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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.

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Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)


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by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022
OPERA America has announced the second round recipients of the 2022 Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors. The program incentivizes companies to hire women in these key artistic roles. These hires enrich the production and performance of new operas and works from the inherited repertoire; introduce audiences to the talent and insight of new artists; and inspire future generations of creative artists who identify as women.
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022
The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022
The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
The Public Theater and National Black Theatre will begin previews on Thursday, May 12 for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM, written by James Ijames and directed by Public Theater Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022
Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 22. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022
SHADOWLAND STAGES in Ellenville, NY launches its season this week with a limited three week run of AIRNESS by Chelsea Marcantel.
by Michael Major - May 27, 2022
Blair UnderwoodDuring an interview on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan, Blair Underwood revealed that he would like to return to Broadway in a musical. Underwood also spoke about his Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski in the 2012 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2022
Scottish Ballet is set to bewitch London audiences at Sadler's Wells in June 2022 with its award winning production of The Crucible, based on the play by Arthur Miller and choreographed by  Helen Pickett. 
by Barry Lenny - May 2, 2022
An era will be over.
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022
San Francisco Opera presents Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's Dream of the Red Chamber from June 14–July 3 at the War Memorial Opera House.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022
 San Francisco Opera will present Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang’s Dream of the Red Chamber from June 14–July 3 at the War Memorial Opera House..
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
 LA Opera's 2021/22 season will come to a close on Saturday, June 18, with a 7:30pm concert featuring soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Rod Gilfry, with Gemma New conducting the LA Opera Orchestra.
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022
​​​​​​​American Coast Theater Company presents a sensational jukebox musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes. The production, directed by Susan K. Berkompas, is presented in the Lyceum Theater on the Vanguard University campus, beginning May 28th, 2022, and running five weekends through June 26th, 2022. Additional performances happening at Rancho Mission Viejo Esencia Green July 7 - 10th, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022
The 17th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced the scholars of the 2022 Tennessee Williams Institute (TWI).
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022
Director Jeremy Seghers celebrates the 75th anniversary of Tennessee Williams' seminal drama A Streetcar Named Desire with an immersive reimagining at the Timucua Arts Foundation.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will partner with The Historic New Orleans Collection and Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts & Dance to stage The Six Blanches, a deep exploration of the main character from A Streetcar Named Desire adapted to be a part of celebration of the 75th anniversary of Streetcar.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Ballet Hispánico has announced the Washington, D.C. premiere of Doña Perón at the Kennedy Center, November 30 - December 3, 2022, Wed - Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022
Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 29. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022
East West Players has announced casting for the rolling world premiere of INTERSTATE, an Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical that follows Dash, a transgender spoken word performer who becomes internet-famous along with his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022
After reopening its Brooklyn waterfront theater last fall, St. Ann’s Warehouse is launching its second post-shutdown season with a continuation of large-scale outdoor performance and public art presentations that address urgent humanitarian issues.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022
Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, will continue the company’s 2022-2023 Season with the World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS, conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil, with musical direction by Rick Dougherty and George Grove and direction by Rubicon Co-Founder James O’Neil.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2022
The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Camille A. Brown!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
Getty Museum and Los Angeles’s Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre will present a thrilling fresh take on Sophocles’ Oedipus this fall featuring a bilingual production in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2022
Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, announced promotions for the 2022/23 season. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey’s Front Row Productions Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, is now accepting applications for its 2022 Fellowship program.  The submission deadline is July 20.  
by Michael Major - Jun 23, 2022
The film also stars Halston Sage (“Paper Towns,” “Neighbors,” “Before I Fall,” “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” “The Last Summer”), Andrew Richardson (“The Independent,” “Killer Among Us,” “A Call to Spy”) and Emmy Award nominee Aidan Quinn (“Practical Magic,”  “Legends of the Fall,” “Elementary,” “Law& Order: SVU,” “The American Guest”).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
