Producers Jeffrey Richards and John N. Hart, in association with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), are pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed revival of The Glass Menagerie will arrive on Broadway in a 17-week limited engagement at a Shubert Theatre to be announced with performances beginning Thursday, September 5, 2013, and an opening night set for 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. It is headed by the Tony award-winning director of Once, John Tiffany.
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
The Glass Menagerie is Tennessee Williams’ poetic masterpiece, anchored by the ageing southern belle Amanda Wingfield, who hopes for her son Tom to fulfill her dreams of finding the perfect “gentleman caller” for her shy and damaged daughter Laura.