A Streetcar Named Desire 1947

Ages: 12+
Opened: December 3, 1947

A Streetcar Named Desire - 1947 - Broadway History , Info & More

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)
243 West 47th St. New York, NY

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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Theater Stories: CURIOUS INCIDENT, THE BAND'S VISIT, THE INHERITANCE and More About the Ethel Barrymore Theatre
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!

Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Examines Sultry Sexual Tension and Scandalous Behavior in 1947 New Orleans
by Shari Barrett - Jun 2, 2019


there is an excellent staging of Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Jack Heller as a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre, presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger, that will allow you to forget how much time passes due to the skill of its playwright, understanding by its director, the brilliance of its cast, and most importantly, Joel Daavid's incredible multi-level scenic design which fills every possible inch of the stage with not only the two-room Kowalski apartment but also several outdoor spaces including a winding New Orleans-style wrought iron staircase leading up to their neighbor's front-door balcony. And from the moment I walked in and sat down, it was easy to hear all the audience accolades rightly being thrown Daavid's way.

Mad Cow Announces Spanish Reading of THE GLASS MENAGERIE (EL ZOO DE CRISTAL)
by Julie Musbach - May 31, 2018


Mad Cow Theatre, continuing its eagerness to nurture the cultural offering for the growing Hispanic community of Central Florida, features this classic of American dramaturgy through a dramatic reading. The reading, completely in Spanish, is a translation by Leon Mirlas and will be directed by Eliana Stratico.

Photo Flash: First Photos of Premiere of Tennessee Williams' CONFESSIONAL at Southwark Playhouse
by Liz Cearns - Sep 28, 2016


First images released of the cast for the London premiere of Tennesee Williams' 'CONFESSIONAL' at Southwark Playhouse, including Rob Ostlere, who was Arthur Digby for three years in 'Holby City'. Tramp's innovative, semi-immersive production reimagines Tennessee Williams' little known play in "Monk's Bar", a run-down British seaside bar on the Essex coast, frequented by life's flotsam and jetsam. The audience are seated in the pub with the locals while the action kicks off around them.

Casting Announced For The London Premiere of Tennessee Williams' CONFESSIONAL
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016


Share a drink with a group of shameless lowlifes and watch their lives implode... Tramp's innovative, semi-immersive production reimagines Tennessee Williams' little known play, CONFESSIONAL, in "Monk's Bar", a run-down British seaside bar on the Essex coast, frequented by life's flotsam and jetsam. The audience are seated in the pub with the locals while the action kicks off around them. Join the bar's regulars over the course of one furious and fun evening, as a pair of strangers enters their world - and all hell breaks loose. 

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 8, 2016


?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells.

A.C.T. to Welcome John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014


American Conservatory Theater, in association with The Commonwealth Club of Northern California, will present John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff on the occasion of the release of his newest biography, "TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" on Monday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco).

Mississippi Mud Productions Presents and This American Blonde Actress Announce Cast of Tennessee Williams' VIEUX CARRE
by Louisa Brady - May 27, 2014


Mississippi Mud Productions and This American Blonde Actress announce full cast and talkbacks with director Jen Danby and cast of Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre in Hell's Kitchen. Tickets on sale online at http://mudvieuxcarre.brownpapertickets.com - $18 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior.

Mississippi Mud Presents SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014


NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC. The company produces Tennessee Williams' one-acts Moony's Kid Don't Cry, directed by Jen Danby; The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, directed by Daniel Capalbo, Jr, with Miss Danby as Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, an early sketch of Blanche DuBois; and Interior: Panic, an early sketch of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Edward Bergen and starring Jen Danby and Colleen Leone as sisters Blanche and Grace. Three plays, music, raffles and refreshments. Tickets on sale online @ http://shotguncottage.brownpapertickets.com - $25 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior, $10 Under 18.

Mississippi Mud to Present SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. 5/9
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 15, 2014


NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC. The company produces Tennessee Williams' one-acts Moony's Kid Don't Cry, directed by Jen Danby; The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, directed by Daniel Capalbo, Jr, with Miss Danby as Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, an early sketch of Blanche DuBois; and Interior: Panic, an early sketch of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Edward Bergen and starring Jen Danby and Colleen Leone as sisters Blanche and Grace. Three plays, music, raffles and refreshments. Tickets on sale online @ http://shotguncottage.brownpapertickets.com - $25 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior, $10 Under 18.

Tennessee Williams One-Acts Wraps UW Drama's 2012-13 Season, Now thru 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013


UW School of Drama presents five one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, directed by MFA directing candidates Leah Adcock-Starr and Tina Polzin and featuring performers from the School of Drama's graduate and undergraduate programs. Previews begin tonight, May 29 at the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre. Opening Night is Friday May 31 and the production runs through Sunday, June 9.

