Desire

$49-$70

Six of America's most lauded playwrights come together for a celebration of one of America's greatest wordsmiths. Adapted from Tennessee Williams' short stories Desire and the Black Masseur, The Field of Blue Children, Oriflamme, Portrait of a Girl in Glass, The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin, and Tent Worms, the plays of Desire are certain to be new classics for the 21st century. Depicting love and innocence, isolation and loss, these unforgettable tales serve as a reminder that great stories have the power to change one's life. Helmed by Michael Wilson, one of the foremost directors of Tennessee Williams, Desire is sure to be a hallmark of the theater season.

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59E59 Theatres [Theatre A]

(New York, NY)
59 E. 59th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
For the final production in its 2019 Subscription Season, Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents a genuine American classic a?" Frank D. Gilroy's heartwarming 1965 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy/drama THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES, coming to the theatre's Mainstage for eight performances only, October 17-27.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Performance Space New York continues The Stages Seriesa?"rethinking the dominant form and aesthetics that have informed the stage for centuriesa?"with Martine Gutierrez's Circle (November 20, 22-23).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
For the 2019-2020 Season, Roanoke Children's Theatre (RCT) has selected two youth actors to receive the Sarabeth Hammond Scholarship. Jasper Moore and Charlotte Pearl have been chosen as the recipients.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Pace students and the local community will have the chance to get firsthand insights from Candice Bergen and Hawk Koch in a conversation at Pace University on October 29th. Bergen starred in the critically acclaimed CBS comedy series a?oeMurphy Brown,a?? for which she received five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards over a 10-year run. Last fall she returned to the iconic role in the CBS revival. Most recently she appeared in, a?oeBook Cluba?? alongside Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Mary Steenburgen.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Noisia's Thijs De Vlieger has announced his first solo work since the trio revealed that they're to split in 2020. Under his pseudonym, THYS, the Dutch electronic music producer and composer has created the score for groundbreaking live contemporary dance and art production, Sleeping Beauty Dreams. THYS 'Music From Sleeping Beauty Dreams' will be released on CD on 15 October, and the digital album is available to stream now from all DSPs.
by Brett Cullum - Oct 16, 2019
4th Wall Theatre Company's production shows a lot of love for Tennessee Williams, and they have thrown a ton of resources behind it. The result is a strikingly handsome production with surprising interpretations of the characters and plenty of eye candy.
by Alan Portner - Oct 16, 2019
a?oeSensatia,a?? the Cirque Cabaret, is an incredible journey through multiple entertainment genres . The adult, ninety-minute presentation is immersive, erotic, surprising, and unlike any other experiential performance you are likely to enjoy.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
From the bustle of neon-lit Shinjuku and its ultramodern skyscrapers to the traditional scenery of Mt. Fuji, cherry blossoms, and Shinto shrines, Tokyo has served as a source of creative inspiration for generations of international filmmakers. Anticipating the 2020 Summer Games, when the eyes of the world will once again fall upon Japan's dynamic capital, Tokyo Stories: Japan in the Global Imagination considers the ways Japan—and the elusive concept of “Japaneseness” —is rendered and interpreted outside its borders with a revealing selection of Tokyo-set films by foreign directors, including Japanese co-productions, Hollywood blockbusters, and European arthouse favorites.
by Michael Dale - Oct 16, 2019
The countless number of pink plastic flamingoes populating the upstage reaches is your second clue that director Tripp Cullman, that master of finding touching emotions through a quirkily altered reality, does not have naturalism on his mind for Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo.
by Katie Laban - Oct 16, 2019
Usually when people hear the word Frankenstein one image comes to mind: the inarticulate groaning hulk. Opening this weekend and running through Halloween on Stagecrafters' 2nd Stage is A. S. Peterson's version of Frankenstein, where The Monster is unlike the popular film adaptions that comes to everyone's mind. The play doesn't feature a terrifying and unthinking creature, instead The Monster feels emotions and asks questions that all humans ask themselves a?" according to Peterson, a?oehis Frankenstein is not your mama's Frankenstein.a?? BroadwayWorld Detroit was able to have an in-depth interview with the play's director, Andrew Clements, and the man behind The Monster in the show, Michael Meike, to find out what makes this new version so unique and thrilling, yet still be inspired by the classic Frankenstein story by Mary Shelley that audiences have come to know and love.
