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The Glass Menagerie
7
nominations


Theatre: Booth Theatre
Opening Night: September 26 2013
Final Performance: February 23 2014

Producers: 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, GFour Productions, American Repertory Theater

The Glass Menagerie

7 Nominations

Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Best Direction of a Play
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Winner
The Glass MenagerieZachary Quinto and Cherry Jones in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.
SUMMARY

Tennessee Williams’s poetic masterpiece is anchored by aging southern belle Amanda Wingfield (Cherry Jones), who hopes her son, Tom (Zachary Quinto), will fulfill her dreams of finding the perfect “gentleman caller” for her shy and damaged daughter, Laura (Celia Keenan-Bolger).

HISTORY

The Glass Menagerie premiered in Chicago in 1944 and quickly moved to Broadway, establishing Tennessee Williams as one of America’s major dramatists. The play has previously been revived on Broadway in 1965, 1975, 1983, 1994, and 2005. There was a Hollywood film version in 1950, and another in 1987 directed by Paul Newman. Television adaptations came in 1966 (Shirley Booth and Hal Holbrook) and 1973 (Katherine Hepburn).

TRIVIA

  • Playwright Williams described The Glass Menagerie as a “memory play.” It is semi-autobiographical, based loosely on his own memories of his family.
  • Zachary Qunito's co-stars on TV's "American Horror Story: Asylum," Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, starred in the 2005 Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie as Amanda and Laura Wingfield, respectively.

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