Tennessee Williams One-Acts to Wrap UW Drama's 2012-13 Season, 5/29-6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013


UW School of Drama presents five one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, directed by MFA directing candidates Leah Adcock-Starr and Tina Polzin and featuring performers from the School of Drama's graduate and undergraduate programs. Previews begin Wednesday, May 29 at the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre. Opening Night is Friday May 31 and the production runs through Sunday, June 9.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 2/7-3/3
by Samantha Vega - Feb 7, 2013


The Maryland Ensemble Theatre is proud to present the fourth show in its fifteenth anniversary season: Tennessee Williams' much-lauded classic, The Glass Menagerie. The Glass Menagerie is an American masterpiece that announced the presence of one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th Century.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Now thru 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013


The Maryland Ensemble Theatre will present the fourth show in its fifteenth anniversary season: Tennessee Williams' much-lauded classic, The Glass Menagerie. The Glass Menagerie is an American masterpiece that announced the presence of one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th Century. Williams' semi-autobiographical heartbreaking yet often humorous memory play about a young struggling poet and his tenuous relationships with his overbearing mother and his fragile sister is an emotionally charged portrait of hope in 1930s St. Louis that is timeless in its ability to capture the imagination and hearts of audiences.

The Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 2/7-3/3
by Kelsey Denette - Jan 22, 2013


The Maryland Ensemble Theatre will present the fourth show in its fifteenth anniversary season: Tennessee Williams' much-lauded classic, The Glass Menagerie. The Glass Menagerie is an American masterpiece that announced the presence of one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th Century. Williams' semi-autobiographical heartbreaking yet often humorous memory play about a young struggling poet and his tenuous relationships with his overbearing mother and his fragile sister is an emotionally charged portrait of hope in 1930s St. Louis that is timeless in its ability to capture the imagination and hearts of audiences.

Aurora Theatre Company Honors Tennessee Williams With THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE, Closes 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2011


THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE closes May 8 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($10-55) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.

Aurora Theatre Company Honors Tennessee Williams With THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE 4/1-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011


In honor of Tennessee Williams' 100th birthday, Aurora Theatre Company continues its 19th season with the playwright's haunting drama THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross helms this evocative play featuring Beth Wilmurt, Charles Dean, Marcia Pizzo, and Thomas Gorrebeeck, along with Amy Crumpacker, Ryan Tasker, Leanne Borghesi, and Beth Deitchman.

Aurora Theatre Company Honors Tennessee Williams With THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE 4/1-5/8
by Kelsey Denette - Feb 15, 2011


In honor of Tennessee Williams' 100th birthday, Aurora Theatre Company continues its 19th season with the playwright's haunting drama THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross helms this evocative play featuring Beth Wilmurt, Charles Dean, Marcia Pizzo, and Thomas Gorrebeeck, along with Amy Crumpacker, Ryan Tasker, Leanne Borghesi, and Beth Deitchman.

Wilbur Theatre Presents Joy Behar 7/24 & Yo La Tengo 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2009


Wilbur Theatre presents Joy Behar from The View on Friday, July 24 and Yo La Tengo on September 16. The Wilbur Theatre is located in Boston's historic theatre district.

Mazzie, Innvar Led A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Plays At Barrington Stage Co. Thru 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2009


Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., will present Tennessee Williams' masterwork, A Streetcar Named Desire, as part of the theater's 15th Anniversary Season.

Mazzie, Innvar, Stauffer and Carolan Star In Barrington Stage Company's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 8/6-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2009


Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., will present Tennessee Williams' masterwork, A Streetcar Named Desire, as part of the theater's 15th Anniversary Season.

Mazzie, Innvar, Stauffer and Carolan Join Barrington Stage Company's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 8/6-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2009


Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., will present Tennessee Williams' masterwork, A Streetcar Named Desire, as part of the theater's 15th Anniversary Season.

Photo Flash: Mazzie And Innvar Star In Barrington Stage's 'STREETCAR'
by Charlie Piane - Aug 10, 2009


Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., presents Tennessee Williams' masterwork, A Streetcar Named Desire, as part of the theater's 15th Anniversary Season. Directed by Julianne Boyd, Streetcar stars three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie as Blanche DuBois and Christopher Innvar as Stanley Kowalski, and will play on the Mainstage through August 29th, 2009, with a Press Opening which took place Sunday, August 9 at 5pm.

Mazzie, Innvar Led A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Plays At Barrington Stage Co. Thru 8/29
by Eddie Varley - Aug 9, 2009


Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., will present Tennessee Williams' masterwork, A Streetcar Named Desire, as part of the theater's 15th Anniversary Season.

Mazzie, Innvar, Stauffer and Carolan Star In Barrington Stage Company's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 8/6-29
by Eddie Varley - Aug 6, 2009


Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., will present Tennessee Williams' masterwork, A Streetcar Named Desire, as part of the theater's 15th Anniversary Season.

Other Productions of A Streetcar Named Desire

1947   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1950   Broadway Broadway Revival
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1973   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1973   Broadway Return Engagement [Broadway]
Broadway
1988   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1992   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1999   Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway
2005   Broadway Roundabout Revival
Broadway
2009   West End Donmar Warehouse Revival
West End
2012   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2016   Off-Broadway St. Ann's Warehouse Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway
2020   Williamstown, MA (Regional) Williamstown Theater Festival Production
Williamstown, MA (Regional)
2023   West End
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