Broadway may be getting a new (and already acclaimed!) revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. The starry production may make the leap to Broadway this spring, reports The New York Times.
The revival, which features Tony winner Cherry Jones, Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger, Zachary Quinto and Brian J. Smith, is currently playing at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts and might transfer in time for the Tony eligibility cut-off in late April. The tight deadline seems possible with the A.R.T. run closing on March 17.
A transfer depends first on the show finding a Broadway house during the already crowded spring season, as well as the availability of Tony winner Jones and the rest of the cast. The timing might be tricky for Quinto, who will be busy promoting the upcoming Star Trek movie sequel, in which he stars.
Directed by Tony winner John Tiffany, the classic drama stars Jones as faded doyenne Amanda Wingfield, Keenan-Bolger as her timid daughter Laura, Quinto as her son (and the play's narrator Tom) and Smith as Jim, better known as the Gentleman Caller. The play opened to rave reviews on February 2.
Should the show make the move to New York, this would mark A.R.T's second Broadway transfer of the season, following its upcoming revival of Pippin. The Glass Menagerie was most recently presented on the New York stage in Roundabout Theatre Company's acclaimed 2010 off-Broadway revival starring Judith Ivey as Amanda.