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.
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Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.