If in the next 17 weeks you have a chance to go to New York City, do yourself a favor and go see The Glass Menagerie. You will be moved, inspired, enraged, overjoyed–you will feel all the feelings that great theatre should give. And this folks is truly great theatre.
The latest revival of Tennessee Williams‘ classic memory play opened at the Booth Theatre on Broadway last night, and all our favorite stars were out for the occasion.
Zachary Quinto, who stars as Tom, looked particularly happy on opening night.
Well, he should be because as he told reporters, theatre is what he’s always wanted to do. “[Hollywood] was always a means to an end to me. I always felt like I wanted to be in L.A. so that I could come back [to New York] and do theatre, and now I’m making good on that promise to myself…If I could make a living just doing theatre, I feel like I really might.”
Guys, Zachary is incredible in the play. Along with his co-stars Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith, the quartet gives one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. I was lucky enough to get to see a preview of the show last week and meet the cast afterwards. Look! (Cherry didn’t come out after the matinee, but I did get a picture with her at the evening show. Check it out on my Instagram!)
Ben Brantley is definitely correct when he says in his New York Times review, “[The Glass Menagerie] is not a lovely little memory play; it’s a great memory tragedy.” Launch the gallery to check out all the amazing photos from opening night! It’s worth it just to see Leonard Nimoy out supporting Zachary. Will you be checking out The Glass Menagerie? Let us know in the comments!