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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.


Liza Harris Joins The Cast Of IRIS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Frank J. Avella's black comedy, IRIS will be presented on Friday, February 16th at 8PM at the Dramatists Guild as part of the Friday Night Footlights Reading Series. The event is free. (more...)

Community Events Announced For A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At Boston Court
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Boston Court Performing Arts Center presents a reimagined ???????modern take of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire (February 15 - March 25, 2018; press opening, February 24). The community panels and discussions have been announced for this radical re-envisioning of Streetcar which will feature a multicultural cast and modern setting, pushing on the play's present-day relevance. This selection of panel discussions and post-show Illuminations will allow for a deep discussion on A Streetcar Named Desire and its many prevalent themes, especially in regards to this production, which is presented within a contemporary and urban environment, highlighting the pertinence of the play for our divided America. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HOT LIST! What's Hot on Stage Now
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 30, 2018

So many productions are happening all over the city. Here's what made the Hot List: Bugaboo & the Silent One, The Hothouse, Cabaret, Pirates of Penzance, Shakespeare in Love, Disney's Aladdin. Go see a show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sondheim Spring Begins At The Ringwald with MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

It's the Stephen for the season! The Ringwald Theatre's Sondheim Spring kicks off with a five-week run of Merrily We Roll Along on Friday, February 16th. Merrily-aka the show they were doing in Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird-marked the reunion of legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim with librettist George Furth, who had previously teamed for the Broadway landmark Company-which will keep Sondheim Spring rolling in May. (more...)

Maryann Plunkett, Pearl Rhein, and More Star in Ars Nova's THE LUCKY ONES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Ars Nova one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies (New York Times), piece by piece productions and Z Space present the world premiere of The Lucky Ones, a new musical by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher (Hundred Days), commissioned and developed by Ars Nova. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Tapped for The Public's MISS YOU LIKE HELL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL. With book and lyrics by Quiara Alegr a Hudes and music and lyrics by Erin McKeown, the new musical is directed by Public Theater Resident Director and Founder of Public Works Lear deBessonet, with choreography by Danny Mefford. The musical will begin previews in The Public's Newman Theater on Tuesday, March 20 and run through Sunday, May 6, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 10. (more...)

Cast Announced for LONESOME TRAVELER: THE CONCERT at State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Show time is Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $42 & $35 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Sponsored by WDIY 88.1 FM (more...)

Mile Square Theatre's DRIVING MISS DAISY Opens 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, kicks off its 2018 season with Alfred Uhry's powerful masterpiece Driving Miss Daisy. Set in the South between the late 40's and early 70's, the play explores an unlikely friendship between an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffer, Hoke Colburn. (more...)

Tony Winner Frances McDormand Wins SAG Award for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Tony winner Frances McDormand won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her performance in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. (more...)

VIDEO: SAG Award Winner Frances McDormand Praises Writer Martin McDonagh
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Frances McDormand received the SAG Award the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her performance as MILDRED HAYES in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. During her acceptance speech, the actress praised screenwriter and Tony nominee Martin McDonagh for his work (more...)

Thomas Ostermeier Directs Nina Hoss in RETURNING TO REIMS at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

St. Ann's Warehouse presents the American Premiere of Schaub hne Berlin's Returning to Reims, an adaptation of French author Didier Eribon's memoir of the same name, directed by Berlin auteur Thomas Ostermeier, February 4-25. This production marks the first collaboration between St. Ann's and the Schaub hne, whose production of Richard III recently garnered acclaim in BAM's Next Wave Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donmar Warehouse presents THE YORK REALIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Donmar Associate Robert Hastie returns for this timely revival from one of our greatest living playwrights, following his previous productions My Night with Reg and Splendour. (more...)

Tony Winner Blythe Danner, Alec Baldwin & More Heading to WILL & GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

WILL & GRACE will round out casting for Season 1 with the following guest stars, who will appear in future episodes. Alec Baldwin will reprise his role as Malcolm Widmark, Blythe Danner will reprise her role as Marilyn Truman (Will's mom), Sara Rue will reprise her role as Joyce (Grace's sister). Mary McCormack and Robert Klein will also guest star. (more...)

