Monday, October 26, 2020

Tony-Winning Set Designer and Beloved Mentor Ming Cho Lee Dies at 90 by Lindsey Sullivan

Ming Cho Lee, who designed numerous Broadway sets, took home a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2013 and instructed many aspiring designers, has died at the age of 90. Accordi…

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis shifts to radio by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Offerings to include 'The Glass Menagerie.'

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Take a Look Back at Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Zachary Quinto in The Glass Menagerie by Nathan Skethway

The Tony-nominated Broadway revival of the Tennessee Williams play opened September 26, 2013.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020

I Interview Playwrights Part 1093: A.A. Brenner by Adam Szymkowicz

A.A. Brenner Hometown: New York City Current Town: New York City Q:  What are you working on now? A:  I'm currently in rehearsals for a Zoom reading of EMILY DRIVER'S GREAT RACE THR…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Great Performances Part 2 by JK

As we said yesterday, over the past ten seasons, we have been witnesses to some truly amazing performances. These are thirty of the greatest star turns, each one iconic for a different reaso…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Bette Midler, Sarah Paulson, Kaitlyn Dever & More Set for Paul Rudnick's Coastal Elites by Lindsey Sullivan

HBO will present a comic satire special about politics and the pandemic that will air this September. Paul Rudnick and Jay Roach's Coastal Elites will center on five characters from New York…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Emily Skinner Joins Tim Realbuto, Erika Henningsen, and Nick Rehberger In THE GLASS MENAGERIE Benefit Reading

Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner has been tapped to star as matriarch Amanda Wingfield in the Actors Fund 'Friday Night Play Reading' series, created by Alison Tanney and Tim Realbuto.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals by JK

Yesterday, we began our series about the "Best" of the last decade, from the 2010-2011 season, through the just ended 2019-2020 season. Today, Mike and I name what we considered to be the 10…

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Erika Henningsen, Tim Realbuto & More Set For THE GLASS MENAGERIE Benefit Reading

Erika Henningsen has been cast as Laura Wingfield in The Actors Fund benefit reading of the Tennessee Williams classic 'The Glass Menagerie.'

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Lips Together, Teeth Apart's Celia Keenan-Bolger on Balancing Being of Service and Giving Herself a Break by Beth Stevens

Celia Keenan-Bolger is known for being a social justice warrior almost as much as she is revered as a performer. We checked in with the To Kill a Mockingbird Tony winner as she prepared to t…

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Friday, April 3, 2020

The Friday 5: 5 Classic Original Casts I Wish I'd Seen by JK

A lot of theater fans say they wish they had seen the original cast of The Glass Menagerie, including the legendary performance of Laurette Taylor. I could go for that myself. Truth is, I've…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020


During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focu…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Off-Brand Orpheus: Five Famous Apings of Tennessee Williams by Trav S.D.

In honor of Tennessee Williams’ birthday, we append this little sidebar to the massive tribute we wrote to the playwright here. Our conceit lies in the observation that in the thick of Wil…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

'I don't conform': backstage with the indomitable Isabelle Huppert by Laura Cappelle

The French star’s fearless performances – and work ethic – are the stuff of legend. In her dressing room, she talks about the pain of theatre, acting in English and #MeToo In 2005, day…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Anita Gillette to Star in The Glass Menagerie Musical Adaptation Blue Roses by Ryan McPhee

York Theatre Company will present the one-night-only concert presentation.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

All the Natalie Portmans by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

MCC Theater’s New York premiere of C.A. Johnson’s new play "All the Natalie Portmans" is a lovely work which resembles other such modern coming of age plays from Carson McCullers’ "The…

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Calista Flockhart Sets Stage Return in An Ideal Husband at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company by Andy Lefkowitz

Calista Flockhart, an award-winning star known for TV's Ally McBeal, will take the stage of Huntington Theatre Company this fall in a new monuting of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. Hunting…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Harry Potter actor Geraldine Somerville cast in Royal Exchange’s The Glass Menagerie by Giverny Masso

Geraldine Somerville has been cast in the Royal Exchange’s production of The Glass Menagerie, 30 years after she made her debut at

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Call Answered: Catherine Ogden: "The Glass Menagerie" at The Phoenix Theatre PA by Adam Rothenberg

Catherine Ogden’s 20 year career in professional musical theater has included regional, touring and Broadway productions. In addition to performing Catherine is a teaching artist at West C…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Atri Banerjee to direct The Glass Menagerie at Manchester Royal Exchange by Ruth Comerford

Atri Banerjee will direct The Glass Menagerie at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, as part of Sarah Frankcom’s final season as the venue’s

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ben McKenzie to Make Broadway Debut in Grand Horizons by Andy Lefkowitz

Ben McKenzie is headed to the Great White Way. The acclaimed screen star will take on the role of Ben in Bess Wohl's Broadway-debut play, Grand Horizons. The previously announced production…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Take a Look Back at Sally Field in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway by Nathan Skethway

The Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner celebrates her birthday November 6.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Andrew Kindig by Zack Calhoon

Andrew Kindig can’t decide which hat he likes the best. An actor, director, carpenter, painter, teacher, and comedian (in addition to father of two great kids and husband to his amazingly …

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Expensive laughter by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Were a visitor from another planet to spend a few se…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Rose Tattoo review – Marisa Tomei is wasted in Broadway farce by Alexis Soloski

The American Airlines Theatre, New York A delightful turn from the Oscar winner isn’t enough to save this garbled and tiresome Tennessee Williams adaptation The Rose Tattoo, now co-starri…

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A History of the Life and Works of Tennessee Williams

In 1945, a daring new play brought a brilliant young writer to national attention, and, in his own words, 'changed [his] life irrevocably' when it first premiered on Broadway. The play was T…

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Monday, October 14, 2019


By Bob Shuman Director Tonya Pinkins asked six American women of multi-cultural backgrounds to compose one-acts on the theme of women oppressing women—her seven actors are all women, too…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

The Glass Menagerie by Jk Clarke

          By JK Clarke   Tennessee Williams’ very accomodating production notes in The Glass Menagerie—a play for which he coined the term “memory play”—encourages a freedom …

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Glass Menagerie by Joel Benjamin

It is Ginger Grace as Amanda that is the crowning glory of this production.  Though slender and frail looking, she is still a powerful, if bothersome figure, memories of a golden southern b…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Glass Menagerie Opens at The Wild Project by Olivia Clement

Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch co-direct the Tennessee Williams classic, with inspiration from horror film master Wes Craven.

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