Thursday, June 20, 2019

Reprieve, a short film by Victoria Myers

Reprieve reimagines three iconic female characters from theatre in a contemporary setting, connected only by the liminal space of one mysterious hotel room. Featuring Ruthie Ann Miles as La…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

James T. Lane, Bonnie Milligan & More to Star in Encores! Off-Center's Promenade by Andy Lefkowitz

Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming Encores! Off-Center staging of Al Carmines and Maria Irene Fornés' 1969 musical Promenade. The previously announced two-night production…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

‘A distracting concept but well performed’: THE GLASS MENAGERIE – Arcola Theatre by Shanine Salmon

Conflicts between this updated production and the original script are a distraction, but despite this and because of such a talented cast performing Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Glass Menagerie review – bold and bewitching take on Tennessee Williams by Arifa Akbar

Arcola, LondonFemi Elufowoju Jr’s engaging production puts an African American family at its centre but misses some of the play’s quietly heart-wringing moments Playwright August Wilson…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

‘Dreams & aspirations are devastatingly unreachable’: THE GLASS MENAGERIE – Arcola Theatre by Laura Kressly

This revival of American classic The Glass Menagerie is given new, unfamiliar, and achingly resonant life with its kitchen-sink drama set in the home of a black family.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Arcola Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Tennessee Williams's first success The Glass Menagerie lands at Arcola Theatre in an exciting and tremendously thought-provoking production directed by Femi Elufowoju jr. It's 1937 in St Lou…

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‘Sets Williams’ seminal drama in an entirely new context without changing a word’: THE GLASS MENAGERIE – Arcola Theatre by Maryam Philpott

Femi Elufowoju Jr’s production of The Glass Menagerie is fascinating with the tense and vibrant second half in particular proving both gripping and illuminating

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Femi Elufowoju Jr: Why did Tennessee Williams marginalise African Americans? by Bridget Minamore

The director takes about hearing The Glass Menagerie differently – and recalls the day he realised he had to do more than act His career has spanned more than three decades, but Femi Elufo…

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

All Rise for Celia Keenan-Bolger: The To Kill a Mockingbird Star Talks Tonys, Motherhood & Why Theater Fans Rule by Lindsey Sullivan

Celia Keenan-Bolger is a New York stage stalwart, a mother, an advocate for social justice and just as much of a theater geek as you are. She is also a 2019 Audience Choice Awar…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Two Scouts: Celia Keenan-Bolger Recalls The Day A ‘Mockingbird’ Icon Came Calling – Tony Watch Q&A by Greg Evans

Celia Keenan-Bolger was nominated for her first Tony Award in 2005 (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), her second in 2012 (Peter and the Starcatcher) her third in 2014 (The Glass M…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Glass Menagerie review at Watford Palace Theatre – ‘confusing reimagining of Tennessee Williams’ play’ by JN Benjamin

Tennessee Williams’ memory play, The Glass Menagerie, contains many autobiographical elements. Williams’ mother had a personality disorder and his sister was said

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mr. Broadway May 2019: Tootsie's John Behlmann by JK

Some actors find success in all mediums. Such is the case with Mr. Broadway May 2019, who has found steady work in television, film, and, of course, the stage. He's the kind of actor whose f…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Alice at the Palace, Starring Meryl Streep and Debbie Allen, Heading to BroadwayHD by Adam Hetrick

Titles also include The Glass Menagerie, starring Katharine Hepburn and Sam Waterston.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Citizens of Mockingbird: Celia Keenan-Bolger on the Magic and Morality of Playing Scout Finch by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

"King Lear" at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St. (through July 7, 2019) by Simon Saltzman

Ruth Wilson and Glenda Jackson  (photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe) It is to be expected that a seasoned critic would have seen William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” more than once, perhaps…

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Glenda Jackson holds court as Broadway's King Lear: EW review by Allison Adato

“Is there a British equivalent for ‘machismo’?” asks the American.“No. None at all,” replies his English friend, who then reconsiders: “Maybe Glenda Jackson.” There are any n…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Reimagined staging of The Glass Menagerie to set the play in African American community by Matthew Hemley

The first British production to set The Glass Menagerie in the African American community is to run at the Watford Palace Theatre

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Happy Birthday Tennessee Williams: “Everybody is nothing until you love them.” by New York Theater

“Time is the longest distance between two places.” — Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams was born on March 26, 1911, and died in 1983. Barely a season goes by wh…

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Glass Menagerie by Vanessa Cate

The Glass Menagerie Reviewed by Vanessa Cate A Noise Within Through April 26  It’s the 1930s in St. Louis, and Tom Wingfield is suffocating. Figuratively. In an apartment building wr…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Guthrie Theater Announces 2019-2020 Season - CABARET, SWEAT, and More! by BroadwayWorld

The Guthrie Theater Joseph Haj, artistic director today announced the nine productions of its 2019 2020 subscription season Tennessee Williams' classic family drama The Glass Menagerie Shake…

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Great Performances by John Simon

What exactly is a great performance by an actor or actress on stage or screen? Or if not exactly, because it involves something words seem unable to express fully, at least approximately.It …

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two by JK

Review of the Sunday, February 3, 2019 matinee (Part One) and evening (Part Two) performances at the Lyric Theatre in New York City. Starring Anthony Boyle, Sam Clemmett, Noma Dumezweni, Jes…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Blue review – Williams' Menagerie reworked into tale of Welsh sorrows by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Chapter, CardiffA damaged Carmarthen family are shaken by a newcomer in this smart and superbly acted riff on the American classicIf Amanda Wingfield and her children had lived on the coast …

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Cynthia Nixon, Finn Wittrock & More Stage Stars Join Ryan Murphy's Cuckoo's Nest Prequel Ratched by Andy Lefkowitz

An A-list group of theater alums have signed on for Netflix's Ratched, Ryan Murphy's new series starring Emmy-winning Broadway alum Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story, The Glas…

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Deborah Zall, Who Portrayed Great Women In Solo Dance Works, Dead At 84 by Artsjournal1

“Ms. Zall was known for vivid portrayals of women drawn from history, including Mary Queen of Scots and the French author who wrote under the pseudonym George Sand, as well as fictiona…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

5 modern Plays That Will Be Future Classics by Luc Jones

The term classic is a little vague but we can all think of examples of “classic” plays. My choices include Death of a Salesman, The Iceman Cometh, The Glass Menagerie and A Raisi…

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Review: Summer and Smoke, Duke of York’s Theatre by Grace Patrick

Written in 1948, Summer And Smoke by Tennessee Williams is far from one of his most performed works. Overshadowed by the likes of The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire, this play …

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Cathryn Wake by Zack Calhoon

Cathryn Wake is an actor, singer and multi-instrumentalist. She made her Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 and has specialized in originating role…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Sasha Lazare by Zack Calhoon

Sasha Lazare is originally from Ann Arbor, MI and holds a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She's also the proud Co-Founder of Pigeonholed Theater Company. While currently play…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

‘The Tragedy of King Richard the Second’ at Almeida Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

A production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of King Richard the Second” will be staged at Almeida Theatre, London, from December 10, 2018 through February 2, 2019.Directed by Jo…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Review of ‘A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer’ by Mark Dundas Wood

Like his breakthrough 1944 play The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer (1979) is set in a humble St. Louis apartment in the 1930s. It’s another of the m…

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