A Streetcar Named Desire

Ages: 12+
Opened: December 3, 1947

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

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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Steppenwolf to Present Chicago Premiere of POTUS Beginning in October by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

Steppenwolf Theatre will present the Chicago premiere of 'POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive' from October 26 – December 3, 2023 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater. Get performance and ticket information here!

Jared Harris and Joe Cole Will Lead THE HOMECOMING at the Young Vic; Full Cast Revealed! by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2023

The Young Vic Theatre has announced full casting for Harold Pinter’s enigmatic masterpiece, The Homecoming. Find out who is starring in the show here!

THE CRUCIBLE to be Presented Selected as Part of Bay Street's Literature Live! Series by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2023

Meet the cast and crew of Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible,' the selected presentation for Bay Street's Literature Live! series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this year's production.

Cast Set For SUNSHINE ON LEITH at Pitlochry Festival Theatre by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2023

Pitlochry Festival Theatre has announced the cast of its forthcoming new production of Sunshine on Leith, Stephen Greenhorn’s much-loved musical featuring the songs from world-renowned Scottish band, The Proclaimers. Learn more about the show and find out who is starring here!

Review Roundup: Bertie Carvel and Patsy Ferran Star in PYGMALION at The Old Vic. What Did the Critics Think? by Review Roundups - Sep 20, 2023

After a chance meeting with Professor Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering, flower seller Eliza Doolittle finds herself the subject of a rash bet to pass her off as a lady amongst the great and the good of London society.

Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tim Daly Will Lead THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Off-Broadway by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tim Daly Will Lead THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Off-Broadway this December. Learn more about the play here!

Photos: First Look at The Old Vic's PYGMALION with Patsy Ferran and Bertie Carvel by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 15, 2023

The Old Vic has released production images for its upcoming revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.

Photos: First Look at Frantic Assembly's Production of Franz Kafka's METAMORPHOSIS by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 14, 2023

Frantic Assembly is delighted to share production images for its electrifying new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a collaboration between BAFTA-nominated poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE (author of bestselling book My Name Is Why and soon to be published new poetry collection Let the Light Pour In – published by Canongate on 21 September) and Frantic Assembly’s Artistic Director Scott Graham (Othello, Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout). 

Clare Burt Replaces Haydn Gwynne in STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

Clare Burt will join the company of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre when the show begins performances on 21 September. Learn more about Clare and find out how to get tickets here!

Susan T. Danis Departs Florida Grand Opera by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

The board of directors of Florida Grand Opera announced the resignation of its CEO, Susan T. Danis. Learn more about Danis here.

Arden Theatre Company to Kick Off 36th Season With ASSASSINS, Starring Robi Hagar, Miles Jacoby, and More by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 10, 2023

Arden Theatre Company will open their 2023/24 season with the TONY Award-winning musical, ASSASSINS, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Philadelphia writer, composer, and educator, Charles J. Gilbert, Jr. Get more information here!

Danielle Ferland Will Lead THE LIGHTS ARE ON at Theatre Row by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

Danielle Ferland will lead The Lights Are On Off-Broadway next month. Performances will run October 7 - November 11, 2023 at Theatre Row. Learn more about the play and how to get tickets here!

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Lead Paula Vogel's MOTHER PLAY on Broadway by Nicole Rosky - Sep 6, 2023

The world premiere of MOTHER PLAY, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and directed by Tina Landau is coming to Broadway. We have all the details on who will star in the new play!

Photos: First Look at A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At The Sherry Theater by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2023

Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams, opening Friday, September 8th. Check out all new photos here!

AN OX STAND ON MY TONGUE Comes to Belvoir in September by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2023

Though inspired by characters from Greek mythology An ox stand on my tongue by Jane Montgomery Griffiths is emphatically not an unquestioning attempt to put the ancient world on stage.

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans to Present SPRING STORM Next Month by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2023

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans ends its seventh season with Spring Storm by Tennessee Williams this September at The Lower Depths Theatre on the campus of Loyola University New Orleans, directed by Salvatore Mannino.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present WAITING FOR GODOT Beginning Next Month by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2023

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) will continue its 2023 Main Stage season with Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Hailed “one of the true masterpieces of the century” by the New York Times, Godot has fascinated and infuriated audiences since it burst upon the world in 1953. This funny, cruel, moving, enigmatic metaphor is “theatre of the absurd” at its most breathtaking pinnacle.

London Theatre Week: Tickets from £25 for PYGMALION at the Old Vic by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 25, 2023

Olivier and Tony Award-winner Richard Jones (Endgame, The Hairy Ape) directs the Olivier Award-winning duo of Bertie Carvel (The 47th, The Crown) and Patsy Ferran (Camp Siegfried, A Streetcar Named Desire) in George Bernard Shaw’s explosively funny, biting and subversive satire on class.

