Inclusive Dates: October 29 1994 - January 1 1995
The Glass Menagerie was staged at Roundabout's Criterion Center at 1530 Broadway with first preview October 29, 1994, opening November 15, and closed January 1, 1995. The production marked the 50th anniversary of the play.
Directed by Frank Galati with set design by Loy Arcenas, costume design by Noel Taylor, lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin, sound design by Richard R. Dunning, projection design by John Boesche and original music by Miriam Sturm. Jay Adler was production stage manager.
Zeljko Ivanek played Tom, Julie Harris played Amanda, Calista Flockhart played Laura and Kevin Kilner played Jim. Understudies Martha Randall for Amanda, Laurel Holloman for Laura, Brett Rickaby for Tom, and Jordan Matter and Brett Rickaby for Jim.
Calista Flockhart and Kevin Kilner won 1995 Theater World awards for their performances.
Tennessee William's third play, The Glass Menagerie, opened on Broadway in 1945 to nearly unanonymous critical praise, winning the Drama Critics' Circle Award and earning countless other accolades. The play was seen as a turning point in American theatre, and Williams viewed as an important new voice in drama. Laurette Taylor, who played the original Amanda Wingfield, stunned audiences with her realistic interpretation of the pitiful Southern belle mother who, along with the rest of the cast, was modeled after Williams' dysfunctional family.
Collection consists of 1 Hollinger box containing production documentation, extensive news clippings files, author's agreement, playbills, and administrative files. Collection lacks production script and documents detailing artistic vision for the play (director's notes, set, costume, sound, lighting designs).
Digital files related to The Glass Menagerie 1994 contain scanned photographs, scanned press clippings, scanned playbill, show art used by the marketing department to promote the production, and two files pulled from discs maintained by production stage manager, Jay Adler.
Photograph file contains print black and white production shots, black and white contact sheets, negatives of artwork, one color slide depicting Julie Harris, cast photo and headshots.
Access Restrictions: Open and available for research by appointment only.
Preferred Citation: The Glass Menagerie 1994, Roundabout Theatre Company Archives
Library of Congress Subject Heading Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Glass menagerieRoundabout Theatre CompanyTheater--New York (State)--New YorkArcenas, LoyGalati, FrankHarris, Julie, 1925-2013Flockhart, Calista, 1964-Kilner, KevinIvanek, Zeljko, 1957-Taylor, Noel, 1913-2010Sherin, Mimi JordanSturm, MiriamBoesche, John