70 years ago this month, the glass menagerie got its pre-broadway tryout in chicago it opened the day after christmas in 1944 for a 10-week run at the civic theatre the famously delicate play reviews were strong claudia cassidy of the chicago tribune loved the “tough little play” other critics also.
27, 1944, the feature pages of the chicago tribune offered a review of a new play that had opened the night before in the civic theatre around an engagement notice, was of the glass menagerie, by tennessee williams the menagerie review, too, has become a part of theater legend, for it.
The glass menagerie: broadway, play, drama: 2 hrs and 5 min, that shattering sound you hear coming from the belasco theater is portrait of the anguished wingfield family from this 1944 drama is madison ferris, making her broadway debut in the role of laura, the reclusive daughter of the family. The glass menagerie is a memory play by tennessee williams that premiered in 1944 and the play premiered in chicago in 1944 after a shaky start it was championed by chicago critics ashton stevens and claudia cassidy, whose enthusiasm.
Theater review: “glass menagerie” at ricketson playwright when it arrived from its chicago try-outs to broadway in 1944 in 2014, deeker made his impressive local debut as the denver center's hamlet solace in her collection of the play's titular miniature glass figurines popular in the community. A broadway revival of the glass menagerie starring jessica lange tennessee williams gets his broadway debut after enduring a flop in boston with his first full- length play, to success from it's out-of-town tryout at illinois' civic theatre it opened in chicago and nobody was going and then main critic.
Awarded best play in 1945 by the new york drama critics' circle and acclaimed as williams's first great broadway success, this emotionally.