WHAT I FIRST DESIRED, written by playwright and actor Tyler Martin and directed by Enrique Cavazos, now moves onto a highly anticipated second round of performances this July giving audiences an opportunity to see an extended version of the one-act. WHAT I FIRST DESIRED will return with performances July 1, 6, 8, & 9 @ 7PM ET.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, will present a live, online reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ, directed by Michael Cotey as part of “The Room” series. The reading will be live on Monday, June 27 at 7pm.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival (PWTF) begins its annual play festival on August 4 and ends on August 7. This year’s festival showcases seven new plays by Philadelphia playwrights all aimed at breaking down the stigma that surrounds the discussion and treatment of mental illnesses.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in a new production by Ruth Stage, will play The Theater at St. Clements (423 W. 46th Street) beginning previews July 15, and opening night is set for July 24. The original scheduled run of this production, which had been announced for January, 2022, was postponed due to the ongoing health crisis.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
Chautauqua Institution today announced the appointment of the celebrated director Jade King Carroll as Producing Artistic Director of its resident Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) following an extensive national search.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company will welcome Chicago actor Jos N. Banks (He/They) to the cast of its hit play CHOIR BOY, written by Oscar-winning ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).
by Michael Major - Apr 8, 2022
Elizabeth Marvel will play the role of Miss Millie, the unpleasant wife of the mayor, who hires Sofia to be her maid. The film is currently in production in Georgia. Marvel joins a star-studded cast including Taraji P. Henson, Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Ciara, Corey Hawkins, Colman Domingo, H.E.R., and Aunjanue Ellis.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2022
Directed by Matthew Dunster, Martin McDonagh's Hangmen begins previews tonight, Friday, April 8, 2022. The production opens on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Broadway's Golden Theatre for a limited 10-week engagement. Meet the cast here!
by Barry Lenny - Apr 29, 2022
If the production is not already sold out, it definitely should be.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022
Columbia University School of the Arts presents an expanded festival of new plays written by Columbia MFA Playwriting Students. The esteemed faculty who have nurtured these students, including Tony©, Pulitzer, and Obie Award winners such as David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage, Charles Mee, and Rogelio Martinez invite you to experience these innovative new playwrights.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022
Pasadena Playhouse has announced casting and creative team for the Los Angeles premiere of the Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky translation of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov coming to the Playhouse June 1 through June 26; the press opening is Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022
The Ringwald Theatre, a Ferndale-based professional performing arts company whose mission is to engage diverse audiences through fresh, risk-taking theatrical experiences, unveiled a new mural by local artist, detroit_baklava
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022
Producers Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy announced additional cast for the revival of August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Piano Lesson, the first Broadway revival in more than 30 years since the play’s Main Stem premiere in 1990.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 23, 2022
The 28th Annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (April 26-May 1) announced that Dale Dickey (A Love Song) will receive the King Vidor Award at next week’s film festival and Michael Showalter (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) will be this year’s Spotlight Award honoree. Stacy Peralta’s The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez was also announced as the featured film for this year’s Surf Nite at the Drive-in.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2022
The CUNY Dance Initiative and the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College present the New York return of Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, on Saturday April 23, 2022, at 8:00pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the 2022/23 Season today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company’s first full season in its expanded home—welcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf’s bold, visceral and muscular work.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022
Diversionary announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere Musical of EIGHTY-SIXED. Kevin Newbury will direct the World Premiere production of EIGHTY-SIXED by Jeremy J. King and Sam Salmond and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022
Jamaica Moon Productions presents three short plays by two great 20th Century American playwrights. All three plays are love stories, and one is a comedy.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theater company, is opening its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell with ensemble member Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, April 28–June 12, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022
Producer Antonio Marion has announced that Tony and Olivier Award-winning director, Rob Ashford, is set to direct a brand-new production of Sherlock Holmes, a stage epic by British writing team Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, with Akram Khan joining as choreographer.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022
The CUNY Dance Initiative and the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College will present the New York return of Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, on Saturday April 23, 2022, at 8:00pm. The Gerald W. Lynch Theater is located 524 W. 59th Street, NYC (between 10th & 11th Avenues).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022
“The Most Anticipated Production of 2022” (BroadwayWorld Readers’ Poll, 2021) just announced their cast. The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley’s American classic, will begin previews June 16 at the historic Fred Rogers Studio at WQED in an exciting new production by PICT Classic Theatre.

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