Yale Rep's WISH YOU WERE HERE Cast and Creative Team Revealed by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2023

Yale Repertory Theatre  begins its 2023–24 season with Wish You Were Here by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Sivan Battat, October 5–28, at Yale Repertory Theatre. Opening Night is Thursday, October 12, which is also press night.

Watch: The Old Vic Theatre Releases PYGMALION Teaser Trailer by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 22, 2023

Watch the new teaser trailer for Pygmalion, featuring the voices of Bertie Carvel and Patsy Ferran as Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle.

New Jason Robert Brown/Taylor Mac Musical MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL to Premiere at Goodman Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2023

Discover the highly anticipated premiere of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL at Goodman Theatre. Get all the details on dates and ticket information for this limited engagement production. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!'

Interview: Susan Priver On Returning To Harold Pinter's A SLIGHT ACHE After 17 Years by Shari Barrett - Aug 15, 2023

Seventeen years ago, Susan Priver starred as Flora opposite Henry Olek as Edward with Shelly Kurtz as the match seller in Harold Pinter’s A Slight Ache, a tragicomedy of manners that takes a funny, ominous, and unsettling journey into the human psyche. All three actors will reprise their roles in a visiting production of Pinter’s play, directed by Jack Heller at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. from August 26 through October 1. I decided to speak with Susan about her experience with both productions of Pinter’s play.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Frantic Assembly's METAMORPHOSIS by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2023

Frantic Assembly has shared rehearsal photos from its new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, a collaboration between BAFTA-nominated poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE.

Tennessee Williams St. Louis Expands to Year-Round Programming with 8th Annual Festival by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2023

This year’s fall Festival will give center stage to Suddenly Last Summer, a drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Williams, directed by award-winning director, Tim Ocel at the Catherine B. Berges Theatre at Center of Creative Arts (COCA) on September 7-17.

UNCLE VANYA Extended in Private Loft - Last Chance to See the Production by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2023

Catch the critically acclaimed production before it closes on September 3. Description: Don't miss your chance to see the prestigious cast of Uncle Vanya in this exclusive private loft production. Get all the details and book your tickets before it closes on September 3.

A Red Orchid Theatre Unveils Cast for World Premiere of REVOLUTION by Brett Neveu by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2023

Get a sneak peek at the highly anticipated world premiere of Revolution by Brett Neveu at A Red Orchid Theatre. Don't miss the chance to experience this groundbreaking production firsthand.

Due to High Demand, Select North America Cinemas Extend Screening of THE HIDING PLACE by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 8, 2023

The Hiding Place, the powerful film adaptation of Corrie Ten Boom's heroic story during World War II, will be extended in select North America cinemas due to overwhelming demand. Don't miss the chance to experience this inspiring true story of courage and sacrifice. Find showtimes and locations here.

Thomas Jay Ryan & More Join Hyper-Intimate Production of UNCLE VANYA by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2023

Discover the hyper-intimate production of Uncle Vanya, starring Thomas Jay Ryan and David Cromer. Experience a fresh twist on this classic play. Book your tickets now!

Video: First Look at NEXT TO NORMAL at Paramount Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2023

Get a first look at NEXT TO NORMAL at Paramount Theatre with this video. Don't miss out on the highly anticipated production - experience the emotional rollercoaster of this groundbreaking musical.

Amy Brenneman to Star in the LA Premiere of THE SOUND INSIDE at Pasadena Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2023

Get ready for a captivating experience as Amy Brenneman takes center stage in the LA premiere of 'The Sound Inside' at Pasadena Playhouse. Don't miss this must-see production!

Daniel J. Watts, Nicole Ari Parker & More to Star in THE REFUGE PLAYS at Roundabout Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2023

Discover the complete cast for THE REFUGE PLAYS, the highly anticipated production at Roundabout Theatre Company. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as the talented actors bring this captivating play to life. Make sure to secure your tickets now.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Comes to The Sherry Theatre in September by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2023

Steve Jarrard directs a cast that includes German Flores Alcala, RJ Cortana, Kathy Bell Denton, Joshua Farrell, Chuy Garcia, Wendy Garcia, Mark V. Jones, Harish Mandyam, Eve Richards, Jason Sino, Jennifer Skiffington, Kevin Grant Spencer and Meg Wallace.

World Premiere of THE PICKLEBALL WARS Opens At Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater August 11 by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2023

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents the world premiere of The Pickleball Wars, by Kevin Rice, directed by Daisy Walker. Performances run Tuesdays through Saturdays, August 11 to September 9 at 8 p.m. Preview performances at 7:30 p.m. on August 9 and 10 are discounted and open to the public. 