CLOUD ONE Sci-Fi Film Finds It's Star
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

CLOUD ONE Sci-Fi Film Finds It's Star (more...)

Soho Rep. Announces Complete Casting And Creative Team For Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar (Ars Nova's Underground Railroad Game), February 6 - March 11, 2018. The play, with which Soho Rep. reopens its longtime Tribeca theater, dauntlessly cracks jokes as it eviscerates. Alfie Fuller and Dame-Jasmine Hughes play Anaia and Racine, twin sisters who undertake a murderous journey from the Dirty South to the California desert, seeking payback for a horrendous act. Is God Is treats both morality and genre as notions to be exploded, drawing on the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk in its subversion of theatrical constructs. (more...)

Hartford Stage Presents Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, which will perform at Hartford Stage Thursday, February 15, through Sunday, March 18. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Presents UK Debut Of CARMEN.maquia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Ballet Hispanico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to Edinburgh from 6-10 March, 2018. Performances: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2:30pm. Tickets are 19 28.50* and are available at www.edtheatres.com/carmen (more...)

Boston Court's Winter Music Season Begins with THE OPERATIC AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Boston Court Performing Arts Center will bring a provocative and stimulating season of music events to Southern California for their 2018 Winter season. Artistic Director of Boston Court's music programming, Mark Saltzman has curated an eclectic blend of genre-crossing concerts featuring outstanding local musicians and brilliant musical ensembles from around the globe. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2018/19 Season and Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced plans for the 2018 19 Season. The Company's 96th Season will open Friday, September 7 with a gala double-bill performance of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci in Jos Cura's production with an international cast featuring Lianna Haroutounian, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Aronica, Marco Berti and Dimitri Platanias, conducted by Daniele Callegari. To usher in the new opera season, San Francisco Opera Guild will produce its signature benefit event, Opera Ball 2018. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2018-19 Season Repertory And Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced plans for the 2018 19 Season. The Company's 96th Season will open Friday, September 7 with a gala double-bill performance of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci in Jos Cura's production with an international cast featuring Lianna Haroutounian, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Aronica, Marco Berti and Dimitri Platanias, conducted by Daniele Callegari. To usher in the new opera season, San Francisco Opera Guild will produce its signature benefit event, Opera Ball 2018. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Appointed President Of LAMDA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) announces that Benedict Cumberbatch CBE has been appointed as the Academy's new President. He will take up the position immediately, succeeding Timothy West CBE who steps down after 31 years in the role. (more...)

Twilight's Stars Shine In Annual Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Twilight Theater Company is pleased to announce the winners of their second annual Light Up the Stars Awards Gala. (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre Calls for Applications for 4D Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

On the heels of a successful inaugural year, Southern Rep's signature New Play Development program 4D will begin its second season in March 2018. Applications are now being accepted from local dramatists, directors, and dramaturgs interested in joining this year-long intensive program; the application period closes February 16, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Innovocative Theatre Comes of Age with Jane Martin's Riveting KEELY & DU
by Peter Nason - Jan 15, 2018

K.D. O'Hair and Dawn Truax give performances of a lifetime as the title characters of this highly controversial play. (more...)

Watch Sam Rockwell's Opening Monologue From SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Watch Sam Rockwell's Opening Monologue From SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (more...)

Allison Janney, Elisabeth Moss Among CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Among the theater stars who received an award at the event was Frances McDormand, who picked up the Best Actress prize for THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. (more...)

