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Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is set against the sexy backdrop of New Orleans' gritty French Quarter. A Streetcar Named Desire tells the tale of former school teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois, as she's forced to move in with her sister Stella and her animalistic husband Stanley. But the fragile, Blanche quickly gets a gritty life lesson in the seamy, steamy underbelly of 1950's New Orleans.

BWW Review: Feel the Heat in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - May 31, 2016

As soon as you walk into the theatre at Portland Center Stage, you'll start to feel overheated and a little claustrophobic. No, nothing's wrong with the air conditioning. It's because of G.W. Mercier's set, which features an authentic New Orleans second-story balcony jutting out over the two cramped rooms where the action of A Streetcar Named Desire takes place. (more...)

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh-Led THE PRESENT Will Open Next January at the Barrymore Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Tickets for the critically acclaimed production of Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENT, Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, directed by John Crowley, go on sale exclusively to American Express card holders tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1. Audience Rewards members can buy tickets beginning June 8 and the on-sale date is Saturday, June 11 through Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200 or visiting www.Telecharge.com. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 30, 2016
by - May 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 29, 2016
by - May 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2016
by - May 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Mu Performing Arts Presents World Premiere of "tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story Of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan"
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

Mu Performing Arts released casting and thematic details today for the World Premiere production of ?tot: THE UNTOLD, YET SPECTACULAR STORY OF ?(a filipino)?HULK HOGAN?, June 17 - 26, 2016, written by playwright ?Victor Maog?and directed by ?Randy Reyes at Park Square Theatre's Boss Thrust Stage. This production is the final play of the 2015?2016 season and marks Mu's 50th World Premiere of new works by Asian American artists and playwrights. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE This June
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present their first non-musical in their 7 year history when they present the Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. The show is playing two weekends only; Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm June 17-26, 2016. Tickets can be ordered online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org or by calling 717-334-2692. (more...)

5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results. (more...)

Alec Baldwin and Kevin Kline In Conversation for HERE'S THE THING at Two River Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces Alec Baldwin and Kevin Kline: Live from Two River Theater, a special evening of conversation recorded live for WNYC Studios' acclaimed podcast "Here's The Thing," on Monday, June 20 at 8pm. (more...)

Lott Entertainment to Present RUDE MECHS: THE METHOD GUN at MATCH, 5/26-28
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Sex, death and violence. Full-frontal nudity. The incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of Tennessee Williams' BABY DOLL Set for Fountain Theatre, 7/16-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

This summer, L.A. audiences get to see a brand new play by Tennessee Williams. Simon Levy directs the West Coast premiere of Baby Doll, adapted by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann from the 1956 Academy Award-nominated film of the same name - the first-ever Williams Estate-approved adaptation of this Williams screenplay. Baby Doll opens at the Fountain Theatre on July 16, starring Daniel Bess, Karen Kondazian, Lindsay LaVanchy, John Prosky and George Roland. (more...)

Tennessee Williams' KINGDOM OF EARTH Set for Odyssey Theatre, 7/15-8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Tennessee Williams aficionados will have the chance to view one of his lesser-known works in a rare Los Angeles production this summer. Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot) directs Susan Priver, Brian Burke and Daniel Felix de Weldon in Kingdom of Earth, a darkly comic psychodrama set to open July 15 as a guest production, presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger, at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Raleigh Little Theatre's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Raleigh Little Theatre's production of Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE opens tomorrow, June 10 in the Sutton Theatre. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does She Handle Eight-Hour, Two-Show Days as Mary Tyrone? Jessica Lange Explains the Power of O'Neill
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2016

She has taken on the Golden Globes, the Emmys and the SAG Awards. Now Jessica Lange is coming for her Tony! As the troubled matriarch of the Tyrone family, her performance in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT has earned her a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. Watch below as she explains why the role is so rewarding and why the production is perfect alchemy. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brian Murray to Star in SIMON SAYS at Lynn Redgrave Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?Three-time Tony Award nominee and Theater Hall of Fame inductee Brian Murray stars in the thriller, SIMON SAYS, a new play by Mat Schaffer, which will have its New York premiere at The Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street) where it opens on Saturday, July 9th. Directed by Myriam Cyr,  SIMON SAYS will begin previews on Wednesday, July 6th and will play a limited engagement through Saturday, July 30th. Tickets are $20 for previews and $30 for all other performances.  Premium seating is available at $65.  For tickets visit: www.cultureproject.org  or call 866-811-4111.    (more...)