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 16, 2019
With direction by Michael Weber, Porchlight Music Theatre's production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's SUNSET BOULEVARD provides one wild ride of a musical evening. The musical's storyline itself vacillates between the predictable and the shockingly dark and twisted. It chronicles the story of former silent movie star Norma Desmond as she descends further and further into madness. Based upon the film of the same name, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's book paints a portrait of Norma as she continues to lose her grasp on reality (which was not all that firm to begin with) and as she plots an unrealistic comeback into the Hollywood spotlight. Hollis Resnik conveys all of Norma's mania and desperation in a star-worthy performance. Though Norma has long faded from the limelight by the time audiences meet her in SUNSET BOULEVARD, Resnik commands the stage with ease.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Today, singer-songwriter Nikki Jean follows her Rhymesayers Entertainment debut project, Beautiful Prison, with a self-directed short film celebrating women of color: Get Free. The film features a dozen other artists and entrepreneurs including Goldie Patrick, Veronica Zacharias, Ama Law, Tashira Halyard, April Manuel, Ebony Westbrook, Onrae Watkins, Kacey Williams, Zewditu Jewel, Anika Hobbs, and more. As this project continues to develop, Nikki Jean hopes to use her platform to share the stories of other inspired women.
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 16, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opened last night, October 15, 2019, at the American Airlines Theatre. 
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 16, 2019
Sometimes the audience goes to the theatre but in the case of the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival the theatre comes to the audience at the Liberty Station Arts District. This exploration of immersive, and site specific theatre is running through Sunday, October 20th and promises a variety of theatre.
by Linda Lenzi - Oct 16, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opened last night, October 15, 2019, at the American Airlines Theatre. 
by Julie Musbach - Oct 15, 2019
If there's one thing Tennessee Williams is known for, it's the emotional suffering he forces upon his characters. In honor of The Rose Tattoo's Broadway revival, we're looking back at some of his most distressed leading ladies.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Ragtime a?" with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens a?" is a sweeping epic musical about the birth of America that weaves together real celebrities and historical events with a timeless tale of three families in pursuit of the American Dream.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, and Greg Cameron, President and CEO, are pleased to announce that Raymond Rodriguez, former Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program at the Joffrey, has been elevated to Academy Director of the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, effective immediately. Rodriquez takes over after three years as Head of Studio Company and Trainees, succeeding former Academy Director Karine Provost.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 15, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight, October 15, 2019, at the American Airlines Theatre. Check out highlights of the cast in action below!
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Canadian garage rockers Dead Ghosts have announced that their new album Automatic Changer, will be available on vinyl, cassette, CD, and streaming on April 24, 2020. The album will be Dead Ghosts 3rd release with southern California independent label, Burger Records.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
San Francisco North Bay theater artists gathered Monday night at 3 Disciples Brewing in downtown Santa Rosa for the Fourth Annual Marquee Theater Journalists Association Awards. Eighteen awards were given to local theatre artists and productions whose nominations were culled from the sixty-eight Sonoma County productions attended by members from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.
by Review Roundups - Oct 15, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight! Read the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opens today!
by TV - Red Carpets - Oct 15, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight, October 15, 2019, at the American Airlines Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Written by multi-award-winning Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse, Shadows blends video, sound and live performance to create an electric experience in which otherworldly projected images of children speak movingly for onstage performers. Together they explore marriage, infidelity, youth and old age.
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Fresh off her debut single 'Desire', Brooklyn based DJ and producer Patricia Baloge returns with a passionate set of visuals for the exotic afrohouse offering officially out today.
by Charles Shubow - Oct 14, 2019
Director Paige Hernandez does a masterful job in a play about boxing and racism.
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 14, 2019
It's safe to say that John Mayer's been keeping busy. After starting 2019 with Dead & Company (which features former members from Grateful Dead) and touring North America for the fourth consecutive year, he's finally filled The O2 with a new light. His Summer Tour comes to London after a two-year absence, having played the same venue in 2017 for The Search of Everything World Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
An exciting, challenging play that explores sex, violence, language, fear, intimacy, division, power and queerness, 'Sex/Crime' is a controversial and shocking statement on the state of today, both a hard-hitting 'in ya face' drama and an outrageous comedy.
by Chris Miritello - Oct 14, 2019
The orchestra strikes the opening drumbeats and bass guitar riffs, instantly recognizable to 80's music aficionados as The Go-Go's' hit 'We Got the Beat.' The curtain rises, and it is immediately clear that the cast has come to play . . . in a BIG way. There is an incredibly fun show playing at The Circuit Playhouse in Overton Square that you may not have heard about. That show is Head Over Heels, a jukebox style musical featuring songs by none other than the quintessential 80's girl group, The Go-Go's, interwoven throughout what can best be described as a 16th century comedic farce. Yes, you heard that right folks. Notwithstanding the prevalence of biographical jukebox musicals in recent years, featuring the song catalogs of such icons as Carole King, Cher, Donna Summer, The Temptations, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and Gloria Estefan, among others, it doesn't get much more original than Head Over Heels, which utilizes the unlikely musical source material against a completely unexpected backdrop.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company is proud to announce playwrights, dates and details for the 2020 Colorado New Play Summit. The 15th annual festival will take place over two weekends, February 15-16, and February 21-23, and feature readings of new plays by Benjamin Benne, L M Feldman, Yussef El Guindi, Jessica Kahkoska, and co-writers Suzan Shown Harjo and Mary Kathryn Nagle. The festival will also feature world premiere productions from the 2019 Colorado New Play Summit by Tony Meneses and Bonnie Metzgar.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2019
The Lulubird Project will present WRITES of WINTER: Hidden Worlds & Strange Negotiations. Performances will be at Theater 29, located at 5138 W. 29th Avenue, Denver 80212, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM from December 5 to December 21. Tickets are $22 and available at www.theater29denver.com.
