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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.


Greenhouse Theater Center presents ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Following its hit production of MACHINAL, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its 2017-18 season with the return of best-selling author Laurence Leamer's critically acclaimed drama ROSE. After a sold-out run during last season's Solo Celebration! Series, celebrated Chicago actress Linda Reiter reprises her Joseph Jefferson nominated performance as matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in this intimate piece directed by Steve Scott. ROSE will play January 12 March 11, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets go on sale Monday, November 13, 2017 at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. Season Flex passes are also available. The press opening is Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Diane Lane Signs On for Amazon's THE ROMANOFFS from Matthew Weiner
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Broadway alum Diane Lane is set to star in Matthew Weiner's Amazon series THE ROMANOFFS. The series will feature eight standalone episodes with no recurring plot elements or actors. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company to Continue 39th Season with 'THE PARCHMAN HOUR'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Virginia Stage Company continues its 39th Season with The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders. Co-produced with Norfolk State University Theatre Company, The Parchman Hour journeys through the Deep South with the pioneers who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Written and directed by Mike Wiley, this play is adapted from real life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides and shares these struggles through music that ranges from spirituals to Bob Dylan. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Becky Ann Baker, Adam Pally and More to Star in CARDINAL at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, Cardinal, directed by KATE WHORISKEY. (more...)

Richard Thomas, Pamela Reed, Daisy Eagan and More to Lead THE HUMANS Tour at Seattle Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller just announced the cast and itinerary for the national tour of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans. This November, The Humans kicks off its coast-to-coast national tour at Seattle Repertory Theatre before moving on to engagements in top markets across the United States. (more...)

The National Ballet Of Canada Posts Surplus For Eighth Consecutive Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director and Barry Hughson, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that the 2016/17 Season was a resounding success, both financially and artistically. The season resulted in the largest grossing box office in the company's history and an operating surplus for the eighth consecutive year. The Annual General Meeting was held today at 6:30 pm at The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada in Toronto. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, F. Murray Abraham and More Join David Rabe's GOOD FOR OTTO at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

The New Group has announced additional casting and production dates for David Rabe's Good for Otto, with F. Murray Abraham, Rileigh McDonald, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Rabe joining, as previously announced, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in this New York premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Denise Gough's PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS Opens Tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse's already extended American Premiere of the National Theatre/Headlong production of Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things, directed by Jeremy Herrin, opens tonight, October 25, for a run through December 3, 2017. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play THE HUMANS to Bring Tour to San Francisco Next June
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

SHN today announced a special engagement of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans, which will be coming to the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco from June 5 through 17, 2018. (more...)

Broadway Tour of THE HUMANS, Starring Richard Thomas, Daisy Eagan and More, to Stop in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller today announced the cast and itinerary for the national tour of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans. The Humans plays the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) for a limited one-week engagement Feb. 13-18, 2018 as part of the Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

Jonathan Bailey, Ben Batt, Lucy Black Join THE YORK REALIST at Donmar Warehouse; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse and Sheffield Theatres today announce full casting for Donmar Associate Director and Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director Robert Hastie's new revival of Peter Gill's modern masterpiece The York Realist. (more...)

Richard Thomas, Pamela Reed, Daisy Eagan and More Tapped for THE HUMANS National Tour; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller today announced the cast and itinerary for the national tour of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans. (more...)

Richard Thomas, Pamela Reed and Daisy Eagan to Star in THE HUMANS Tour in Chicago This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller today announced the cast and itinerary for the national tour of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans. The Humans plays Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited two-week engagement Jan. 30 Feb. 11, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - Oct 23, 2017

Tennessee Williams is perhaps one of the most well-known playwrights of the modern era. His works, just as THE GLASS MENAGERIE (one of the reviewer's favorite plays) and A Streetcar Named Desire have long stood the test of time with Williams' use of relevant subject matter and interesting characters. Susquehanna Stage Company brings Williams' words to life onstage now as a part of their Pulitzer-Prize Winning Season with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Regarded by Tennessee Williams as the forerunner of his own works, the show deals with many subjects considered taboo during its time and are still incredibly prevalent in today's society. (more...)

