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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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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.

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...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

New Memoir Reveals Tennessee Williams's Personal Life
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

He grew up idolizing the man who wrote “The Glass Menagerie” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” and hoped, but he never imagined, fate would bring him face-to-face with Tennessee Williams in Key West.   (more...)

HAMILTON, SPRING AWAKENING and WAITRESS Receive Equity's 2016 Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Actors' Equity Association (Equity) today named Hamilton, Spring Awakening and Waitress the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2015-16 theatrical season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROSE TATTOO Rare Tennessee Williams Treat
by Tara Bennett - Jul 27, 2016

The idea of a comedic play by Tennessee Williams might raise an eyebrow or two. Tennessee Williams? The same playwright who penned dark plays focusing on dysfunctional households as seen in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Glass Menagerie?' That same Williams? (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Calls Artists to Create 2017 Season Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

2017 marks South Bend Civic Theatre's 60th anniversary season. To help us celebrate six decades of community theatre, we are inviting local artists to collaborate with us to create original artwork for six of our productions in the 2017 seasons. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Joshua Henry, Danielle Brooks & More Join BROADWAY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The event will take place August 1st at Columbia University's Lerner Hall. The event The show will begin at 8:30. Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHO MOURNS FOR BOB THE GOON? at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Playwriting Collective, in association with HERE Arts Center, present Joshua Young's WHO MOURNS FOR BOB THE GOON?, directed by Lucia Bellini. Currently playing at HERE Arts Center, located at 145 6th Ave. (enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Casting Announced for Writers Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce casting for the first five plays of the company's 25th Anniversary Season.  (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 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 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

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YEAR OF THE IGUANA to Explore Tennessee Williams' Life at Studio Theatre Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tennessee Williams was larger than life. So maybe it's only logical that two actors would play him in the new play Studio Theatre Long Island is presenting about his life. (more...)

Hangar Theatre to Present Wendy Wasserstein's THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Following their sold-out production of In the Heights, the Hangar Theatre will present Thirdby Wendy Wasserstein from July 21 until July 30, 2016. Set in a small, prestigious college town in New England (like Ithaca), the play tells the story of a professor whose seemingly well-ordered life is thrown into dizzying disarray after she accuses a student athlete of plagiarism.  Interim Artistic Director, Michael Barakiva, will be directing this production; he also directed the world premiere of this show at Theatre J in Washington, D.C. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 22 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 in Cass Park. (more...)

Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan & More Will Lead Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE; Michael Mayer Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the complete cast of Mike Bartlett's (King Charles III) new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer. The cast includes Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Zoe Kazan (The Seagull), Ben Rosenfield ('Boardwalk Empire') and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan ('The Office,' A Streetcar Named Desire). The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Print Room at The Coronet Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's forthcoming season running through until December 2016. The season opens with Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Oakley. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September, and runs until 7 October. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Opens 7/22 at ?The City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The City Theatre continues its summer season with the Tennessee Williams American classic, The Glass Menagerie, which revolutionized modern drama and is still an undisputed masterpiece from one of the great voices of the American theatre.  Directed by Jeff Hinkle and starring Ben McLemore, Sarah Zeringue, Terri Bennett, and Donato De Luca. The production runs July 22 - August 14, 2016. (more...)

2016 Wilde Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 29 when The 2016 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tennessee Williams's A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR at The Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Aug 9, 2016

Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters today announces the full cast for Tennessee Williams' rarely performed A LOVELY SUNDAY IN CREVE COEUR, which opens the theatre's new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Roster of Young Artist Program Take-Ons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

MIAMI – August 2, 2016– Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the members of its 2016-17 class for its Young Artist Program. These artists, consisting of both new and returning members, were selected from more than 600 singers who auditioned for the coveted program.  (more...)