Moraghan, Dooley and Stocks To Join Cast Of LENNON'S BANJO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Mark Moraghan, Stephanie Dooley and Alan Stocks have been confirmed to join the cast of Lennon's Banjo, joining fellow actors Eric Potts, Jake Abraham, Lynn Francis and Roy Carruthers in a comedy play that is already making headlines around the world. Lennon's Banjo makes its world stage premiere at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre in April. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, kicks off its 2018 season with Alfred Uhry's powerful masterpiece Driving Miss Daisy. Set in the South between the late 40's and early 70's, the play explores an unlikely friendship between an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffer, Hoke Colburn. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew Needham Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE
by Rona Kelly - Feb 9, 2018

This spring, Matthew Needham will feature in Summer and Smoke at the Almeida Theatre. Rebecca Frecknall's production marks his third show at the theatre this year, having never previously performed there before. Catching up during rehearsals, Matthew reflects on his time at the Almeida so far, his journey to becoming an actor, and the career paths less traveled. (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Brand New Musicals in Season, YOU ARE HERE, CYRANO, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce three enticing productions planned for Chester, Conn. in 2018. First will be the inspiring You Are Here by Drama Desk Award nominees Bartram and Hill. This soaring musical will run May 18 - June 10. Next up will be a new musical adaptation of the enduring love story Cyrano. This exciting new take on the classic will be adapted by Erica Schmidt in collaboration with the indie band The National. Cyrano will run August 3 - September 2. Finally, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, a musical adaptation of the Dickens holiday classic spiced with the flavor of the Nutmeg State, returns to The Terris Theatre November 30 - December 30, 2018. (more...)

Follow The Clues To Walnut Street Theatre's BASKERVILLE - A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY At The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 8, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents the Walnut Street Theatre's production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, on Tuesday, February 27, at 8:00pm. Baskerville features Ian Merrill Peakes as Sherlock Holmes and Bill Van Horn as Doctor Watson. Additional cast members are Sarah Glicko, Dan Hodge and Jered McLenigan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for SUMMER AND SMOKE at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The girl who said 'no' - she doesn't exist anymore, she died last summer - suffocated in smoke from something on fire inside her. In the heat of summer - under the wings of an angel - Alma meets John. (more...)

Silk Road Rising Presents THROUGH THE ELEVATED LINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Silk Road Rising (Chief Programming Officer Jamil Khoury and Executive Director Malik Gillani) is proud to announce the World Premiere of Through the Elevated Line, written by Novid Parsi and directed by Carin Silkaitis. The production will run from March 7th to April 15th, 2018 at Silk Road Rising located at 77 W. Washington St., Lower Level, Chicago, IL, 60602. The Press Opening is March 17 at 4:00pm. (more...)

Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Theatr Clwyd And English Touring Theatre's Production Of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Theatr Clwyd and English Touring Theatre today announce casting for their co-production of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire. 2017 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award winner Chelsea Walker directs Nicole Agada (Woman/Nurse), Will Bliss (Steve), Dexter Flanders (Mitch), Kelly Gough (Blanche), Amber James (Stella), Patrick Knowles (Stanley), Marai Louis (Eunice) and Joe Manjon (Pablo/Doctor/Paperboy). The second production in the inaugural season at NST City, A Streetcar Named Desire opens at Nuffield Southampton Theatres on 28 March with previews from 23 March, running until 31 March. The production will tour the UK with English Touring Theatre ahead of opening at Theatr Clwyd, where it plays from 15 March until 2 June, before returning to NST City. (more...)

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Returns This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 32nd annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. From March 21-25, 2018, attendees will enjoy celebrated award-winning speakers alongside fresh new voices on the literary scene. (more...)

Photo Flash: Virginia Rep presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

"The play that changed American theatre forever" (New York Times) comes to Virginia Rep's November Theatre (114 West Broad Street) this February. Lorraine Hansberry's seminal masterpiece opens Friday, February 16th, 2018 , and runs through March 11th , with two preview performances on Wednesday, February 14th and Thursday, February 15th. (more...)

