The Glass Menagerie has been revived frequently; subsequent productions were mounted in 1965, 1975, 1983, 1994 and 2005, with the likes of Jessica Tandy, Julie Harris and Jessica Lange playing Amanda Wingfield, and Christian Slater, Željko Ivanek and Bruce Davison playing the poetic son Tom. None of the productions garnered any nominations from Tony voters.
Read Playbill.com's Brief Encounter with Cherry Jones here, and read Celia Keenan-Bolger's interview, where she discusses playing the frail, shy Laura, here.
The production presented a new physical interpretation of the set that featured dream-like movement in the scenes and replaced the cramped apartment set with platforms that were surrounded by pools of dark liquid. The Glass Menagerie received positive reviews, with many noting the strong performances of the ensemble as well as the inventive new staging.
The production received seven Tony nominations: Best Revival, Best Actress (Jones), Best Featured Actress (Keenan-Bolger), Best Featured Actor (Smith), Best Direction (Tiffany), Best Lighting Design (Natasha Katz) and Best Scenic Design (Bob Crowley).
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