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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.


Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

New York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

PANGAEA to Open Planet Connections Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Pangaea, a play by Erik Champney, will open the Staged Reading Series on June 14 at this summer's Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre's Ghostlight Reading Series to Continue with THE SUBJECT and CARLO AT THE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with readings of THE SUBJECT by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Jade King Carroll on Monday, June 5th at 7pm and CARLO AT THE WEDDING by Bryna Turner and directed by Jenna Worsham on Monday, June 12th at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation with Canadian Ballet Star Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada
by Taylor Long - May 27, 2017

Evan McKie, a Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, has enjoyed a thriving international career, performing with the Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the Tokyo Ballet to name a few. Hailed as 'among the absolute best in the world' (Dance Europe), it was my pleasure to chat with Evan about life as a dancer and his role in the upcoming ballet, A Streetcar Named Desire. (more...)

Found Theatre LOVERS, HATERS & OTHERS Presented As Benefit For Found Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Found Theatre of Long Beach is proud to present a special theatrical event. Kim and Scott McClelland, founders and operators of the famous Roadhouse Theatre in Erie, Pennsylvania, for more than 20 years, have graciously offered to perform their signature piece, "Lovers, Haters & Others" as a benefit for the Found. The show consists of scenes and monologues from 12 different plays, ranging from Shakespeare's "Richard III" to Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," to Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" and Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" (more...)

LOVERS, HATERS & OTHERS Presented As A Fundraiser For The Found Theatre of Long Beach
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Found Theatre of Long Beach is proud to present a special theatrical event. Kim and Scott McClelland, founders and operators of the famous Roadhouse Theatre in Erie, Pennsylvania, for more than 20 years, have graciously offered to perform their signature piece, "Lovers, Haters & Others" as a benefit for the Found. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Union Avenue Opera Prepares for 23rd Festival Season, Featuring ALBERT HERRING, CAROUSEL & HANSEL UND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 30 artists will make their Union Avenue Opera [UAO] debut during its 23rd Festival Season this summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Theater Director Michael Kahn Receives First Annual TENN Award
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced American theater director, educator, and arts leader Michael Kahn as the recipient of the Festival's first-ever TENN Award. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

Shirine Babb, Alyssa Bresnahan, and Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the full company for Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Principal Casting Announced for A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the Canadian premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire, choreographed by John Neumeier. A Streetcar Named Desire will open the National Ballet's Summer Season June 3 - 10, 2017 at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. #AStreetcarNamedDesireNBC (more...)

Colm Meaney Joins Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Colm Meaney will join the previously announced Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell to play Big Daddy in the Young Vic production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof directed by Benedict Andrews.  (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/12 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/12 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More! (more...)

Casting Announced for National Ballet of Canada's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the opening night of A Streetcar Named Desire, choreographed by John Neumeier. A Streetcar Named Desire makes its Canadian premiere June 3 - 10, 2017 at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Previews: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Theatre Tallahassee
by Paula Kiger - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre Tallahassee's A Streetcar Named Desire closes out the 2016-17 season with classic Tennessee Williams. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for 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. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Carl Weathers to Direct Tanna Frederick in DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, will open July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.  (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for 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. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Jen Danby's CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and FARRAH Coming to NYC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a two-dates-only double feature performance on Saturday, July 8th and Saturday, July 15th of CALIFORNIA GIRL: BEING MICHELLE PFEIFFER and of FARRAH about '70s superstar Farrah Fawcett. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 7, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 7, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, June 7, 2017! Kathie Lee and Hoda are in town today to show their Today show audience what's happening in Nashville, which prompts the musical question: What's sights are on your list of places to go when newbies turn to you for advice? Let us know and we'll feature you in an upcoming story! (more...)

THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion Opens 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

ABET presents “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion  St. Augustine actress Anne Kraft will be performing Joan Didion's powerful memoir of love and loss, The Year of Magical Thinking at the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre for two performances on July 8 and 9, 2017.   (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces BODIES Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lorna Brown, Brian Ferguson, Philip Goldacre, Salma Hoque, Justine Mitchell and Hannah Rae have been cast in Vivienne Franzmann's Bodies directed by Jude Christian. (more...)

BWW Review: The National Ballet of Canada's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is Breathtaking From Start to Finish
by Taylor Long - Jun 5, 2017

No one yells 'Stella!' at the ballet - because they don't have to. John Neumeier's A Streetcar Named Desire, inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams, had its National Ballet of Canada premiere on June 3, 2017. The ballet dives deeper into Blanche DuBois' psyche, examining the motivation for her psychological instability. Featuring music by Sergei Prokofiev and Alfred Schnittke, Mr. Neumeier's choreography exposes more vulnerability, fragility and desire than could ever be communicated by words alone. Neumeier's visionary production expands on the context referenced in Williams' play - by showing us more, we feel more. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Jurgita Dronina to Dance with The National Ballet of Canada and English National Ballet Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina will be a Lead Principal Dancer with English National Ballet in London, England next season. Ms. Dronina will remain with The National Ballet of Canada as Principal Dancer and will be featured in The Winter's Tale, which opens the 2017/18 season, as well as The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. (more...)

