The Glass Menagerie, With Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Zachary Quinto, Will Offer Student Rush Tix
By Adam Hetrick
Producers of the Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie, starring Tony Award winner Cherry Jones, Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and Zachary Quinto, have announced that student rush tickets will be available beginning Sept. 5 at the Booth Theatre.
Subject to availability, a limited number of $35 student rush tickets will be offered for the day of the performance on a first-come first-served basis. The box office of the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th Street) opens at 10 AM Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. Student rush tickets are $35 each and limited to two tickets per individual. A valid student ID is required.
Staged by Tony Award-winning Once director John Tiffany, this production of The Glass Menagerie first opened Feb. 6 at the American Repertory Theater. Critics lavished praise on the production.
The Broadway production will play a limited, 17-week run with the complete A.R.T. cast returning to their roles. Previews begin Sept. 5 towards a Sept. 26 opening night.
Jones, who plays Amanda Wingfield, earned Tony Awards for The Heiress and Doubt. The cast also features 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 Glass Menagerie reunites Tiffany's Tony Award-winning Once creative team. It has scenic and costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Clive Goodwin.
For the new staging, Tiffany and designer Crowley created a series of platforms depicting the Wingfield apartment, which appear to float over a pool of black liquid.
According to A.R.T., "The Glass Menagerie is Tennessee Williams' poetic masterpiece, anchored by the aging southern belle Amanda Wingfield, who hopes for her son Tom to fulfill her dreams of finding the perfect 'gentleman caller' for her shy and damaged daughter Laura."
The last New York production of Menagerie was in 2010, starring Tony Award winner Judith Ivey. The Roundbout Theatre Company transferred that production, which premiered at the Long Wharf Theatre. The A.R.T. engagement will mark the seventh major revival of the play since its 1945 premiere.
The revival is produced by Jeffrey Richards, John N. Hart Jr., and Jerry Frankel, in association with the American Repertory Theater.
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