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The Glass Menagerie - 1945 - 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.


Royale Theatre

(New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St.
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2020
They say you can never escape a mother’s love... but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
TEDxBroadway organizers announced today the speakers who'll be taking the TEDxBroadway virtual stage on Tuesday, November 17 at 1pm Eastern.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2020
Alhambra has announced its upcoming season lineup.
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
'The Inheritance' playwright Matthew López will reportedly pen the script for an upcoming biopic about the legendary American playwright Tennessee Williams.
by Student Blogger: Emily Brooks - Nov 20, 2020
As I long for live theatre’s return and sustain myself with memories of my favorite live theatre experiences, I keep coming back to Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves.
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2020
The Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress plays a protective mother who becomes quite terrifying over the course of the movie.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
More Broadway, television and film stars have been added to the celebrated series of songs and monologues Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, set to stream on World AIDS Day - Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The virtual production, featuring 51 performers, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2020
This week's theater stories features the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre! Learn about the theatre's namesake, Bernard B. Jacobs, how this revival of Company is different from the others that have come before it, how Once broke the theatre's box office record and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for the highly popular FREE event, Keen After Hours. Kevin Kilner will be featured on November 16th followed by Kathleen Chalfant on November 23rd.
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2020
Zachary Quinto introduces his dogs, gets a surprise message from a mystery friend and makes some shocking quarantine confessions.
by TV News Desk - 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 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2021
This week's Theater Stories features The Circle in the Square Theatre! Learn about the Circle in the Square Theatre School, the 2019 Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma!, the show that was most recently set to be performed in the theatre, American Buffalo, and much more!
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2021
At Home Artist Project Presents: A Short Play Festival, featuring three short length plays. At Home Artists Project is a virtual space for new work.
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jan 18, 2021
Equal parts Bugs Bunny and Guillermo del Toro, THE SLAUGHTER BROTHERS DIME CIRCUS - A RADIO FANTASY is a meta-theatrical reflection on the nature of power and revenge. A highly theatrical blend of low-end carnival, violent vaudeville, clowns with issues, and insectoid horror, elevated by original music by Sullivan and Matthew Reid that can best be described as the unholy spawn of ironic German cabaret, swampy rhythm and blues, and carnival music of the damned.
by Peter Nason - Jan 16, 2021
It's the fastest 85-minutes that you'll experience in the theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
Jacob Burns Film Center and Broadway Podcast Network will present Life On Stage: The Boys in the Band Q&A with Zachary Quinto. The live event will be moderated by JBFC Board Member and BPN CEO, Tony Award-winning producer Dori Berinstein on Wednesday, January 13 at 8:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Hal Holbrook has died at 95 years old.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces its lineup of Winter classes featuring classes catered to families, theater lovers, students, adults and emerging theater artists. The Voices of Now Mead Ensemble for young artists will begin this winter, meeting virtually to contribute to a new original film. Just in time for the holidays, this robust line of programming has something for everyone and makes the perfect unique gift for the theater lover in your family.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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!