The Glass Menagerie Breaks into a Standing Ovation

Oct 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm |
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The dark American classic The Glass Menagerie opened to the bright lights of Broadway recently. The highly anticipated play, which title evokes a sense of fragility, delivers a powerful story. PressRoomVIP was invited to share this moving evening with the production and their guests.

With bated breath the star-studded guests spoke with press as they hurried down the red carpet to get inside and see the play. “I get invited to plays, to openings. This is the one I really hoped I got [invited to]. And I’m so relieved I got invited,” says Victor Garber. Garber continued to express his excitement for this particular production of The Glass Menagerie. In addition to being a Tennessee Williams masterpiece, the play is performed by an unparalleled cast. Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Brian J. Smith deliver some of the strongest performances in Broadway history.

PressRoomVIP spoke with the cast after their opening show. All four were excited to have reached opening night, and couldn’t have been more grateful for the journey there. Smith said, “It’s just been such an amazing ride. And to think about starting where we did in Cambridge (Massachusetts) and all the love and support we got from A.R.T. (American Repertory Theater) all the way to doing this show on Broadway, it’s just been a once-in-a-lifetime ride.”

They delved into the play itself and their characters. Quinto expressed much admiration for Tennessee Williams and his ability to so eloquently capture the struggles he had in his own life. The Glass Menagerie is, as Williams coined himself, a memory play. It closely reflects Williams’ own unresolved issues and life story. Jones described her relation to her character Amanda Wingfield as, “going home in a way. I couldn’t be happier playing Amanda…I have tremendous, tremendous admiration for her.” She praised John Tiffany’s vision and direction of The Glass Menagerie saying, “it’s an extraordinary production of an American masterpiece.”

 

SHOW SYNOPSIS

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 a groundbreaking & critically-acclaimed new production.

 

THEATRE

Booth Theatre

 

SHOW TIMES

Sunday: 3.00PM

Monday: Dark

Tuesday: 7.00PM

Wednesday: 2.00PM, 7.00PM

Thursday: 7.00PM

Friday: 8.00PM

Saturday: 2.00PM, 8.00PM

The dark American classic The Glass Menagerie opened to the bright lights of Broadway recently. The highly anticipated play, which title evokes a sense of fragility, delivers a powerful story. PressRoomVIP was invited to share this moving evening with the production and their guests. With bated breath the star-studded guests spoke with press as they hurried down the red carpet to get inside and see the play. “I get invited to plays, to openings. This is the one I really hoped I got [invited to]. And I’m so relieved I got invited,” says Victor Garber….