Cate Blanchett Cast in Sydney's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

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Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, who received two additional Oscar nominations this past season (for her performances in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "I'm Not There"), will star in a production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in Australia.

Blanchett, Variety reports, will play Blanche DuBois in an August 2009 production at the Sydney Theatre Company. Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton became the new artistic directors of the company at the end of 2007.


Wow, how I wish I could see this!

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Updated On: 3/10/08 at 12:47 AM
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Gha! Bring it to Broadway! (i know, its soon after the roundabout revival, but still...)
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Another reason to go to Sydney...
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Guess my original title was too vague.
I do wish she could bring this to Broadway, I missed it with Natasha Richardson but I can't see her being better than Blanchett.
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who wants to take me along to sydney?
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Jewishboy, care to take me along? You'd only have to pay for the ticket, hotel, and food. Ticket's on me re: Another Brilliant Leading Lady Cast In Another Brilliant Williams' Play
*Sigh* I can't believe I'm gonna miss this.
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Well Ray, as of now I'm planning on swimming there and staying on someone's empty couch. So, if you feel like you're up to it then sure!
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Hell, to see this, I might even join you for the swim.
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Any buzz on who will play Stanley Kowalski?

Any chance that it might be Hugh Jackman? This current season, there was a strong buzz that Hugh was going to do a play for the Sydney Theatre Company which did not push through, but it seems he has been talking to both former artistic director Robin Nevyns ( sp?) and maybe Cate and her husband, the new co-artistic directors of STC.

If that happens...


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Jo,

I don't think it will be Hugh, but there maybe a chance he will turn up in War of The Roses for STC and Sydney Festival, Jan next year.

Ray.
With this and the War of the Roses, STC are looking to have a great season.
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Thanks, Rosscoe(au) --

I thought they have previously cast War of the Roses - is Cate also cast in that play? So, is there a chance of seeing both Cate and Hugh together onstage? Around January?

Although my dream casting for the two of them onstage is Streetcar Named Desire!

Please update when you have more news about War of the Roses and Streetcar. Thanks :)

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She will do a great job. I hope they bring her to Broadway.

I don't see Jackman doing the role. He's not masculine enough. Perhaps Russell Crowe?
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Jo, I knew you were going to suggest Hugh Jackman! To be honest, even though you and I know that he can do anything, I don't see him as Stanley.

I'm still hoping maybe he'll do Pal Joey, now that the Roundabout is producing it.

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Eric Bana would be a solid Stanley. I could see Frances O'Connor as Stella.
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Yay for Cate!
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I'd like Hugh and Cate to work together as an acting team - onstage or onscreen. They almost did - in The Fountain, but Cate dropped out when she became pregnant. As Hugh has said that he has been talking to STC for a possible stage appearance in Sydney, and since the new plays announced include STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE albeit for the 2009 season, then the possibility is not too farfetched ( although Rosscoe says the buzz could be for War of the Roses instead -- which is also very likely, as HENRY V is Hugh's favourite Shakespearean play).

I think he could do justice to Stanley - he may not be brutishly ugly, but he is a fine actor and is very well-trained ( he was WAAPA's most outstanding student when he graduated - he was in the drama course and never trained for musical theatre). In his upcoming role in AUSTRALIA, he does play a "rough-hewn drover" ( ironically replacing Russell Crowe in the lead, after the latter's differences with the studio). Also, check him out as Wolverine -- he kills people, even the ones he love! It is called acting re: Another Brilliant Leading Lady Cast In Another Brilliant Williams' Play

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broadwaygal3 -

It seems to be a forgone conclusion that Christian Hoff is going to star in Pal Joey according to some in that thread on the MB (with Stockard Channing)- I don't think Hugh would be available anyway since that's right around the time he would be promoting "Australia" (which premieres in the US on Nov. 14) which I think will get a massive push since it seems to be one of those Oscar-worthy movies, plus who knows what else he would have going at the time.

And I agree with Jo on the acting information - she said it very well!
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Blanchett was very lucky she got pregnant, THE FOUNTAIN was such an awful film.
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I thought she dropped out when Brad Pitt was no longer involved in The Fountain. You learn something new every day.
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