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A Streetcar Named Desire - 1950 - 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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New York City Center

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
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by BWW Staff - Jan 5, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Arkansas Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2021
This week's Theater Stories features The Circle in the Square Theatre! Learn about the Circle in the Square Theatre School, the 2019 Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma!, the show that was most recently set to be performed in the theatre, American Buffalo, and much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
Today, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Audible Theater announced casting as rehearsals and recording sessions commence for Wish You Were Here, part of the unprecedented collaboration to bring Williamstown Theatre Festival’s season to Audible. Additionally, release dates for the final three productions in the season have been announced.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2021
The Studios of Key West continues its innovative online conversation series, 'Between Two Palms,' on selected Wednesdays from 6-7PM in February. The program invites award-winning theater, television, film, literary and visual arts personalities online for a lively, unscripted hour-long conversation produced by The Studios.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2021
Playwrights Horizons today announced that four wide-ranging and award-winning artists have joined its Board of Directors: Bash Doran, Larissa FastHorse, Robert O’Hara, and Alan Poul.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
RED BULL THEATER today announced that its 2020-21 offerings will continue with a special event benefit reading of Frances Burney’s The Woman Hater, directed by Everett Quinton. The reading will  feature Bill Army, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox, Rebecca S'Manga Frank, Cherie Corinne Rice, Matthew Saldivar, Jenne Vath, and Nick Westrate.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Veteran actress Sally Kirkland will lead a masterclass for the students of The International Acting Studio (TIAS) in Belgrade, Serbia on Monday, February 22nd.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2021
Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley is taking his final bow. Huntley has worked on hundreds of Broadway projects since coming to New York in 1972. Now, at age 87, he has decided to retire. His final project will be Diana, which had begun previews before the pandemic forced its opening to be delayed.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2021
The next installment of The Robey Theatre Company's online series of Evening Conversations will be on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. PST, presented via Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
On Thursday, March 4, 2021,  at 8 p.m. EST amfAR will be livestreaming its first ever virtual fundraising gala, A Gala for Our Time. amfAR will be honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Glenn Close for their contributions to the fight against AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
One of America's greatest playwrights, Tennessee Williams wrote fiction and motion picture screenplays, but he is acclaimed primarily for his plays, nearly all of which are set in the South, but which at their best rise above regionalism to approach universal themes. Tennessee Williams drew heavily on his family experiences in his writings.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
New American Voices (NAV), Queens Theatre's new play development program, will present its 2021 Spring Reading Series consisting of three new virtual productions showcasing writers who represent the rich cultural diversity of the evolving populations of Queens.
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2021
In the East Wing of the White House, many of history's most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America's charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021
Since taking over the helm of the storied Alhambra Theatre & Dining, Managing Partner Craig Smith has wanted to produce a Tennessee Williams play, and on February 24, 2021 he will get his wish as the Alhambra opens his most famous one, The Glass Menagerie. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021
USITT has announced their 2021 award winners. Winners will be honored during their 61st Annual Conference & Stage Expo taking place virtually, March 8-12, 2021. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021
LLT will continue its “60th Sensational Season” with the Mississippi classic “WHY I LIVE AT THE P.O.” It runs over two weekends for six performances.  Evenings are February 26-27 & March 5-6 at 730pm, and on Sundays, February 28 and March 7, the matinees are at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
RED BULL THEATER today announced that its offerings will continue on Monday, March 1st at 7:30 PM with a RemarkaBULL Podversation with one of the classical theater’s power couples: Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli and Laila Robins will join host Nathan Winkelstein, for a conversation focused on Shakespeare’s power couple, Antony and Cleopatra.
by Student Blogger: Cris Blak - Feb 17, 2021
The New York-based theatre company, founded and led by immigrant women, is slowly making its mark on the New York arts scene by telling its own stories.
by Gil Kaan - Feb 15, 2021
International City Theatre's 36th season opener - the virtual presentation of Yasmina Reza’s ART - begins streaming on February 18, 2021. Directed by caryn desai, this story of how a purchase of a modern art piece affects friendships stars Brent Schindele, Brian Stanton and Michael Uribes. Brent took some time to answer my queries amidst newborn caring and producing his and his wife Erica's entertaining and informative regular YouTube segments for LagunaPlayhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
Dorset Theatre Festival has announced the launch of its new Commissioning and Fellowship Program, welcoming returning director Jade King Carroll as Resident Artist, who will design and oversee this program in collaboration with Artistic Director Dina Janis. Carroll will also work with Janis in producing the Festival’s new StageFree Audio Plays.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
The Spring 2021 Season offers three moving, one-person performances: Colman Domingo’s A Boy and His Soul, directed by Craig Wallace; Lucy Alibar’s Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up, directed by Round House Artistic Director Ryan Rilette; and Young Jean Lee’s We’re Gonna Die, directed by Paige Hernandez.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin. The Ringwald Theatre believes their past work has been incredibly important and they are proud of it, but they acknowledge that many voices, stories, experiences, and forms of expression have been left out
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2020
Just eighteen hours after the end of the UK’s current lockdown, Bill Kenwright presented MARTIN SHAW and JENNY SEAGROVE in A.R. GURNEY’s Love Letters, directed by ROY MARSDEN, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The play opened on 3 December 2020, the first day after the Prime Minister decreed that lockdown would end.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020
Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop-rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, murder and chaos are pitted against love and virtue in this sweeping gothic musical. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020
The Ringwald Theatre has announced the release of their new Christmas show, Have Yourself a MISERY Little Christmas. This is the final production performed in their former Ferndale location and will be available to stream December 4-31, 2020.
by Marc Savitt - Dec 3, 2020
The presentation of the 2020 season at this time, in the audio only format, represents a creative approach to keeping the arts alive during the pandemic.  The innovative solution, a collaboration spearheaded by WTF Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield, and Audible Artistic Producer Kate Navin provides  employment for the artists and a body of work that, through Audible, can be accessed by a much broader (global) audience than traditional seasons.  This is different to be sure - what isn’t during these unprecedented times?  It is a bit like taking a step back to those “simpler times” when families gathered around the wireless and listened to radio plays.  It may take a moment to adjust, but this production of STREETCAR stands up and will draw listeners in.  I look forward to the additional six titles in the season scheduled to be released over the coming weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2020
The Williamstown Theatre Festival and Audible Theater world premiere presentation of Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club is available worldwide Tuesday, December 29 at 3 AM ET within the Audible Plus catalog. Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club is part of the 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season produced on Audible.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
The Williamstown Theatre Festival and Audible Theater presentation of A Streetcar Named Desire is available worldwide tomorrow, December 3 at 3 AM ET within the Audible Plus catalog. A Streetcar Named Desire is part of the 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season produced on Audible.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2020
Cleveland Play House celebrates the holiday season with an uplifting musical concert Songs From The First Noel on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2020
The Williamstown Theatre Festival and Audible Theater world premiere presentation of Animals is available worldwide tomorrow, December 17 at 3 AM ET within the Audible Plus catalog. Animals is part of the 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season produced on Audible.