Thursday, October 31, 2013

“The Glass Menagerie” On Broadway

Broadway theaters are dark on Sunday evenings.

However, over three-day holiday weekends on which a Federal Holiday falls on Monday, custom is for one Broadway house—and only one—to offer a special early-curtain performance that Sunday evening. In my experience, it is invariably a straight play, and not a musical, that offers the special Sunday evening performance. (Such custom does not apply over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays, when ALL Broadway theaters adopt special schedules.)

Over Columbus Day Weekend, the special early-curtain Sunday evening performance was offered by the current Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s “The Glass Menagerie”.

We had no genuine interest in seeing “The Glass Menagerie” yet again, but we attended the performance for want of viable alternatives.

We had planned to go to the Joyce Theater and see Lar Lubovitch Dance Company that Sunday evening—but, for reasons unknown to us, the Sunday evening Lar Lubovitch Dance Company performance at the Joyce Theater had been cancelled not long after being announced.

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