'GREAT COMET', COME FROM AWAY and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Receive AEA's Excellence in Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Actors' Equity Association today named The Great Comet, Come From Away and A Doll's House Part 2 the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2016-17 theatrical season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check out Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and More in National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The first footage of Angels in America - hailed by critics as one of the theatre shows of the year - has been released ahead of its broadcast in cinemas next month as part of National Theatre Live. Part 1 will be in cinemas on Thursday 20th July and Part 2 on Thursday 27th July. Check out photos from the broadcast below! (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Lisa Palfrey, Hayley Squires, and More Join Young Vic's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Lisa Palfry (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae) and Brian Gleeson (Gooper) with Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend) join the previously announced Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O'Connell (Brick) and Colm Meaney (Big Daddy) for the Young Vic production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Chita Rivera Awards and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Dora Awards and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Dora Awards and More! (more...)

LBO and MOLAA Present FRIDA KAHLO: PAIN AND PASSION, Sneak Peek
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

On June 9, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will present "Frida Kahlo: Pain and Passion," an evening celebrating the vibrant, colorful life of the renowned Mexican artist. The event will begin at 7:00 PM at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

Tantrum Theater to Stage CAROLINE, OR CHANGE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Tantrum Theater continues its second season with the moving Tony Award-nominated musical, 'Caroline, or Change,' running July 5-July 22. (more...)

The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Five Promotions for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced five promotions for the 2017/18 season: Emma Hawes, Hannah Fischer and Brendan Saye to First Soloist and Félix Paquet and Ben Rudisin to Second Soloist. (more...)

Guest Blog: Nastazja Somers Talks Female Sexuality On Stage
by Guest Blog: Nastazja Somers - Jun 18, 2017

As the founder of HerStory Feminist Theatre Festival, I made a conscious decision a long time ago to only associate myself with feminist and political work that challenges the misrepresentation of women in theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Heather Ogden is One Strong Swan in the National Ballet of Canada's SWAN LAKE
by Taylor Long - Jun 17, 2017

The theme will get under your skin. With some of the most beautiful music ballet has to offer, SWAN LAKE is sure to capture your heart. The National Ballet of Canada is celebrating the 140th anniversary of Tchaikovsky's most iconic ballet with their dark, brooding production designed by Santo Loquasto and Robert Thomson with choreography by James Kudelka. The opening night performance featured ballet's power couple, Heather Ogden and Guillaume Cote. Stunning design meets extraordinary dancing, creating a real-life fairytale on the Four Seasons Centre stage. (more...)

Silk Road Rising Announces 2017-2018 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Silk Road Rising has announced its 15th Anniversary Season, which includes two world premieres, one U.S. premiere, and three staged reading series. Announcing the season, Founding Artistic Director Jamil Khoury said, "When a new theatre company launches its first season, all hopes are pinned on reaching a second. Then a fifth. Then a tenth season. Each one a milestone in its own right. But the tenth season is seen as a tipping point-from there, the company either begins to power down or commits to longevity. Five years later, the coveted fifteenth season shines as a testament to their achievements-to the relevance of the company's mission, the quality of its artistic work, the veracity of its artists and staff, and the sheer vitality of its role within the theatrical ecosystem." (more...)

Always Love Lucy Theatre's HELLO TO ROSE to Showcase Tennessee Williams One-Acts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The Off-Off-Broadway company, Always Love Lucy Theatre, has announced that it will present Hello to Rose, four of Tennessee Williams' one act plays featuring a cast comprised mainly of older actors and actors of color. The production will run 6 performances only, July 11 to July 15 at The Bridge @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor. (more...)

Diverse Cast to Bring WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Life at Pulse Theatre Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Pulse Theatre Chicago, a non-Equity professional theatre, will feature a diverse cast in its upcoming production of Edward Albee's classic drama 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' The production runs August 4-20 at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago. (more...)

OSLO's Michael Aronov Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Michael Aronov has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for OSLO. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Featured Actor in a Play, Michael Aronov
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Michael Aronov has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for Oslo. This marks the actors first Tony nomination and win. His other Lincoln Center Theater credits include Golden Boy (Belasco Theatre), and Blood and Gifts (U.S. premiere).  (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

John Neumeier's Adaptation of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Makes Canadian Premiere 6/3 - 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

John Neumeier's adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire makes its Canadian premiere June 3 - 10.  (more...)

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