2016 Season Tennessee Williams Theater Fest to be Held in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

2016 marks the centenary of the year Eugene O'Neill began writing ground-breaking plays in Provincetown, considered the birthplace of modern American theater. This year, the 11th Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater (TW Fest) will offer new approaches to staging O'Neill from the perspective of Tennessee Williams' genre-busting dramas. (more...)

Nine Theatricals & Engine Productions to Stage HAMLET, 7/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

?Nine Theatricals in association with Engine Productions will present HAMLET at the 13th Street Repertory Theater in a special limited engagement, July 13 - 24 (Wednesday - Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 3:00 p.m.). Tickets at hamletnyc.brownpapertickets.com and further info at ManDelightsNotMe.com. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 4, 2016
by - Jun 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/2; THE 39 STEPS in Pittsburgh, STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 3, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Portland and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE 39 STEPS at Pittsburgh CLO, a 'must-see' STEEL MAGNOLIAS in Cleveland, and A Streetcar Named Desire at Portland Center Stage, just to name a few. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Remount THE AWAKE at Theater on the Lake
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

First Floor Theater (FFT) is thrilled to remount THE AWAKE, Ken Urban's lyrical and highly theatrical exploration of interrogation, government control, and the compulsive power of dreams, directed by Josh Altman, as part of the Chicago Park District's Theater on the Lake 2016 Festival Season at the Berger Park Cultural Center. (more...)

Greenfield Prize Commissioned BATHING IN MOONLIGHT Announces its Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is pleased to announce that its coveted Greenfield Prize Commission, play BATHING IN MOONLIGHT by Nilo Cruz, is set to premiere in Princeton, NJ this fall at McCarter Theatre Center's Roger S. Berlind Theatre. The 2014 Greenfield Prize in drama is a $30,000 commission in exchange for a new work to be presented within two years. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 54th season with William Shakespeare's intense political drama, Coriolanus. Performances begin July 6 and continue through July 24 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or go online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

The Chicago Inclusion Project Partners with Writers Theatre, TimeLine & ATC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Chicago Inclusion Project Founder and Producer Emjoy Gavino is pleased to announce a slate of upcoming projects with three Chicagoland theatres. (more...)

Lyric Opera of KC Names New Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the selection of the inaugural class of the Resident Artists Program. They include: soprano April Martin, mezzo-soprano Samantha Gossard, tenor Casey Candebat, baritone John Viscardi and pianist Kyle Naig. They will perform in various roles throughout the 2016-17 season on the mainstage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as well as at community outreach and education events. The artists were selected after a rigorous national audition of more than 100 singers. Led by Vinson Cole, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance faculty member and one of the leading artists of his generation, Resident Artists Program signals the creation of the first-ever Resident Company for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

Cast Announced for McCarter's World Premiere of BATHING IN THE MOONLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

When Father Monroe discovers that Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling, he offers a warmth and kindness unlike anything Marcela has ever experienced. Small acts of generosity blossom into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical new play about falling in love and finding a place to call home.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/23/2016 - The Rockettes' NEW YORK SPECTACULAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016

Today's big news: The Rockettes celebrate the grand opening of their NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City! (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Gets Special Performance in Long Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a special, one-day-only Saturday, June 25th, performance of the critically acclaimed SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN at Arts in the Plaza in Long Beach, NY. (more...)

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Sets Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. announced the lineup for its inaugural season, opening with the critically acclaimed A Steady Rain and including works by two of America's most esteemed playwrights. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12-week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. (more...)

SHANGRI-LA to Make World Premiere at Finborough Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Part of the Finborough Theatre's summer season of new writing, the world premiere of a first play by an exciting new playwright, Shangri-La by Amy Ng opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 14 July and Friday, 15 July 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

New York City Ballet to Host 2016 Fall Gala in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

On September 20, 2016, New York City Ballet will open its 2016-17 Season at Lincoln Center with the fifth anniversary of its annual Fall Fashion Gala, featuring an evening of world premiere ballets created by an internationally-acclaimed roster of choreographers and fashion designers. (more...)