by Chris Struck - Oct 13, 2019
Michael Longoria promoted his latest album release with an exciting production of the music from movies and TV past that he's found particularly impactful. It wasn't all tragic love songs as his original (and CD's title) song, 'Kiss me like they do in the movies' spun a hopeful sound.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019
On Her Shoulders will present a staged reading of Fatal Friendship by Catherine Trotter, directed by Melody Brooks on Friday, November 8, 2019. Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context by Lynn Marie Macy, who situates the script in its historical time and place, followed by the reading and a post-performance Q&A with refreshments. Admission is by Donation ($10 suggested). The performance is at New Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37 Street @10th Avenue. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Performing in his 25th country, Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand will represent the United States at the Kenya International Theatre Festival, during his 20th year touring around the world in his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! as Harold Clurman, 'the elder statesman of the American Theatre' on November 3rd in Nakuru at the Nakuru Players Theatre, and on November 5th at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
New Jersey's largest non-profit community performing arts education organization announced today its 2019-2020 season, featuring 35 public events presented by over 1,500 talented students and faculty members.
by TV Scoop - Oct 11, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLACK LIGHTNING, airing on THE CW on Monday, October 28, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Knot Free Productions presents In Trousers, a 'prequel' to William Finn's groundbreaking March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, directed by Ryan O'Connor.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Asylum Theatre returns with their sophomore production, Lanford Wilson's Burn This.
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 11, 2019
House of Kittens takes over the Wellington Members Club and turns it into a sort of castle of pleasure. The dress code they installed sums up the evening perfectly: elegant, medical, fetish. Through theatrical movement-led vignettes, they examine sexual desire and attraction using erotic storytelling to tell a tale of liberation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Numi Opera completes its inaugural season with its second productiona?"Erich Korngold's first opera Der Ring Des Polykrates. which he composed in 1914. Directed by Numi Opera Executive Director Gail R. Gordon and conducted by Francesco Milioto, the rarely performed opera will have two performances on Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 22 at 7:30pm at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, located at 200 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
 Actors' Equity Association has presented the company members of Head over Heels with the 12th Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2018-2019 season. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Today the world's oldest working music hall announces its glorious 2020 spring season, kicking off the year with a wonderful array of theatre and music that truly embodies Wilton's expansive and imaginative programming.
by Christine Swerczek - Oct 10, 2019
Matthew Lopez' THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE runs at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Lincoln through October 13.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Jeremy O. Harris's Slave Play, which opened just last week at the Golden Theatre already has more to celebrate. The play, directed by Robert O'Hara, has just announced that it will extend its limited run by two weeks, now closing on January 19, 2020. The show was previously scheduled to close on January 5. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The only African American lead producers on Broadway for the last 13 years they and their company Front Row Productions have blazed a trail of a?oefirsts,a?? Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey have brought a unique brand of diversity to Broadway and London's West End by mounting new productions featuring non-traditional casting and diverse voices to the stage. Established in 2006, the Olivier Award Winning and Tony-nominated Producers strive to employ diverse talent, creative teams and management for all of their productions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Tony Award-nominated actor Mario Cantone (Broadway: Assassins, Laugh Whore) will star in the world premiere production of Bliss, an original musical fantasy that flips the traditional princess narrative upside down. Cantone, the comedic genius best known for playing Anthony Marentino in Sex and the City, will star as Sir Pincus Glimmermore, the princesses' fairy godfather. Bliss, which is the 23rd new musical produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre, features a book, music, and lyrics by Emma Lively and Tyler Beattie and will showcase direction by Tony Award-nominated Sheryl Kaller (Broadway: Mothers and Sons, Next Fall), who is one of only fourteen women in Tony history to receive a nomination in the Best Director category. Additional casting for Bliss will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Tony Award-nominated actor Mario Cantone will star in the world premiere production of Bliss at 5th Avenue Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
A provocative new festival piece, a premiere Australian work, reimagined international and Australian classics and a post-modern masterpiece that rocks the very foundations of theatre itself are just some of the highlights making up State Theatre Company South Australia's 2020 season, the first program from its new artistic director Mitchell Butel.
by Michael Dale - Oct 10, 2019
The desire to see our current president out of office as soon as possible can be regarded as a bit of common ground between the five conservatives depicted on stage and the liberals who traditionally populate the vast majority of seats at non-profit Off-Broadway theatres.  The ground most likely collapses, however, when it comes to how they regard the prospect of a Mike Pence presidency.