A Streetcar Named Desire to Close on July 3
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents Natasha Richardson (Blanche DuBois) & John C. Reilly (Stanley Kowalski) in a new Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' classic drama A Streetcar Named Desire, with Amy Ryan (Stella Kowalski) & Chris Bauer (Mitch), directed by Edward Hall at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). A Streetcar Named Desire will play its last performance on Sunday, July 3rd at 2:00 PM.
The production, which was scheduled for a limited engagement through July 3rd, will have played 33 preview and 73 regular performances. Previews began on March 26th, 2005 and opened officially on April 26th, 2005.
Set against the steamy backdrop of New Orleans' gritty French Quarter, A Streetcar Named Desire is the dramatic story of Blanche Du Bois, a faded Southern belle driven to madness by her animalistic brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.
A Streetcar Named Desire was nominated for three Tonyâ Awards (Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play: Amy Ryan, Best Costume Design of a Play: William Ivey Long and Best Lighting Design of a Play: Donald Holder). Amy Ryan received the Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play.
Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org, or at the box office at the Studio 54 box office (254 West 54th St). The final performances of A Streetcar Named Desire will be this week on Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. Ticket prices range from $36.25 to $91.25.
Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country's leading not-for-profit theatres. The company contributes invaluably to New York's cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today's audiences.
The 2004-05 season marked an extraordinary time in Roundabout's history. The theatre has finally secured three permanent theatres each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout's mission. The off Broadway home, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre's Laura Pels Theatre with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays while the grandeur of its Broadway home, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout at Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.
Roundabout Theatre Company productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; New York State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. The Westin Hotel is the official hotel of the Roundabout Theatre Company.