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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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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 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...)

Ballet Hispanico to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival at the Ted Shawn Theater, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA. (more...)

LATE COMPANY to Transfer to the West End this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Following its critically acclaimed and sold-out European premiere at Finborough Theatre in April/May 2017, Stage Traffic's production of Late Company, by the award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill, will transfer for its West End debut at Trafalgar Studios 2 for a strictly limited run from 21 August - 16 September 2017, with press night on Thursday 24 August. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Sultry Stars of CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), will present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Brian Clowdus and Molly Tynes to Star in Racy Rendition of CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), will present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. (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...)

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...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast FOLLIES this November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Classic Stephen Sondheim musical Follies will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, opened on July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Fall 2017 McDaniel College Theatre Performances Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2017. (more...)

Camille A. Brown and Paul Taylor Come to the MV PAC and The Yard
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In a compressed 2-week period, THE YARD presents two distinctive, critically acclaimed views - through dance-making of a potent American landscape: Taylor in his lifelong survey of popular cultural sources, Brown in her ongoing deep dive into the complex social reality of black identities of both men, women and girls that reaffirms that 'black dance matters" in depicting lives at risk in a dangerous political environment. (more...)

Ballet Hispánico to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival at the Ted Shawn Theater, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223, from July 26-30, 2017 with performances Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $45-78 and are available at www.jacobspillow.org/events/ballet-hispanico/. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS to Bring Beauty to Roxy Regional Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This summer, beat the heat and come on down to Truvy's beauty shop, where the motto is 'there is no such thing as natural beauty' and all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their hair done. The Roxy Regional Theatre presents Robert Harling's stage hit STEEL MAGNOLIAS, July 28 through August 19. (more...)

Raven Theatre Founders Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro to Step Down After 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Raven Theatre Company today announced the theater's founders and co-artistic directors Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 season, after leading the company for 35 years. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces Two Special Additions to 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces two special additions to the 2017-18 Broadway season, a new mystery play, Mike Hammer Encore For Murder, starring Gary Sandy (WKRP In Cincinnati) and the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. Previously announced performances for the upcoming Broadway season include the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line and Cabaret, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. Tickets and packages are on-sale now. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)


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Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Actors' Equity Association Presents GREAT COMET, COME FROM AWAY and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 with Excellence in Diversity Award
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 12, 2017

Actors' Equity Association just presented 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...)

NYC Public Artist in Residence Expands Work to Include Projects on Domestic Violence, Homelessness and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Veterans' Services today announced new projects as part of Bryan Doerries' evolving two-year appointment as a NYC Public Artist in Residence (PAIR), a City initiative to enhance civic services through artistic practice. Expanding on their current work through PAIR of presenting theater projects to nurture a deeper understanding of issues facing veterans, Doerries and his company, Theater of War Productions, will partner with City agencies and community organizations-including the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) and the Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety-to present new projects that address domestic violence, neighborhood violence, homelessness, and more. Working with veterans, military, and civilian communities, the company will also continue to broaden programs focused on veterans' affairs, police and community relations, racial injustice, gun violence, and mental health. (more...)

Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE TREASURER, the world premiere of a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.   (more...)

Casting, Dates Set for Alan Ayckbourn's New Play THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Old Vic today gives a sneak preview of what's to come in 2018 at The Old Vic during its bicentenary. The Divide, a new play by Alan Ayckbourn, will open at The Old Vic on 3 February 2018 with previews from 30 January 2018, following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival this summer. (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan Join the Cast of A JUDGEMENT IN STONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Continuing a successful UK-wide tour throughout 2017, Chris Ellison and Robert Duncan will join the cast of The Classic Thriller Theatre Company's A Judgement in Stone. Ellison is well-loved for his longstanding role as ITV's DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill and Burnside and returns to familiar territory as Detective Superintendent Vetch in celebrated crime authoress Ruth Rendell's multi-million-selling work. (more...)

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