‘The Glass Menagerie’ Begins Previews Sep 5, Announces Student Rush

Producers Jeffrey Richards, John N. Hart Jr., and Jerry Frankel, in association with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), are pleased to announce a student rush policy for the 17-week limited engagement of the revival of The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th Street). Previews begin Thursday, September 5th. Opening night will be Thursday, September 26th.The production will star 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.

A limited number of student rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased with a valid student ID at the box office of the Booth Theatre when the box office opens for the day of the performance on a first come first served basis. The box office of the Booth Theatre opens at 10am Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. Student rush tickets are $35 each and limited to two (2) tickets per customer.


From director John Tiffany and the Tony Award-winning team behind Once, The Glass Menagerie has set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by Clive Goodwin. Original music is composed by Nico Muhly, and movement by longtime Tiffany collaborator Steven Hoggett.

 

Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 or at the box office of the Booth Theatre.

 

The production ran in Cambridge from Saturday, February 2, 2013, through Sunday, March 17, 2013 at A.R.T. Here’s what critics had to say:

“This Glass Menagerie is such a thorough rejuvenation of Tennessee Williams’ 1944 drama that I hesitate to call it a revival… With a top-notch cast of four… Ms. Jones, perhaps the greatest stage actress of her generation is both even more than you hoped for and not at all what you might have expected, and Mr. Quinto is the finest Tom I’ve ever seen.”

-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

“A production that transcends time and place.” –Boston Globe

“Epic and intimate, presented gracefully, even wondrously.” –Variety

“Extraordinary…a fully-realized, heart-rending production” -WBUR

 

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From director John Tiffany and the Tony Award-winning team behind Once comes a spell-binding new production of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece The Glass Menagerie.  Amanda Wingfield (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 (Celia Keenan-Bolger), and so she pushes her son Tom (Zachary Quinto) to find a “gentleman caller” for the girl. However, the arrival of the gentleman caller (Brian J. Smith) 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 and longing, The Glass Menagerie makes its triumphant return to Broadway in an exquisite and groundbreaking new production.