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The Glass Menagerie - 2013 - Broadway

"John Tiffany's stunning production of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie - which stars Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto in career-defining performances - promises to be the most revealing revival of a cornerstone classic for many a year to come. Be prepared to have the breath knocked out of you." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Broadway's most unforgettable new production is Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.

Amanda Wingfield (two-time Tony Award winner Cherry Jones) is a Southern belle past her prime, living with two grown children in a small apartment in St. Louis. Amanda dreams of a better life for her shy and crippled daughter Laura (two-time Tony Award nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger), and so she pushes her son, Tom (Zachary Quinto, Angels in America), to find a "gentleman caller" for the girl. However, the arrival of the gentleman caller (Brian J. Smith, The Columnist) sends shockwaves through the family and causes cracks to form in the delicate fantasies that have kept them going.

A beautiful play full of poetry & longing, The Glass Menagerie has triumphantly returned to Broadway in an groundbreaking & critically-acclaimed new production.

"(5 stars) Tennessee Williams' classic is given a superb Broadway revival in John Tiffany's brilliantly acted, striking production. This shattering and shimmering Glass Menagerie is a must-see." - Daily News

"A thrilling night in the theater. There's magic from start to finish. It's all an alchemy that must be experienced. It is, like the work itself, unforgettable." Associated Press

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Booth Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
222 West 45th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For The Glass Menagerie


The Glass Menagerie (2013) - Entertainment Weekly
The setting is both real and unreal, as are the performances by a uniformly excellent cast, with subtle choreography (by Steven Hoggett) that recalls the unshowy movement in Tiffany's musical hit Once. Cherry Jones is masterful as Amanda...There is a real poignancy in her portrayal, which avoids the extremes that have felled some other Amandas: She noodges without being smothering, and romanticizes the past without seeming delusional. As aspiring writer Tom, who longs to leave his warehouse job and set out on a life of adventure, Zachary Quinto is wryly funny but no less affecting. Celia Keenan-Bolger astutely underplays his sister Laura's limp to emphasize how her most crippling feature is timidity of spirit. And Brian J. Smith, as Laura's former high school crush, hits just the right notes of vanity and vulnerability. As seen through the hazy gauze of recollection, these mythic characters become at once familiar and true. A

Shadows and memories in 'Glass Menagerie' on Broadway - Chicago Tribune
As you can see both in director John Tiffany's beautiful Broadway revival that opened here Thursday night and in a smaller but equally insightful and yet more intense Chicago revival that was the highlight of last season, directors have finally realized that there is no shame in presenting explicit memory in the only medium that can fully serve it...Cherry Jones, one of the great American stage actors, understands that playing a character in a memory play does not mean work informed by the ephemeral. Her Amanda is a great, gutsy woman from a time lousy for her gender. In this fine performance, you discern that her attempts at survival and modest progress are laid low by her own awareness of life's fragility for women, such as her daughter, without visible means of support. Keenan-Bolger spends much of the two hours of stage traffic trying to find some small victories to overcome her own despair; it is another beautiful performance.


 



 

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by Tyler Peterson - January 30, 2014
Producers Jeffrey Richards, John N. Hart Jr. and Jerry Frankel, in association with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), have announced that the limited engagement of the critically-acclaimedrevival of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production of The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th Street) will host post-show talkbacks with the cast on Thursday, January 30, and Thursday, February 6, 2014.
by Nicole Rosky - January 7, 2014
The Glass Menagerie starts off the New Year with some good news! Producers Jeffrey Richards, John N. Hart Jr. and Jerry Frankel, in association with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), are pleased to announce that the limited engagement of the critically-acclaimed revival of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production of The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th Street) has recouped its $2.6 million investment. The production, which began performances on Thursday, September 5, 2013, and officially opened on Thursday, September 26, 2013, will play its final performance on Sunday, February 23, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2013
This week, Theater Talk focuses on the current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, featuring two cast members, Cherry Jones and Celia Keenan-Bolger, who share their exciting Boston-to-Broadway odyssey with co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. Then Broadway press agent Susan L. Schulman shares stories about stars and shows from her newly-published book, Backstage Pass To Broadway: True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent and explains to the uninitiated what a press agent actually does.
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2013
This week, Theater Talk focuses on the current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, featuring two cast members, Cherry Jones and Celia Keenan-Bolger, who share their exciting Boston-to-Broadway odyssey with co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins. Then Broadway press agent Susan L. Schulman shares stories about stars and shows from her newly-published book, Backstage Pass To Broadway: True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent and explains to the uninitiated what a press agent actually does.
by Caryn Robbins - November 19, 2013
In today's New York Times 'In Performance' video, Zachary Quinto, in his role of Tom Wingfield, an aspiring writer and warehouse worker and the play's narrator in the current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams's "The Glass Menagerie," talks about watching couples at a dance hall located across from his home.
by Caryn Robbins - November 6, 2013
On last night's LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON on NBC, Zachary Quinto talked about making his Broadway debut in 'The Glass Menagerie.' 'That was like the biggest dream that I had growing up,' shared the actor of starring on The Great White Way.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 4, 2013
The Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie, starring Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith, just celebrated Daylight Savings Time in a very appropriate way. The show reminded fans to fall back on Saturday night with a video featuring a line from Tom's opening monologue- "To begin with, I turn back time …' Check out the special video below!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 27, 2013
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage, screen and television star Cherry Jones, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, and you can check it out below!
by Caryn Robbins - October 4, 2013
The cast of the current Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie, including Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith appeared on the October 3rd broadcast of CHARLIE ROSE on PBS.
by BWW News Desk - October 3, 2013
Producers Jeffrey Richards, John N. Hart Jr. and Jerry Frankel, in association with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), have announced that the limited engagement of the critically-acclaimed revival of The Glass Menagerie, which was originally on sale for 17 weeks only, through January 5, 2014, has extended and will now play its final performance on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th Street). Previews began Thursday, September 5th, and Opening Night was Thursday, September 26th.
by Walter McBride - October 3, 2013
The Glass Menagerie opened last week, September 26th, on Broadway to rave reviews and a packed, enthuiastic opening night crowd. Below you can check out photos cast member Zachary Quinto in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - October 3, 2013
The Glass Menagerie opened last week, September 26th, on Broadway to rave reviews and a packed, enthuiastic opening night crowd. Below you can check out photos cast member Cherry Jones in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - September 30, 2013
The Glass Menagerie opened last week, September 26th, on Broadway to rave reviews and a packed, enthuiastic opening night crowd. Below you can check out photos cast member Celia Keenan-Bolger in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - September 30, 2013
The Glass Menagerie opened last week, September 26th, on Broadway to rave reviews and a packed, enthuiastic opening night crowd. Below you can check out photos cast member Brian J. Smith in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2013
The Associated Press reveals that film and television star Zachary Quinto, who is currently making his Broadway debut in this year's revival of Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE, would consider leaving Hollywood to act onstage full-time.
by Walter McBride - September 27, 2013
The Glass Menagerie opened last night, September 26th, on Broadway to rave reviews and a packed, enthuiastic opening night crowd. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos of the opening night arrivals below!
by Walter McBride - September 27, 2013
Check out photos below, from the opening night party.
by Walter McBride - September 27, 2013
The Glass Menagerie opened last night, September 26th, on Broadway to rave reviews and a packed, enthusiastic opening night crowd. Check out photos below, from the opening night curtain call.