a total 79 awards!


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