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The Glass Menagerie Revival 2013

Run Time:
2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 14+
Opened: September 26, 2013
Closing: February 23, 2014

The Glass Menagerie - 2013 - Broadway History , Info & More

Booth Theatre (Broadway)
222 West 45th St. New York, NY

"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


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie on Broadway Review: Zachary Quinto, Cherry Jones Bring Tennessee Williams Home
9 / 10

Like many great stage actresses, Cherry Jones has a magic in person that doesn't translate well. It seems fitting that this performance, and this production, will really exist only in memory - but there it will lodge.

Wounded by Broken Memories
9 / 10

How can something be this delicate and this strong, so elusive and yet so tenacious? That question radiates from John Tiffany's stunning production of Tennessee Williams's 'Glass Menagerie,' which opened on Thursday night at the Booth Theater and promises to be the most revealing revival of a cornerstone classic for many a year to come. More than any interpretation I've seen of the 1944 drama that made Williams's name, this 'Menagerie' - which stars Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto in career-defining performances - finds the brute force in a play often described, a bit condescendingly, as lyrical, wispy, elegiac. Yes, the tapered fingers of poetry shape 'The Glass Menagerie.' But when these fingers curl into a fist - and they do so again and again in this production, before you quite realize it - be prepared to have the breath knocked out of you.

Cast of THE GLASS MENAGERIE Set for Talkbacks Today & 2/6
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.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Recoups $2.6 Million Broadway Investment
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.

Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Susan L. Schulman Set for THEATER TALK Today
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.

Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Susan L. Schulman Set for THEATER TALK, 11/22
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.

In Performance Video: Zachary Quinto in Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE
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.

VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Chats GLASS MENAGERIE on 'Fallon'
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.

TV: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Falls Back with Special Reminder for Fans
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Cherry Jones
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!

VIDEO: Quinto & Cast of GLASS MENAGERIE Appear on Charlie Rose
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.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Extends Through February 23, 2014 on Broadway!
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.

In The Spotlight: THE GLASS MENAGERIE's Zachary Quinto
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!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: THE GLASS MENAGERIE's Cherry Jones
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!

In the Spotlight: THE GLASS MENAGERIE's Celia Keenan-Bolger
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!

In the Spotlight: THE GLASS MENAGERIE's Brian J. Smith
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!

GLASS MENAGERIE's Zachary Quinto Says He Wants to 'Make a Living Doing Just Theatre'
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.

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Arrivals for THE GLASS MENAGERIE
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!

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Party for THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Walter McBride - September 27, 2013


Check out photos below, from the opening night party.

Photo Coverage: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Opening Night Curtain Call
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.

Review �" THE GLASS MENAGERIE Glimmers in Tiffany's Breathtaking Production
by Michael Dale - September 26, 2013


The theatre magic on display in director John Tiffany's production is the result of a masterful play being interpreted with sensitive, theme-enhancing imagination and acted to perfection by an extraordinary ensemble.

Review Roundup: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2013


The Glass Menagerie opens tonight, September 26th, on Broadway. The production stars multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, film and stage star Zachary Quinto as Tom, two-time Tony-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as Jim, the Gentleman Caller. Let's see what the critics had to say...

TV: Watch Highlights from THE GLASS MENAGERIE on Broadway- Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto & More!
by Nicole Rosky - September 26, 2013


The 17-week limited engagement of the critically-acclaimed revival of The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th Street) began performances on September 5, 2013, and opens tonight, Thursday, September 26th. The production stars multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, film and stage star Zachary Quinto as Tom, two-time Tony-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as Jim, the Gentleman Caller. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2013


The 17-week limited engagement of the critically-acclaimed revival of The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th Street) began performances on September 5, 2013, and opens tonight, Thursday, September 26th. The production stars multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, film and stage star Zachary Quinto as Tom, two-time Tony-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as Jim, the Gentleman Caller.

Photo Coverage: Quinto, Jones, Keenan-Bolger & Smith On Stage in THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Robert Diamond - September 19, 2013


Check out below photos from THE GLASS MENAGERIE, which began previews on Thursday, September 5th. Opening night will be Thursday, September 26th. The production stars multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, film and stage star Zachary Quinto as Tom, two-time Tony-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as Jim, the Gentleman Caller.

The Glass Menagerie History

Other Productions of The Glass Menagerie

1945   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1965   Broadway The Twentieth Anniversary Production
Broadway
1975   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1983   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1994   Broadway Roundabout Revival
Broadway
2005   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2010   Off-Broadway Roundabout Revival
Off-Broadway
2013   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2017   West End West End Revival
West End
2017   Broadway 2017 Broadway Revival Production
Broadway
2018   Regional (US) Barrington Stage Company Production
Regional (US)
2022   West End London Production
West End
   West End
West End

The Glass Menagerie - 2013 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2014 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Direction of a Play John Tiffany
2014 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Featured Actor in a Play Brian J. Smith
2014 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Featured Actress in a Play Celia Keenan-Bolger
2014 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Revival of a Play The Glass Menagerie
2014 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Sound Design of a Play Clive Goodwin
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Brian J. Smith
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Celia Keenan-Bolger
2014 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Music in a Play Nico Muhly
2014 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Brian J. Smith
2014 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Zachary Quinto
2014 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play The Glass Menagerie
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actress in a Play Cherry Jones
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Brian J. Smith
2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) The Glass Menagerie
2014 The Hewes Awards Hewes Design Award Bob Crowley
2014 Theatre World Awards Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Celia Keenan-Bolger
2014 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play John Tiffany
2014 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Play Natasha Katz
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Brian J. Smith
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Celia Keenan-Bolger
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Cherry Jones
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Lou Spisto/Lucky VIII
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Will Trice
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play INFINITY Stages
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Scott M. Delman
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play JAM Theatricals
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Mauro Taylor
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Rebecca Gold
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Michael Palitz
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Charles E. Stone
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play GFour Productions
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play American Repertory Theater
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Jerry Frankel
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play John N. Hart Jr.
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Jeffrey Richards
2014 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play The Glass Menagerie
2014 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play Bob Crowley

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