The Verdict: Critics Review The Glass Menagerie, With Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto and Celia Keenan-Bolger

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27 Sep 2013

Cherry Jones and Celia Keenan-Bolger
Cherry Jones and Celia Keenan-Bolger
Photo by Michael J. Lutch

Tony Award winner Cherry Jones, Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and Zachary Quinto star in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, which is staged by Tony Award winner John Tiffany and officially opened Sept. 26 at the Booth Theatre.

Williams' poignant 1945 memory play about an overbearing mother and her fragile daughter, a relationship inspired by his own mother and sister, returns to Broadway after a premiere at the American Repertory Theater last winter. Critics praised that production.

For this new staging, Tiffany and designer Crowley created a series of platforms depicting the Wingfield apartment, which appear to float over glimmering pools of black liquid. The Glass Menagerie is scheduled to play a 17-week run through Jan. 5, 2014. This is the seventh staging of The Glass Menagerie to be produced on Broadway.

The cast features Jones (The Heiress, Doubt ) as Amanda Wingfield, Quinto (Angels in America, "Star Trek") as narrator son Tom, Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher, Spelling Bee) as sister Laura and Brian J. Smith (The Columnist, Come Back Little Sheba) as the Gentleman Caller.

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

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Chicago Tribune

Entertainment Weekly

The Hollywood Reporter


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