Charlie Brooks and Patrick Ryecart Join Janie Dee In New Torben Betts Play Monogamy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Charlie Brooks and Patrick Ryecart will play Sally and Mike respectively in the UK tour and London run of Torben Betts's new play MONOGAMY, joining the previously announced Janie Dee as Caroline Mortimer. They are joined by Jack Archer as Leo, Genevieve Gaunt as Amanda and Jack Sandle as Graeme. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO presents the World Premiere of UP AND AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO presents the world premiere of UP AND AWAY, January 25 - April 15, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. As part of its Next Generation Capital Campaign efforts, Pittsburgh CLO debuted a staged reading of this new musical comedy this past spring during New Musicals Weekend at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. UP AND AWAY is also available as part of a CLO Cabaret Series subscription package. (more...)

Special Performance of FARRAH Announces for Long Beach, NY Starring Jen Danby, Directed By Austin Pendleton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a special Long Beach, Long Island, performance of FARRAH, all about '70s superstar Farrah Fawcett, on Sunday, March 11th, at 3:00. (more...)

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Opens at Artists Rep, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

??????? Artists Rep presents the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Between Riverside and Crazy, by Stephen Adly Guirgis. The play is directed by Adriana Baer and runs from March 4 through April 1 on the theatre's Alder Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 Season with the regional premiere of the Obie Award-winning Skeleton Crew, in a co-production with Marin Theatre Company. A makeshift family of auto-plant workers navigate the possibility of foreclosure in this funny, tough, and tender American drama which captured critical raves. Rising star playwright Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Pipeline) creates a world in which ambitious dreams and corporate deception interweave, pushing friendships to the limit. Skeleton Crew will be directed by Jade King Carroll (Associate Director for Broadway revivals of A Streetcar Named Desire and The Gin Game) and will be presented by TheatreWorks March 7 - April 1, 2018 (opening night: March 10) at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Announces Cast & Creative Team For EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Elevator Repair Service, "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies" (New York Times), is pleased to present the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins. (more...)

Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara Star in LOVE LETTERS at Westport Country Playhouse's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara will star in Westport Country Playhouse's Spring Gala performance of A. R. Gurney's play, 'Love Letters,' on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. The one-night-only, $250 per ticket fundraising event will honor the memory of playwright A. R. 'Pete' Gurney, who was a consistent contributor to the Playhouse stage, with 21 works produced there from 1980 through 2016. Gurney died last June at age 86. (more...)

Meet the Broadway-Filled Cast of THE PARTY; In Theatres on February 16!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

In Sally Potter's new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet's acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson) arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay. (more...)

2017 'Best In Drag' Winner Anita Tony Brings Her Magic To Rockwell Table And Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

It was announced today that Anita Tony, 'Broadway's Leading Drag Queen' and winner of Best in Drag 2017, will bring her magical show A Few of My Favorite Things to Los Angeles for one performance only on Sunday, March 11, at 7pm at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to Open as Falcon Theatre's Fourth Production of 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The New York Times says it's one of the greatest plays ever penned by an American playwright. New York Theater agrees, calling it one of the best plays of the past 100 years. (more...)

Daniel Fish-Directed OKLAHOMA! Lassos its Way to St. Ann's Warehouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Oklahoma! is making its way back to New York. St. Ann's Warehouse and Eva Price will present a limited run of the Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, directed by Daniel Fish. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barbara Broughton, Count Stovall, and Matthew Lawler in Mile Square Theatre's DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, kicks off its 2018 season with Alfred Uhry's powerful masterpiece Driving Miss Daisy. Set in the South between the late 40's and early 70's, the play explores an unlikely friendship between an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffer, Hoke Colburn. (more...)

African-American Shakespeare Company Tackles An American Classic With A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

??????? For the first time in its 23-year history, the African-American Shakespeare Company will present A Streetcar Named Desire. As is the company's custom, each season they choose one non-Shakespeare play from the canon of American classics. Tennessee Williams' Streetcar follows in the footsteps of the company's well-received 2017 production of August Wilson's Jitney, also staged at Marines Memorial. (more...)

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