Boston Court Now Accepting Submissions For L.A.-Based Playwrights For 2018 NEW PLAY READING FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

The Theatre @ Boston Court is now accepting play submissions from Los Angeles-based playwrights through November 15 for consideration in the 2018 New Play Reading Festival. Curated by Literary Manager Emilie Beck, in concert with Artistic Directors Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, the New Play Reading Festival is a key component of Boston Court's commitment to nurturing playwrights and new work, and continues the company's core mission of developing and programming works that are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. (more...)

Chekhov Gets a Ringwald Remix in LIFE SUCKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

From the mind of Aaron Posner, author of The Ringwald Theatre's successful 2014 production of Stupid Fucking Bird, comes this brash, hilarious, and revelatory reworking of Anton Chekhov's tragicomic classic Uncle Vanya. (more...)

Denise Gough's PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS Extends at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse, responding to extraordinary popular demand, has extended the American Premiere of the National Theatre/Headlong production of Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things, directed by Jeremy Herrin, to December 3. (more...)

Vivien Leigh Biopic in Development from Writers of FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN
by Movies News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The life of Vivien Leigh will be coming to the big screen! FX's FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN writers Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen are developing a biopic about Ms. Leigh, as reported by Variety. The writers will adapt the biopic from the feature length VIVIEN LEIGH: A BIOGRAPHY From Hugh Vickers. (more...)

BWW Interview: In-Depth with Michael Michetti, Man of the Hour
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 19, 2017

Director Michael Michetti is the man of the hour. He has directed some of LA's most compelling productions and, for the past fifteen years, helped The Theatre @ Boston Court become one of the premier theatres for new and innovative work. He currently has a trio of shows on his directing calendar that all explore important and relevant issues to today's audience, regardless of when they were written. (more...)

Theatre and Dance At Wayne Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Theatre and Dance at Wayne continues their 2017-2018 season with an edgy staging of Tennessee Williams' classic drama A Streetcar Named Desire. Experience the drama and suspense of the production which opens Friday, November 3rd at the Hilberry Theatre. (more...)

LONELY PLANET, Starring Arnie Burton & Matt McGrath, Opens Tonight at Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Steven Dietz's landmark play Lonely Planet, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverman (The Tempramentals) and starring Arnie Burton (The Government Inspector) and Matt McGrath (The Legend of Georgia McBride) opens tonight, October 19th, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), continuing through November 18th. (more...)

NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents its 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, set for today, October 19, and tomorrow, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicked off yesterday, October 18, with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Deaf West's AMERICAN BUFFALO To Play Columbus this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and English, this acclaimed production of American Buffalo by Los Angeles-based theatre company Deaf West deftly delivers an extraordinary theatre experience through the remarkable integration of David Mamet's explosive script and the palpable expressiveness of signing. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED to Play Unicorn Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Sidonie Garrett, is coming to the Unicorn Theatre this fall. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega to Star in MISS YOU LIKE HELL at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that the New York premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL has been added to The Public's Astor Anniversary Season, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to present the UK and Ireland tour of the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

United Solo to Offer Master Classes With James Lecesne, Adam Wade, And Austin Pendleton
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

In addition to presenting 120 productions, the world's largest solo theatre festival has launched a series of Master Classes, for theater artists, students, and enthusiasts with all levels of experience. (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! (more...)

BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Gamut
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 7, 2017

Director Clark Nicholson gives the Tennessee Williams classic fresh life and a sterling cast. (more...)

Michael Urie-Led HAMLET Finds Full Cast at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

David Henry Hwang to Explore THE SOUND OF M. BUTTERFLY at Rubin Museum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Sound permeates our daily lives and shapes our existence. From 'ear yoga' to Buddhist-inspired opera, talks and programs this fall build on themes in Rubin Museum's newest exhibition, The World Is Sound. For more about the exhibition, visit RubinMuseum.org/Wavelength, and scroll down for related talks, films and experiences, including a panel with David Henry Hwang about Broadway's M. Butterfly! (more...)

Delaware REP Presents New Comedy By Chisa Hutchinson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Playwright Chisa Hutchinson is known for wrapping her pointed, socially probing plays with irreverence and bawdy humor, mixing hot-button issues with barbed comedy to both provoke and entertain. (more...)

