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A Streetcar Named Desire - 1988 - Broadway

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.

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Circle in the Square (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1633 Broadway at 50th St.
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2021
Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh has announced that he will be presenting the Tron Theatre Glasgow, the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Blood of the Young's production of Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen at the Criterion Theatre for an open-ended run.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021
Barry Hughson, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Sonia Rodriguez will retire as Principal Dancer in 2022 after an outstanding 32-year career with the company. Her farewell performances will be as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire March 2 – 6, 2022.
by Alan Henry - Sep 3, 2021
BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with Florida Grand Opera's General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021
Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Michael Major - Sep 24, 2021
Ahead of their upcoming musical episode, take a look back at the Simpsons' musical endeavors of the past. From The Music Man to the Lion King, check out a roundup of previous musical tributes on the show!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2021
The Ringwald Theatre has announced their return to live theatre AND their return to Ferndale! After a long, long intermission, the ragtag group of innovative, campy, and just plain talented folx at The Ringwald will pick up their decade and a half of making theatre in Ferndale and continue-albeit in a new location.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
The National Theatre today announces the on-sale dates of upcoming productions Trouble in Mind, Wuthering Heights and Small Island, as well as the return of daytime opening for visitors.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
If you've never had an opportunity to see an original production, this is your chance. This Saturday, September 25, at 2 p.m., Actors Theatre of Indiana presents Provenance by Ethan Mathias. Mathias was chosen as one of the playwrights from ATI's LAB Series.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
Charing Cross Theatre is to become a cinema for three weeks, screening some of the greatest movie stage and screen musicals.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
Jay Españo will direct this comedy-drama by the author of the Judy Garland bio-play END OF THE RAINBOW, which was adapted as the Academy Award-winning film JUDY. In 4000 DAYS, Michael awakens from a three week-long coma that has affected his memory. He struggles to find the way back to his true self as a tug of war ensues between his pragmatic partner Paul and overbearing mother Carol.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
A new entertainment company, Second Half Productions, has been launched today by Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey and Rob O'Rahilly. It will bring together world-leading artists to create innovative work for both stage and screen.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Launching today, the Young Vic and Joshua Andrews' production of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire featuring Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella, the NT's recent production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood with Michael Sheen and Nadia Fall's verbatim play Home that explores homelessness in the UK featuring Michaela Coel.
by Elliot Lanes - May 27, 2021
Today’s subject Beth Hylton is currently living her theatre life performing on your TVs and computer screens as the sole performer in Round House Theatre’s latest streaming production of Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up. The show is available for viewing through June 13th.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
The award-winning musical Once is coming to Ōtautahi's Court Theatre this June. This enchanting play is about the power of music and how the right notes can reignite your heart.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021
Join New York University’s School of Global Public Health, Tisch School of the Arts, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for an exclusive virtual conversation with a panel of arts, public health, and audience development experts discussing Broadway's unprecedented shutdown and the wider implications of reopening.
by Richard Sasanow - May 17, 2021
On Sunday afternoon, the winners of what had been the Met’s annual National Council Auditions now, the Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition (charmingly emceed by Ryan Speedo Green), were named. This year’s Fab Five were Korean soprano Hyoyoung Kim (the Birgit Nilsson Award), soprano Raven McMillon (the Faith P. Geier Award), tenor Duke Kim (the Dominique Laffont Award), mezzo Emily Treigle (the Alton E. Peters Award) and mezzo Emily Sierra (the Noreen Zimmerman Award).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Laila Robins will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. Ms Robins replaces the previously announced Kate Burton, who withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2021
Osceola Arts continues its 2020-2021 theatre season with Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Beginning Friday, June 11th and running through Sunday, June 27th, the Osceola Arts Main stage will host this classic of stage and screen.  
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
The 2021 lineup will be produced and performed by artists from Cape Cod, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Champaign-Urbana, and New Orleans. The Festival's roster of live performances will be complemented during Festival week by workshops, parties, and educational programming to celebrate the enduring inspiration of America's great playwright.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
Northern Broadsides presents  Beyond These Walls, including four shorts by Tennessee Williams. directed by Laurie Sansom. Northern Broadsides return to the stage with four rarely performed short works with a contemporary resonance - reimagined for the first time in the North of England, in the Northern voice.
