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Perez Reviews: The Glass Menagerie - On Broadway!

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The new revival of The Glass Menagerie on Broadway is worth seeing, purely for the performance of Cherry Jones.

Best known to TV audiences from her work on 24, the actress really shines on stage and commands the audience's attention at the Booth Theater - whenever she speaks or is just standing there. In fact, her presence is so powerful that it lingers when she's off stage too!

It is truly a Tony-worthy performance!

Menagerie is not one of our favorite plays from Tennessee Williams. It relies far too much on narration and not that much action happens in Act 1.

John Tiffany does a fine job directing, but Bob Crowley's scenic design - or lack thereof - left much to be desired.

As far as the other performers, Celia Keenan-Bolger was solid. Brian J. Smith was barely in the show. And, Zachary Quinto, while good, unfortunately attempted a very specific Southern accent that he just couldn't pull off and that had mostly disappeared by the end of Act 2.

Jones, however, is a Tennessee native and radiates not just authenticity but also brilliance in this production. See it for her! She is giving us some Meryl!!!

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Zachary Quinto Is Set To Hit Broadway This Fall!

zachary quinto will be hitting broadway this fall in a production of tennessee williams the glass menagerie

It looks like Zachary Quinto will be trading in his Spock ears for the bright lights of Broadway in just a few months!

The Star Trek actor will be returning to the stage along with Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Brian J. Smith in the play The Glass Menagerie!

How exciting!!

The American Repertory Theater production of the Tennessee Williams play was directed by Tony-Award winning director John Tiffany and showed at some smaller venues earlier this year. But now they're ready for the big leagues and will be hitting Broadway!

The first shows will start previewing September 5th at the Shubert Theatre, and it will officially open on September 26th!

The Glass Menagerie will only be on Broadway for 17 weeks, so make sure to get your ticket before it's gone!

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24 Star Pulls Out Of Emmy Race

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We thought she was too classy for this!

It seems 24 star Cherry Jones is pulling a Katherine Heigl. The respected actress has withdrawn herself from consideration for an Emmy nomination for her role as U.S. President Allison Taylor on the hit Fox show.

Cherry took home Best Supporting Actress in a Drama last year, but took herself out the running because she was not happy with her storyline this season.

She said the following to EW in May:

"By the end of the season, these guys (producers) are just this side of brain dead. They have been trying so hard. They don't have an arc. Most TV shows would have an arc and they would figure out how to nudge everybody in the direction they wanted to go… (The producers) try to follow things they think will be the most shocking."

Yikes!

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24 Spoilers!

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Don't read if you don't want to know Jack Bauer's fate!

Executive producer of 24 Howard Gordon has revealed that Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) will not be getting a happy ending when the series finale airs on May 24.

"We considered several very different endings," he says. "We tried 'happily ever after' and it didn't work. This show is a tragedy. To give Jack a happy ending wouldn't have felt authentic."

Gordon reveals that a final showdown will take place involving Jack's friend Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and President Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones).

It's expected that Jack will survive though since a 24 movie is potentially in the works.

Will U be tuning in to the big 2-hour finale?

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