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"The Glass Menagerie

First Nighter: William Inge's Loss of Roses Somewhat Wilted

David Finkle | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It seems to me there's more than one reason for staging a revival. The first one that springs to mind, because it's the most obvious, is that a well-written and successful play is always a strong contender for old and new audiences.

Why Life May Not Be a Cabaret and More Tony Musings

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Well, the Administration Committee did it, they ruled Cabaret Tony eligible. I wrote previously about how there would be precedent for that ruling (in...

Aisle View: The 2013 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

As 2013 dwindles down to a precious few -- a precious few plays and musicals, that is -- it is time to compile our list of the ten best of the year. This year, happily, has no less than fifteen that more than qualify for the ten best; fifteen that I would happily return to for another visit.

Stage Door: The Glass Menagerie, Arguendo

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Tennessee Williams turned his life into art. The blueprint for his family travails, The Glass Menagerie, put him on the theatrical map in 1944, creating indelible characters. His "memory play," in its latest Broadway revival at the Booth Theater, is stunning.

The Glass Menagerie: A Spectacularly Broken Family

Danny Groner | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

From the opening minutes of The Glass Menagerie, you must accept that you'll be spending 150 minutes with a difficult family full of sad and disappointed people.

'A Dismal Autopsy Of A Durable Classic'

Rex Reed | Posted 11.28.2013 | Arts
Rex Reed

Is there anyone who pretends to know anything about the theatre who has not seen or read The Glass Menagerie? It's the production that counts, and there have been entirely too many to count.

Shimmering Glass

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

How do you stage a play so that even audiences who have watched numerous versions feel they are seeing it for the first time?

First Nighter: Tennessee Williams's Memorable Glass Menagerie, William Inge's Forgettable Natural Affection

David Finkle | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It was when Tennessee Williams took him to see The Glass Menagerie that William Inge decided to become a playwright -- very much influenced, as it turned out, by his pal.

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mira Nair's film of the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist isn't about terrorism, Kiefer Sutherland observes, but about the reaction to terrorism -- a very different thing.

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mira Nair's film of the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist isn't about terrorism, Kiefer Sutherland observes, but about the reaction to terrorism - a ...

Acting Triple-Threat Zachary Quinto Discusses His Latest Projects

Shannon O'Connor | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Shannon O'Connor

In Quinto's latest artistic endeavor, however, he is stripped bare. The star appears on the stage of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, Mass. as the raw and emotional Tom in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.

Glass Menagerie Reality Check at the Seattle Rep

Hayden Bixby | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
Hayden Bixby

The last time I read The Glass Menagerie I was in high school. This weekend, two friends and I went to the Seattle Rep's production, and we couldn't help but see our mother-selves reflected in this 1940s version of a modern-day helicopter parent.

Annals of the Overrated: Zooey Deschanel

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Between her cloyingly unfunny sitcom, New Girl, and her ubiquitous iPhone 4 commercials, she's way overfulfilled my daily -- nay, annual or even lifetime -- recommended dosage of Zooey Deschanel quirk.

Blow Out Your Candles, Laura

George Heymont | Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2011-12-08-Screenshot20111208at10.41.01AM.jpg In preparing for the Marin Theatre Company's production of The Glass Menagerie, director Jasson Minadakis was determined to take a much different approach to the text.

Tennessee Williams Ventures South of Market

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

This past season, as most nonprofits were trimming their sails due to the sagging economy, Boxcar Theatre fearlessly staged a whopping 15 productions!

First Nighter: Tennessee Williams's Glass Menagerie Shattered

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

By the end of Edelstein's misguided production at the Roundabout Theatre, I wanted to put a long distance between myself and it. And so should anyone who values the The Glass Menagerie.