THE PIANIST A New Play With Music To Be Presented By George Street Playhouse, Beginning September 16 by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2023

George Street Playhouse presents THE PIANIST, a play with music, based on the memoir “The Pianist” by Wladyslaw Szpilman and directed and adapted for the stage by Emily Mann (Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Having Our Say, Anna and the Tropics). THE PIANIST begins previews on September 26, with an official opening night set for September 29. The play runs through October 22.

Florida Grand Opera Announces Casting For 2023�"24 Season by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2023

Florida Grand Opera announces an exciting mix of internationally acclaimed artists, South Florida favorites, and rising stars for its 82nd consecutive season featuring three of the lyric stage's most popular titles.

THE PIANIST, Directed and Adapted by Emily Mann, is Coming to George Street Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2023

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of 'The Pianist' as it comes to life on stage at George Street Playhouse. Don't miss this limited engagement. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Don't Miss WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Paramount Theatre's BOLD Series by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2023

Discover the powerful and timely play, 'What the Constitution Means to Me,' coming to Paramount Theatre's BOLD Series this fall. Book your tickets now and witness this must-see production.

J. Harrison Ghee, Steven Pasquale, Amber Gray, and More Will Lead Industry Reading of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2023

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL the 1994 iconic blockbuster book by John Berendt, which still holds a New York Times bestseller list record, is being developed into a new musical and will have an invitation only  industry reading on August 3rd and 4th, 2023 in New York City. Learn more about the musical, and find out who is starring in the reading, here!

Cast Set for Chicago Premiere of POTUS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2023

Don't miss the exciting premiere of POTUS at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago! Prepare to be blown away by the all-star cast and their captivating performance. Get the inside scoop on this highly anticipated production and secure your tickets now for an unforgettable night of theater.

Verb, Ohio Contemporary Ballet, Announces New Company Members by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2023

Verb, 'Ohio Contemporary Ballet' has announced the addition of four new company dancers and two trainees to the esteemed ensemble for the 2023-24 season. The company welcomes to the studio company dancers from around the world and across the country. 

Harold Pinter's A SLIGHT ACHE Is Humorous Study In Fear And Loathing In Visiting Production At Odyssey Theatre  by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2023

Harold Pinter fans can enjoy 72 minutes of quintessential Pinter when Jack Heller directs the Nobel Prize-winning playwright's rarely-produced early work, A Slight Ache, in a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre. Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger presents a six week run, August 26 through October 1.

Stephen Bogardus, Lana Gordon & More to Star in World Premiere Musical ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023

Get ready for the world premiere musical 'ON CEDAR STREET' at Berkshire Theatre Group, starring Stephen Bogardus and Lana Gordon. Experience the magic and unforgettable performances in this spectacular new production. Don't miss out on this enchanting musical event!

The Bessies Reveal Recipients of Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2023

The New York Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, have announced that Virginia Johnson, founding member and former artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem, will receive the 2023 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. 

MR. BAILEY'S MINDER Comes to Ensemble Theatre This Month by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2023

Ensemble Theatre will present Mr Bailey’s Minder, a powerful drama by beloved Australian writer Debra Oswald and starring theatre legend John Gaden, on from 28th July to 2nd September 2023. 

Steppenwolf Theatre's ANOTHER MARRIAGE Extends Through Late July by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2023

Discover the highly acclaimed play ANOTHER MARRIAGE at Steppenwolf Theatre, now extended through late July.

Cast Revealed For AS YOU LIKE IT at Shakespeare's Globe by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2023

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the cast of As You Like It, directed by Ellen McDougall. Learn more about the cast here!

Guthrie Theater Presents SHANE, In Co-Production With Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park by A.A. Cristi - Jul 7, 2023

The Guthrie Theater in co-production with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, presents the world premiere of Shane by Karen Zacarías, adapted from the novel by Jack Schaefer and directed by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Artistic Director Blake Robison. Co-commissioned by the Guthrie and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 2021, Shane will play July 15 – August 27, 2023, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.

Sydney Theatre Company's CONSTELLATIONS Opens This Month by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2023

Sydney Theatre Company’s Richard Wherrett Fellow, Ian Michael, makes his directorial debut with Nick Payne’s irresistible West End hit, Constellations, playing The Wharf Theatre from 29 July.

Photos: Tony-Winner Lena Hall and Oliver Tompsett Lead IN DREAMS At Leeds Playhouse by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2023

Leeds Playhouse has revealed the official production photos from IN DREAMS starring Broadway’s Lena Hall and the West End’s Oliver Tompsett as the world premiere of the brand-new musical opens in Leeds. Get a first look at the production below!

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden & More to be Featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival Readings by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2023

Amber Iman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Annie Golden and more will be featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival's Fridays@3 reading series.


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