‘The Glass Menagerie’ Has Recouped

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.

 

The production stars multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, stage and screen star Zachary Quinto as Tom, two-time Tony-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as Jim, the Gentleman Caller. 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 Glass Menagerie has been featured on more than 25 “Best of 2013” lists, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Daily News, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, The Hollywood Reporter, The Record, The Advocate and Associated Press.

 

Here’s what critics have to say:

“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

 

“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.”

– Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

“Grade: A. AN EXQUISITE PRODUCTION.” – Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

“(5 stars)! Tennessee Williams classic is given A SUPERB BROADWAY REVIVAL in John Tiffany’s BRILLIANTLY ACTED, striking production. The fall season has just begun. THIS SHATTERING AND SHIMMERING GLASS MENAGERIE IS THE FIRST MUST-SEE.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

“(4 stars – out of 4)! This MAGNIFICENT, REVELATORY and RADIANT MENAGERIE will leave a glow in your heart.” – Elysa Gardner, USA Today

 

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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.

 

The American Repertory Theater’s production of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie is presented on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, John N. Hart Jr., Jerry Frankel, Lou Spisto / Lucky VIII, INFINITY Stages, Scott M. Delman, Jam Theatricals, Mauro Taylor, Rebecca Gold, Michael Palitz, Charles E. Stone, Will Trice, and GFour Productions.

 

The production ran in Cambridge from Saturday, February 2, 2013, through Sunday, March 17, 2013 at A.R.T.