Come experience playwright Tennessee Williams' greatest work—The Glass Menagerie. This play is
a truly unique and thoughtful musical that portrays the inner struggle of the main character to leave his troublesome home
life behind. The original play helped bring Williams' work into the mainstream, making him an instant celebrity. Since the
show premiered in the 1940s, it has been a theater staple. It has won countless awards and has been adapted in productions
all over the world, including a film adaptation in in India. Now, the play, that is said to be partially autobiographical,
is back on stage at the Booth Theatre. Director John Tiffany's production has been hailed as "stunning" by The New York Times,
with career-defining roles for stars Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto. Come see this incredibly popular production that has
The show includes Tony Award-winner Cherry Jones as the former Southern belle, Amanda Wingfield, who
is struggling with poor economic conditions and a co-dependent daughter, Zachary Quinto as the wannabe poet, Tom, Celia Kennan-Bolger
as the agoraphobic, Laura, and Brian J. Smith as the "gentlemen caller," Jim, who breathes new life into the Wingfield's home.
Every moment is breathtaking and worth the price of admission. Don't miss your chance to see one of the best adaptations of
Williams' work to date.
The play is told from the perspective of Tom Wingfield who we assume has
not spoken with or seen his mother or sister in quite some time. He talks directly to the audience, explaining his memory
of the Wingfield home before he left it. He reflects on his memories of his mother Amanda and his shy, crippled sister, Laura.
As we enter the Wingfield home, we find out that Mr. Wingfield left his family, forcing the once proud southern belle, Amanda,
to support her keep the family together. She often yearns for the comforts of her former debutante lifestyle. She worries
often about her future as well as her children. She worries especially about her daughter Laura who walks with a limp and
is painfully shy and insecure. Laura spends her days lost in her own world of glass figurines.
Amanda convinces her
son Tom—who has put his dreams of becoming a writer behind to work in a shoe store to support the family—to find
a "gentlemen caller" for Laura. He runs into Jim O'Connor, who happens to be an old crush of Laura's. Tom brings the unassuming
man home to meet him mother and to see Laura. Jim and Laura share a romantic moment, and there's suddenly hope of a future
outside of the "glass menagerie" for the crippled, young girl. Find out what happens to the Wingfields and why Tom has left
them all behind.
The Glass Menagerie is an American masterpiece, but the play has also become popular
in countries all over the world, including India. The Indian adaptation became critically-acclaimed in 2004 when it was released
in India. It is set in the southern Indian state of Kerala in the 1970s. The character's surname was changed to reflect the
heritage of that area. An actress by the name of Sheela, who played the Amanda Wingfield equivalent, won the National Film
Award for Best Supporting Actress and Geethu Mohandas, who played the Laura character, won the Kerala State Film Award for
The Glass Menagerie New York wouldn't be what it is without an enormously-talented
cast performing the beautifully-written roles. Here are a few of the actors who you will see in the New York Cast.
Jones plays the struggling, Amanda Wingfield, who is desperately trying to save her family. Jones is an accomplished actress
who has won several awards for her work on stage, in films and on television. She most recently played Dr. Evans on the NBC
series Awake. She attended the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and got her start in the Pittsburgh theatre.
Quinto plays the thoughtful and frustrated Tom, who dreams of being a poet. Quinto grew up performing in regional theater
and his high school theater program. He got his first professional acting role in 2003, when he was cast in the drama 24.
He also had recurring roles in the sitcom So NoTORIous and the science fiction drama Heroes. He is best known for his role
in the Star Trek reboot film series.
Celia Keenan-Bolger plays the shy, insecure, Laura Wingfield, who is happy living
in her world of glass figurines. Keenan-Bolger grew up performing in regional theater in a family of acting and singing siblings.
The actress got her start performing in the Kennedy Center Sondheim production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet
Brian J. Smith plays "gentlemen caller," Jim O'Connor. Smith got his start performing with the theater program
at his community college in Plano, TX. He soon earned a spot in the Juilliard School Drama Division's acting program, and
began booking acting jobs. He is best known for his role as Trey in the 2005 film Hate Crime.
Glass Menagerie has become one of the most talked about stage productions of the day. With Tony Award-nominee John Tiffany
at the helm, the play is not to be missed. Although the play was written more than 50 years ago, Tiffany makes the story current
with minimalist set designs and intriguing staging. You won't want to miss this incredibly beautiful and moving stage production.