Novato Theater Co-Opens with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Novato Theater Company Begins its 2016-2017 season with the Tennessee Williams classic, A Streetcar Named Desire, September 9-October 2 at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Dr., Novato 94949.  The play is directed by Michael Barr and features Gregory Crane, Amber Collins Crane, and Emily Radosevich.  It is produced for NTC by Kim Bromley and Janelle Ponte. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Jeff Awards Equity Nominations Honor Outstanding 2015-2016 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse to Tackle Art & Friendship in ART This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), will present the second show in its 2016 Intimate Indoors season, ART, by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In an era of unprecedented political activity, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation opens its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Richard Wesley's political drama, Autumn. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Spotlight Theatre Presents SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

What really happened last summer on the beaches of Cabeza de Lobo where young Sebastian Venable mysteriously died?  Catharine Holly knows, but Sebastian's mother Violet will go to any length to keep the truth hidden forever.  Suspenseful and shocking, this is Tennessee Williams at his most poetic and revelatory. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Casting Announced For The London Premiere of Tennessee Williams' CONFESSIONAL
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

Share a drink with a group of shameless lowlifes and watch their lives implode... Tramp's innovative, semi-immersive production reimagines Tennessee Williams' little known play, CONFESSIONAL, in "Monk's Bar", a run-down British seaside bar on the Essex coast, frequented by life's flotsam and jetsam. The audience are seated in the pub with the locals while the action kicks off around them. Join the bar's regulars over the course of one furious and fun evening, as a pair of strangers enters their world - and all hell breaks loose.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE HOBBIT Star Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan & the Cast of LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2016

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Deep Blue to Bring A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Deep Blue's inaugural production will be A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of Roundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will soon present Mike Bartlett's (King Charles III) new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer. The cast includes Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Zoe Kazan (The Seagull), Ben Rosenfield ('Boardwalk Empire') and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan ('The Office,' A Streetcar Named Desire). The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

ECLIPSED Playwright, Producers to Be Feted at TCG's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 2016 gala will honor Tony-nominated and OBIE-winning playwright and acclaimed 'The Walking Dead' actress Danai Gurira. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Stage Wilde-ly Feminine THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Long Beach playhouse takes on an all female cast with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by 'Phie Mura in the Studio. (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Names John Miller-Stephany Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today that John Miller-Stephany has been named the theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. He assumes his new role in mid-October. The announcement by Board Chair Brian Bush ends an extensive national search. (more...)

The Dragon Theatre Presents the Existential Classic Waiting For Godot
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Voted 'the most significant English language play of the 20th century" in a survey of playwrights, Waiting for Godot is considered a masterpiece of surrealist existentialism. Two wandering vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The men hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both surprisingly funny and somehow touching, and the trip will bend your brain in this vigorous conception of Samuel Beckett's classic. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

Cast Change for Glimmerglass Festival SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Molly Jane Hill will sing the role of Mrs. Lovett in The Glimmerglass Festival's production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd beginning August 15, replacing Luretta Bybee who has withdrawn from the role. The new production runs throughAugust 27 in the Alice Busch Opera Theater in Cooperstown, New York. (more...)

Spotlight Theatre presents SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER August 26 - September 24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

What really happened last summer on the beaches of Cabeza de Lobo where young Sebastian Venable mysteriously died?  Catharine Holly knows, but Sebastian's mother Violet will go to any length to keep the truth hidden forever.  Suspenseful and shocking, this is Tennessee Williams at his most poetic and revelatory. (more...)

Raul Mendez, Hannia Guillen, Priscilla Lopez and More to Lead Nilo Cruz's BATHING IN MOONLIGHT World Premiere at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 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...)

Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Opens in San Jose, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Opera San Jose opens its 2016-17 season with Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Donizetti drew inspiration for this opera from Sir Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor. The story revolves around a feud between two families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods. Lucia Ashton loves Edgar, master of Ravenswood, whose land her family has taken by force. When Lucia's brother, out of political necessity, forces her into an arranged marriage, there are dire consequences. Donizetti expertly combines the epic story of Lucia with some of the most wonderful melodies from his pen and the most affecting mad scene in theatre. (more...)

Nick Cearley, Gina Milo, Jamison Stern Set for LITTLE SHOP at Portland Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 2016-2017 season kicks off with the hilarious and rockin' sci-fi musical, Little Shop of Horrors, based on the film by Roger Corman, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. The demonic plant will take over the U.S. Bank Main Stage with preview performances beginning September 10; an opening night on September 16; and performances running through October 16. Bill Fennelly directs a cast featuring Nick Cearley, Gina Milo, Jamison Stern, Chaz Rose, David Meyers, Ebony Blake, Johari Nandi and Alexis Tidwell. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Virginia Stage Company's Season 38
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Single Tickets to Virginia Stage Company's Season 38 productions are now officially on sale. The upcoming season, which runs from September 2016 to April 2017, includes world premieres, new adaptations, family traditions, and magical collaborations. (more...)

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