Old becomes New as American Repertory Theatre stages “The Glass Menagerie” with Cherry Jones

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus presents Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, directed by Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany. It begins performances on February 2 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, with press opening on Wednesday, February 6 and runs through Sunday, March 17, 2013.

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A Masterpiece to begin with…

The Glass Menagerie is Tennessee Williams’ poetic masterpiece, anchored by the ageing 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. This production marks the A.R.T.’s first foray into the world of Tennessee Williams.


Multiple Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones returns to the A.R.T. to play Amanda Wingfield, and is joined by Zachary Quinto as Tom, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as the Gentleman Caller. The Tony Award-winning design team includes set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by Clive Goodwin. Original music is composed by Nico Muhly,and movement by longtime Tiffany collaborator Steven Hoggett,

About The Production

Cherry Jones was a founding member of the A.R.T. and appeared multiple times on its stage, including in Three Sisters, Sganarelle, The King Stag, The Serpent Woman, Life is a Dream, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Major Barbara, King Lear, and most recently in Lysistrata. She is the recipient of two Tony Awards — for Doubt and The Heiress — three Drama Desk Awards, and an Emmy Award for her role as President Allison Taylor in the television series 24. Broadway credits include Angels in America, Imaginary Friends, Moon for the Misbegotten, The Night of the Iguana, Our Country’s Good (Tony Award nomination), Faith Healer, and Mrs. Warren’s Profession. Her films include Ocean’s Twelve, Cradle Will Rock, The Horse Whisperer, The Perfect Storm, Erin Brockovich, and Signs, and on television she was seen in The Lady in Question, Murder in a Small Town, Loving, Spenser: For Hire, and most recently as Dr. Judith Evans in the series Awake.

Zachary Quinto is best known for his portrayal of the young Mr. Spock in the JJ Abrams directed 2009 film Star Trek and as Sylar in the NBC series Heroes. His theatre credits include the role of Louis in the revival of Angels in America at Signature Theatre for which he received a Theater World Award and a Drama Desk nomination, as well as Side Man, Gross Indecency (City Theatre Company), Much Ado About Nothing (LA Shakespeare Festival), A Lonely Impulse of Delight (Vineyard Playhouse), The Bear (Tintreach Company – Galway, Ireland), Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Old Globe), Much Ado About Nothing (LA Shakespeare Festival), Pro Bono Publico, A Map of Doubt and Rescue, Laying On of Hands, Lonesome Hollow (Ojai Playwright’s Conference). He may currently be seen on the second season of the Emmy nominated show American Horror Story on FX. This past year, Quinto produced and starred in Margin Call which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

Celia Keenan-Bolger’s Broadway credits include Peter And The Starcatcher (Tony Award, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble, Theatre World Award), Les Miserables (Drama Desk nomination). She was seen Off-Broadway in Merrily We Roll Along (City Center Encores), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons), Bachelorette (2econd Stage), Juno (City Center Encores), Saved (Playwrights Horizons), Little Fish(Second Stage). Her regional credits include Sweeney Todd (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration), Our Town (Intiman Theatre), and The Light In The Piazza (Goodman Theatre). On television she appeared in Law & Order, Heartland, and The Education Of Max Bickford, and in the feature film Mariachi Gringo.

Brian J. Smith appeared on Broadway in The Columnist, Come Back Little Sheba at Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as off-Broadway in Good Boys and True and Changes. His film credits include Hate Crime (Trey), The War Boys, Red Hook, and Murder on the Orient Express. On television he played Lt. Scott in the series Stargate Universe, appeared in the film Red Faction: Origins for the SyFy Network, had a recurring role on Gossip Girl, and will guest star in The Good Wife and Warehouse 13 this season.

About the Creative Team

Director John Tiffany’s production of Once, which originated at the A.R.T., received twelve nominations and garnered eight Tony Awards, including Best Director on Broadway, for the 2012 season, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. He is the Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, where he created his production of Black Watch, which transferred to London and received the Laurence Olivier Award and Critics’ Circle Award for Best Director, and has been performed in New York, Washington, DC and Chicago. Other international credits include The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, Home: Glasgow (National Theatre of Scotland); Jerusalem (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Las Chicas del Tres y Media Floppies (Granero Theatre, Mexico City; Edinburgh Festival Fringe); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur, The Straits (Paines Plough); Gagarin Way, Abandonment, Among Unbroken Hearts, Perfect Days, Passing Places (Traverse, Edinburgh). Tiffany was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University from 2010-11.

Choreographer Steven Hoggett’s Broadway credits include Once (Tony nomination, Obie Award), Peter and the Starcatcher, and American Idiot; off-Broadway he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Blackwatch, which earned an Olivier Award in his native England. He has collaborated with John Tiffany on seven productions.

Set and costume designer Bob Crowley has received multiple Tony Award nominations and has won six Tony Awards, for Carousel, The History Boys, Mary Poppins, Aida, The Coast of Utopia, and most recently Once. He is also the recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award and three Drama Desk Awards. Other Broadway credits include A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Year of Magical Thinking, The Invention of Love, The Iceman Cometh, The Capeman, and Twelfh Night; he has also worked extensively at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in London.

Lighting Designer Natasha Katz has previously designed The Servant of Two Masters, Hedda Gabler, Power Failure, and King Lear at the A.R.T. She received Tony Awards for lighting Once, Aida, and The Coast of Utopia, and Tony nominations for Twelfth Night, Beauty and the Beast, Follies, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, and Sweet Smell of Success. Other Broadway credits include Sister Act, Collected Stories, The Addams Family, Scandalous, Motown: The Musical, Elf, Impressionism, Hedda Gabler, Lennon, The Capeman, and Nine; and the revivals of A Chorus Line, Hamlet, Peter Pan, Company, and My Fair Lady. She has designed for theater, ballet, and opera nationwide, including American Ballet Theatre and New York City Opera.

A.R.T. Resident Sound Designer Clive Goodwin received a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award for his work in Once, which originated at the A.R.T. Other A.R.T. credits include As You Like It, Prometheus Bound, The Blue Flower (IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards), Cabaret, Alice vs. Wonderland, and Paradise Lost. He also contributed to productions at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Royal Festival Hall, Avignon Festival, and Asti Festival and on numerous music and theater projects in his native England.

Original music is composed by Nico Muhly.

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Performances run Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays (2/9—3/17) at 2:00pm; and Wednesday matinees (2/20—3/13) at 2:00pm. Single tickets begin at $25 and can be obtained by calling 617-547-8300 or online at www.americanrepertorytheater.org
For groups of 10 or more call 617-496-2000 x8887.

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