Studio Theatre Long Island to Stage New Play About Tennessee & Rose Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

When David Dubin decided to direct a new play about Tennessee Williams and his sister Rose at Studio Theatre Long Island, he didn't have to look far to find a style. (more...)

Joanna Francis, Jon Robyns, Karen Mann and More Join SISTER ACT UK Tour; Opens at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further casting to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of Craig Lucas' I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of I Was Most Alive with You written and directed by Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss at the Huntington and An American in Paris on Broadway) and performed both in English and American Sign Language. Performances began Friday, May 27 and continue through June 26, 2016 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Check out photos below! (more...)

Bid To Meet DAPHNE'S DIVE's Daphne Rubin-Vega, Support A.R.T. New York
by Michael Dale - Jun 2, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers a chance to meet RENT's original Mimi and support ART/New York. (more...)

Christopher Haydon to Step Down as Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Today, 14 June 2016, Christopher Haydon announced he will step down as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, leaving in January 2017 after five years of leading the company. His recently announced new season - Too Close To Home, will be his penultimate season at the Gate Theatre. Haydon will continue programming the Gate up until May 2017, with his last season being announced in late 2016. The post of Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre will be advertised shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

In a story about friendship, fate and fortitude, two farmhands wander through California's Salinas Valley, leaning on each other to find their way in this powerful adaptation of John Steinbeck's quintessential novel, OF MICE AND MEN. The esteemed Jenny Lord of The Juilliard School will direct Serenbe favorites Daniel Parvis and Blake Burgess, cast as George and Lennie, the iconic duo of witty small guy and loafing giant. View lush Serenbe, transformed to a working farm of the depression-era dustbowl, with live horses wandering about the rustic barn and stark minimalism artfully at play. The bucolic barn setting lends itself to an interpretation that is all about relationships - stripped of material means and in the direst of circumstances, watch as two men overcome seemingly impossible odds to reach their destinies. (more...)

ALBATROSS Opens This Month at Gloucester Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett's Albatross opening on June 16 and running through July 3 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

BWW TV: HAMILTON's Paul Tazewell Wins Tony for Best Costume Design of a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2016

Paul Tazewell received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for Hamilton. Tazewell's other Broadway credits include Doctor Zhivago, Side Show, A Streetcar Named Desire, Magic/Bird, Jesus Christ Superstar, Memphis, The Miracle Worker, The Color Purple, In the Heights, On The Town, Caroline, or Change, Guys and Dolls, Drowning Crow, A Raisin in the Sun, Elaine Strich at Liberty, Def Poetry Jam, and Noise/Funk. Check out what he had to say on the honor below! (more...)

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT's Jessica Lange Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Jessica Lange has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Mary Tyrone in Roundabout Theater's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. (more...)

HAMILTON's Paul Tazewell Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Paul Tazewell has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for HAMILTON.  (more...)

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE's Ivo Van Hove Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Ivo Van Hove has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for ARTHUR MILLER'S A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. The production marks his Broadway debut. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Site-specific OF MICE AND MEN at Serenbe's Working Farm
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

In a story about friendship, fate and fortitude, two farmhands wander through California's Salinas Valley, leaning on each other to find their way in this powerful adaptation of John Steinbeck's quintessential novel, OF MICE AND MEN. The esteemed Jenny Lord of The Juilliard School will direct Serenbe favorites Daniel Parvis and Blake Burgess, cast as George and Lennie, the iconic duo of witty small guy and loafing giant. View lush Serenbe, transformed to a working farm of the depression-era dustbowl, with live horses wandering about the rustic barn and stark minimalism artfully at play. The bucolic barn setting lends itself to an interpretation that is all about relationships - stripped of material means and in the direst of circumstances, watch as two men overcome seemingly impossible odds to reach their destinies. (more...)

London Hit I LOVED LUCY Coming to Lucille Lortel Theatre for One-Night-Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Gary DiMauro, Therese Steiner, and Showstoppers NY present a special engagement of I LOVED LUCY, Lee Tannen's loving and candid play about his friendship with Lucille Ball, on Thursday, July 21 at 8pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Direct from the play's critically acclaimed London premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Sandra Dickinson reprises her celebrated performance as Lucy. Jermyn Street Theatre's Artistic Director Anthony Biggs is set to direct. (more...)

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