Directed by Tommy Tune, the play opened on Jan. 11, 1987, at the John Golden Theatre and ran for 73 performances.
Four years later, Jones won critical acclaim in Our Country's Good, Timberlake Wertenbaker's adaptation of the Thomas Keneally novel The Playmaker. She played the dual roles of the Reverend Johnson and Liz Morden and earned her first Tony Award nomination.
The play opened at the Nederlander Theatre on Apr. 29, 1991, and ran for 48 performances.
The show received strong reviews and ran for 340 performances at the Cort Theatre. For her performance, Jones won the 1995 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times praised the show and its actors: "Every time Cherry Jones and Gabriel Byrne make physical contact in the heart-stopping new production of A Moon for the Misbegotten, the floodgates open to a tide of clashing emotions." Jones received her third Tony Award nomination for her performance.
After appearing in Major Barbara and Imaginary Friends, Jones starred in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt. She played the formidable nun Sister Aloysius in a cast that comprised Brían F. O'Byrne, Heather Goldenhersh and Adriane Lenox.
The production opened on Mar. 31, 2005, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. It won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, and Jones received her second Tony Award. The play was later adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis.
Jones is currently starring as Amanda in the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. The cast features Celia Keenan-Bolger, Brian J. Smith and Zachary Quinto in his Broadway debut.
The production is scheduled to run through Feb. 23, 2014, at the Booth Theatre.