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2021
The Son focuses on Peter (Hugh Jackman) as his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Laura Dern) turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021
The African-American Shakespeare company is elated to announce what Artistic Director L Peter Callender is a calling a season of “splendor and renewal” featuring 4 productions, live-and-in-person: The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged); Cinderella; The Glass Menagerie; and Richard II. There will also be a special streaming-only edition of Twelfth Night. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021
Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2021/22 season, marking the company’s 70th anniversary and return to the stage after more than 20 months. It will also be the final season programmed by Ms. Kain before she steps down as Artistic Director on June 30, 2021, as previously announced.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021
The Arden Theatre Company has announced their return to in-person performances. The company will reopen on January 13, 2022, with a series of four Mainstage productions and an Arden Children's Theatre production.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021
It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2021
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, announces two new board members, Virginia Johnson and Isaac Mizrahi.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that beloved Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley has passed away. He was 88 years old.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
Learn more about the full lineup here, which includes A Streetcar Named Desire, Rigoletto, Fellow Travelers, and Agrippina. Plus, learn more about how to purchase tickets, including subscriptions!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021
From July 12 through August 22, An Almost Holy Picture, written by Heather McDonald and directed by Everyman Associate Artistic Director Noah Himmelstein, will be available for patrons to access digitally in their homes for $30.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2021
Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand, during his 20th year touring around the world to 25 countries will perform at the Theatre of Changes' 17th International Festival of Making Theater in his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! as Harold Clurman, 'the Elder Statesman of the American Theatre,' on August 2nd at Theatre of Change, 19a Tritus Septemuriou Street in Athens, Greece.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
Palo Alto Players for the first time in its recent history will premiere an original one-man show by Bay Area actor Fred Pitts. AREN’T YOU…? recounts Pitts’ hilarious journey to visit all 21 California Mission churches, where he discovers being black makes him an instant celebrity – the question is which one?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021
Leicester’s Curve theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and English Touring Theatre revealed the full company for the upcoming co-production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Anthony Almeida, which will open at Curve on 3 September, and then tour venues across England and Wales.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2021
Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Erik Gernand’s Year One September 9-26 in Kean University’s Bauer Boucher Theatre Center (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will open at Curve on 3 September, before touring to Liverpool Playhouse 22 September – 2 October, Marlowe Theatre 6 – 9 October, The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich 12 – 16 October, Theatr Clwyd 19 – 23 October, concluding at Mast Mayflower Studios Southampton 26 – 30 October.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021
Producers Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons and Kenneth Teaton announced today that Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown will direct the upcoming production of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf on Broadway in 2022. This will mark Brown’s directorial debut on Broadway.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2021
Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Amy Jo Jackson in THE BRASS MENAGERIE on September 16.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2021
Impro Theatre brings acclaimed “Tennessee Williams Unscripted” to Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021
The Williamstown Theatre Festival world premiere musical Row is available worldwide tomorrow, April 8 at 3am ET within the Audible Plus catalog. Row is the final production of the 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season produced on Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony-nominated actor William McGuire, known by his nickname 'Biff' has died at age 94.
by Student Blogger: Anna Demaria - Apr 23, 2021
From the Great White Way to the Silver Screen, these artists have careers that span both the stage and screen. Today we are delving into the Broadway careers of six performers who are nominated for the 2021 Academy Awards.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2021
THE WASTE LAND by T.S. Eliot and starring Lisa Ramirez in a bravura solo performance will stream starting Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. (Pacific), and be available for viewers on demand through May 19, it has been announced by Oakland Theater Project, where Ms. Ramirez has been performing the newly-adapted, hourlong play in a parking lot, accompanied by an original soundtrack, video and multimedia.  
by Gil Kaan - Apr 19, 2021
International City Theatre’s next virtual production Wendy MacLeod’s SLOW FOOD will begin streaming April 29, 2021. Wendy has taken a bad experience at a restaurant that she personally underwent, and turned it into comedy gold. This prolific writer of stage, screen and television took some time from her many scripts to answer a few of my queries.
by Timothy Shawver - Apr 16, 2021
The impact on American theatre of N. Richard Nash's THE RAINMAKER, a mid-century, self-described Romantic Comedy, is primarily found in its formidable presence (exceeded only by OUR TOWN) in any and all monologue and scene-study books. The leads, 'Lizzie' and 'Starbuck', are ever present at auditions, duo-acting tournaments, and Intro to Acting courses in high schools and colleges coast-to-coast. Despite it's not uncommon presence in local theatre, I'd never seen the full play before attending Hale Centre Theatre's current production. The play is culturally dated most certainly but made enjoyable by some strong performances and deft staging by director Tim Dietlein.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Ethel Barrymore Theatre! Learn about Ethel Barrymore herself, shows to have graced the theatre's stage, including An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Chaplin, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Band's Visit, The Inheritance, and many more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced the first public presentation of a new dramatization of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, adapted and directed by Michael Barakiva. Presented in two parts, this event will feature Jason Butler Harner, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Stephen Bel Davies, Sheldon Best, Gisela Chípe, Robert Cuccioli and more.