Tennessee Williams News

Date Of Birth:
March 26, 1911
Date Of Death:
February 25, 1983 (71)
Birth Place:
Columbus, MS, USA
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Cherry Jones On THE GLASS MENAGERIE Versus WHEN WE WERE YOUNG & UNAFRAID
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2014

Acclaimed stage and screen star Cherry Jones comments on her role in the new Off-Broadway drama WHEN WE WERE YOUNG & UNAFRAID as part of a new interview. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's 'VANYA & SONIA' to Begin 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

With a healthy dose of hilarity, heart and humility Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike joins the Bernstein repertory with director Matthew Penn at the helm. Christopher Durang's Tony-award winning homage to Chekhov leaves no stone unturned when it comes to family dynamics, sibling rivalries, love, lust, hopes and dreams in this razor sharp comedy. The stalwart cast includes audience favorites Tod Randolph and Elizabeth Aspenlieder, and S&Co. newcomers Jim Frangione, Angel Moore, Mat Leonard and Olivia Saccomanno. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre August 6 - September 14. Press Opening is Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Les Enfant Terribles to Make 13th Edinburgh Appearance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Greenwich Theatre, one of London's foremost Off-West End theatres has over the past 5 years become one of the country's leading supporters of young and emerging theatre companies. With its Edinburgh profile rising year on year, five productions are supported at this year's festival across the Pleasance, C venues and Assembly. (more...)

Arbender Robinson, Witti Repartee, and More Sing THE BILLIE HOLIDAY SONGBOOK for Beautiful Soup, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Arbender Robinson (Broadway's Les Miserables, Beautiful and The Book of Mormon) and nightlife personality Witti Repartee join Beautiful Soup Theater for an evening of stories and songs. Celebrating the music and life of Billie Holiday, whose life inspired Steven Carl McCasland's Shades Of Blue: The Decline & Fall Of Lady Day, this concert evening will benefit Beautiful Soup's World Premiere Production of that play. The previously announced Shades Of Blue... will run in repertory with McCasland's What Was Lost, a study of Laurette Taylor and Tennessee Williams at The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre beginning August 27th. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Live in HD, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The National Theatre has just announced that the Young Vic theatre's hotly-anticipated new production of A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, will be broadcast live from the Young Vic's London home to The Ridgefield Playhouse (and to cinemas worldwide) on Tuesday, September 16, at 7 p.m. This is the fastest-selling show in the Young Vic's history, and tickets are incredibly scarce, so the opportunity to see it on the wide-screen is not-to-be-missed! (more...)

InDepth InterView Special Flashback: Elaine Stritch
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

AUTHOR'S NOTE: One of the most iconic Broadway leading ladies in theatrical history, in honor of her passing earlier today at the age of 89, let us revisit this career-spanning InDepth InterView with the one and only Elaine Stritch. As a personal aside, following the conclusion of the interview proper the conversation between Ms. Stritch and I continued for several more minutes and she emphatically relayed to me that this had been her favorite interview to date and that she was incredibly appreciative and pleased with being questioned about the topics chosen herein. The following is reprinted exactly as it originally appeared here on BroadwayWorld on February 17. Hats off to a dynamite dame. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that Broadway legend Elaine Stritch died this morning, at home in Birmingham, MI. The star was 89 years old. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Starring Gillian Anderson & Ben Foster to Be Broadcast Live in Cinemas
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. (more...)

National Theatre Live Will Broadcast Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster & More this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Benedict Andrews. It will be broadcast live from London's Young Vic Theatre on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

Uptown Players to Kick Off 2014 Pride Performing Arts Festival with MYTHICAL BEASTIE, COMMENCING and More, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its programming for the 4th annual Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival. From September 12 - 20, 2014, Uptown Players will present a nine-day festival of plays, cabaret acts, and a concert performance celebrating Dallas Gay Pride, closing with a very special presentation of Savage Love Live, featuring Dan Savage. (more...)

Keystone Rep to Close Summer 2014 Season with SWEENEY TODD and THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Keystone Repertory Theater in Indiana, PA will wrap up it's summer 2014 season at the end of July with SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET and THE GLASS MENAGERIE. (more...)

Jaclyn Bethany Presents DRAMA IN THE AFTERNOON, 7/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Drama in the Afternoon is comprised of works from four plays by Tennessee Williams, including Spring Storm, Summer and Smoke, Sweet Bird of Youth, and Orpheus Descending. 'Drama in The Afternoon' is a part of'Performing on the Edge' produced by Opera New York/Academy for the Performing Artist/The Writer's Stage/IPA Management and Studio 353. (more...)

Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster Discuss Their 'Suggestive' Production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster sat down with The Telegraph to discuss their upcoming roles in the Young Vic's A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Anderson will be playing Southern belle Blanche DuBois and Foster will be playing her brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski. Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Streetcar follows the tension between the two. The production opens July 23 and runs through September 6. (more...)

Shattered Globe Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Feature THE WHALESHIP ESSEX & THE ROSE TATTOO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce the first two productions in its 24th Season, launching this fall with the Midwest premiere of the nautical drama THE WHALESHIP ESSEX by Founding Ensemble Member Joe Forbrich, directed by Lou Contey. In the winter, Shattered Globe mounts Tennessee Williams' Tony Award-winning comedy/drama THE ROSE TATTOO, directed by Greg Vinkler. The final production of the 2014-15 Season (spring 2015) will be announced shortly. (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's RENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Peregrine Theatre Ensemble presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical RENT at the Provincetown Theater every Monday-Wednesday, now through August 27th. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

THE MEETING to Return to Los Angeles at The Bootleg Theater, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to THE BOOTLEG THEATER on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 PM. After extended runs at 54 Below and Joe's Pub in New York, the show recently made its Los Angeles debut and is back for two more performances. The show will feature special guests to be announced. (more...)

URINETOWN, AS YOU LIKE IT, 21 & More Set for Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including the world premiere of a new musical about the life of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, in the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Author Michael Paller Joins Tennessee Williams Institute for TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Festival, 9/25 - 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced that Michael Paller, author, dramaturg and educator, will be a participating scholar at the Tennessee Williams Institute (TWI) held during this year's Festival, Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends, September 25 - 28, 2014. (more...)

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