LONELY PLANET, Starring Arnie Burton & Matt McGrath, Enters Final Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

A friendly reminder that this month is your last chance to see Steven Dietz's landmark play Lonely Planet, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverman (The Tempramentals) and starring Arnie Burton (The Government Inspector) and Matt McGrath (The Legend of Georgia McBride). (more...)

JPAC's Upcoming Performance of THE GLASS MENAGARIE Will Feature a Professional Actress Living with Disabilities
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

JPAC's Upcoming Production of The Glass Menagerie will feature a professional actress living with disabilities. (more...)

Jo Lampert, Maryann Plunkett and More to Star in THE LUCKY ONES at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Ars Nova, piece by piece productions and Z Space present the world premiere of The Lucky Ones, a new musical by The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and Sarah Gancher, commissioned and developed by Ars Nova. (more...)

JPAC's Upcoming Performance of THE GLASS MENAGARIE Will Feature a Professional Actress Living with Disabilities
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

JPAC's Upcoming Production of The Glass Menagerie will feature a professional actress living with disabilities. (more...)

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

See Current Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote! (more...)

Capitalism Onstage! Meet the Full Company of JUNK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, opening tonight, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards; ManeStage Leads as Theatre of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Awards; New Stage's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Samuel Hodges and More at Nuffield Southampton's 2018 Season Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, just announced the new season for 2018. This announcement also marked the opening of the brand new NST City, NST's newly built theatre in Southampton's city centre. Their 2018 season of work will be spread across both the new venue and their original home, NST Campus. Scroll down for photos from the announcement event! (more...)

BWW Interview: Anna Porter Wilkes-Davis and Journy Wilkes in NUTCRACKER by American Repertory Ballet
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 16, 2017

Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Anna and Journy about their careers and the upcoming productions of ARB's Nutcracker. (more...)

Nuffield Southampton Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces their new season for 2018. This announcement also marks the opening of the brand new NST City, NST's newly built theatre in Southampton's city centre. Their 2018 season of work will be spread across both the new venue and their original home, NST Campus. (more...)

Updated Standings In The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

See the updated standings in the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, and cast your vote (more...)

BWW Review: Le Petit Theatre Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Heidi Scheuermann - Nov 14, 2017

Ok, so here's the deal THE LAST FIVE YEARS is one of my favorite shows of all time, and I kid you not this production at Le Petit is way more than I ever expected it to be! Truly. It's very difficult to love an original cast recording with all your heart, and then to go see a regional production of that same show without being disappointed. However, under the brilliant direction of Michael E. McKelvey, Meredith Owens (Cathy) and Adair Watkins (Jamie) completely won me over! (more...)

Shaun Peknic Joins Planet Connections as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Shaun Peknic, a theatre director with a focus on the development of new plays and musicals, joins Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in 2018 as artistic director. (more...)

BWW Interview: Betty Corwin on How She Pioneered Archival Recordings of Broadway Shows
by Leigh Scheps - Nov 10, 2017

Broadway shows have been preserved for decades thanks to one pioneer with a passion. Betty Corwin was working in a hospital in 1969 when she came up with a brilliant idea to record them for history. It enabled legendary performances including Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire to be forever on tape. (more...)

'CHASING MEM'RIES' World Premiere, Starring Tyne Daly, Extends at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The World Premiere of Chasing Mem'ries: A Different Kind of Musical, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly and featuring new and original songs by award-winning lyricists Alan & Marilyn Bergman, will extend for one week in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse and run through Sunday, December 17, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: POOR BEHAVIOR to Open as Falcon Theatre's Latest Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

A couples' weekend getaway to a secluded and stylish country home. A boozy dinner. Empty wine bottles pile up. Inhibitions are lowered, and lips are loosened. Philosophical friction between the wife of Couple A and the husband of Couple B lead to a sexually charged argument that continues unabated after the other spouses have retired for the night. (more...)

Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS, OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Begins Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

MCC Theater presents the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman. A friendly reminder that School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play begins previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) tonight, November 1, 2017. (more...)

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