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Desire - 2015 - Off-Broadway

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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by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
Come watch these dedicated, heart centered, hard working and passionate actors do what they do best! They will be performing scenes from A RAISIN IN THE SUN, OLEANNA, LOBBY HERO, AMERICAN BUFFALO, and THE ODD COUPLE.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
The Williamstown Theatre Festival and Audible Theater world premiere presentation of Wish You Were Here is available worldwide tomorrow, April 1 at 3am ET within the Audible Plus catalog. Wish You Were Here is part of the 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season produced on Audible.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
A team of seasoned theatre professionals are working with Fulham Palace to create an immersive, interactive, and COVID-safe theatrical experience inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
The Juilliard School today announced that its 116th commencement ceremony will be held in person on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11am, outdoors on the Lincoln Center campus for a limited audience. The ceremony will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
Who's ready to chase some cookies?! Well, you better grab a net and start making a list of who's safe and who's sane because hosts Bobby and Kristina are back with a brand new episode of the new podcast My Favorite Flop and it's all about the 1964 Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents musical 'Anyone Can Whistle'!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
The Festival will take place in venues across the city and county, as well as at the newly reopened Festival Gardens where a brand-new Festival music weekend is announced in collaboration with Wild Paths - Garden Sessions. Festival Gardens will also see the return of the much-loved Garden Party over the middle weekend.
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
Seyfried is no stranger to the movie musical. She played Sophie in 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,' and starred as Cosette in the 2012 film adaptation of 'Les Misérables.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
Lizm Muzik Group's 'Realizm Radio Vol 1' compilation presents a wide array of local talent stemming from rock, hip hop, pop and r&B. The multi-genre album hosts artists like Bianca Shaw, BoysVsGirl, T-Roc and Attack the Sound.
by Andrea Stephenson - Apr 9, 2021
In tackling two of Strindberg’s one act plays in “Two by Strindberg: The Stronger and The Outcast”, Gamut Theatre brings to light the value in facing the worldviews that created those stories as well as the ways in which these stories can be interpreted in new ways.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
From outdoor shows in the Plaza, to teen theatre workshops over the summer and Season 24 inside this fall, Orlando's downtown theater is coming back in style! 
by Andrew Child - Apr 8, 2021
There is a lot good about Enigma Chamber Opera’s new meta-comedy adaptation of Mozart’s The Impresario, but the highest praise must be reserved for its formatting as a highly scroll-able hour-long entertainment (mainly because it is actually at most a 20 minute performance trapped inside a redundant overdrawn explanation of and apology for itself).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2021
Stage and screen stars Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein), Alison Wright (“The Americans”), Tony Award-winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt), US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Scott Turner Schofield ('The Bold And The Beautiful') and Kimberly Guerrero (August: Osage County) have joined the cast of Period Piece.
by Student Blogger: Madalyn Macko - Apr 8, 2021
The intrigue that authenticity alone brings to a performance is enough to make any actor stop and study it like their life depends on it.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2021
Theater and LGBTQ luminaries are featured in 92Y's upcoming virtual talks and classes in April and May. The programs will feature Alan Bergman, Ann Hampton Callaway, Alison Bechdel and many more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2021
Today, artist and songwriter Tessa Violet has released a brand new single, 'Games,' featuring L.A. indie rock outfit lovelytheband. An official video for the song will be coming soon! 'Games' is a radiant showcase of Tessa's signature songwriting prowess, juxtaposing sweeping melodies against a slow-growing, bombastic arrangement.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
The Stratford Festival is transforming, for this summer, into an outdoor festival offering a season of six plays and five cabarets reflecting on the theme of Metamorphosis, with performances held under beautiful canopies that will hark back to the Festival’s founding under a tent in 1953.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced that it will be reopening its doors for the 2021-2022 season with a full slate of five plays at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Opening night is set for Friday, October 15, and new health and safety protocols will be in place.
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
Valley of the Moon Music Festival (VMMF) brings the captivating sound of period instruments to the world of Classical and Romantic chamber music for its 2021 season, Love and Longing: Reaching Across the Distance.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
Returning to The Joyce’s virtual stage in 2021, the Trisha Brown Dance Company presents a digital program featuring works from Brown’s initial explorations with movement invention. Get a first look at the production!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
The Williamstown Theatre Festival world premiere musical Row is available worldwide tomorrow, April 8 at 3am ET within the Audible Plus catalog. Row is the final production of the 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season produced on Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse's “From Concept to Curtain” virtual documentary series will present “Telling Mlima's Tale,” premiering on Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m., on the Playhouse's website (westportplayhouse.org) and Youtube channel (WestportPlayhouse), free-of-charge.
by Student Blogger: Kelly Schwantes - Apr 6, 2021
If you're not familiar with the term, senioritis is the feeling students get their final year in college, high school, or even middle school (we've all been there, 8th grade is hard). As we understand it, there are two main kinds of senioritis: nostalgia and anxiety. Let us take a moment to examine each strain in an attempt to self-diagnose.
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Built to replicate blue mind, the meditative state you fall into when you are near water, the serenity of “Sailing” emphasizes the prolific wisdom of the young New Jersey songwriters.
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Stop it God. is a symbolic representation of the self. The version we stare at day after day in the mirror vs. the version we upload online. The 12-track collection revolves around the fictional AI concept of Daisy, the ever-present corporate overlord with a HAL 9000-style computer.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced plans for its 50th Anniversary season, slated to begin in September 2021 with a grand reopening of its stages and campus and culminate in September 2022 with a fresh interpretation of the seminal work that opened the Center in 1971, Leonard Bernstein’s MASS.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
FourthWall Theatrical, in association with Fake Friends and Jeremy O. Harris, will present the world premiere of This American Wife, the newest experiment in live internet theater from the creative minds of Circle Jerk running May 20–June 6.
by Team BWW - Apr 6, 2021
Get to know the judges for the high school and college categories on season 3 of Next on Stage, back again by popular demand!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2021
ByDam Multimedia has announced its latest release: 'From A Place of Love - My Adoption Journey,' In 2018, filmmaker David Bynum began the emotional journey to find his biological family. The feature-length film documents his search to discover who he is and where he came from. The story is told by the people who assisted him along the way.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2021
TPS Talks are a new initiative of TPS, DTE and SistaStyle Productions that provide real-world stories and insights from working theatre professionals to college/university classrooms, corporate events, group organizations, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2021
On Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm EST, primary care physician and the inaugural writer-in-residence at Massachusetts General Hospital, Suzanne Koven comes to The Music Hall's virtual stage as part of the Innovation + Leadership series, now being presented in an intimate, online format. Koven will discuss her new memoir, LETTER TO A YOUNG FEMALE PHYSICIAN, a profound and humorous exploration of authenticity in work and life by a female doctor, with candid stories from the AIDS era to today's COVID-19 pandemic. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 4, 2021
Looking for a way to pass the time while at home? BroadwayWorld has made a list of musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or BroadwayHD, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony-nominated actor William McGuire, known by his nickname 'Biff' has died at age 94.
by Maria Nockin - Apr 3, 2021
Have you watched Los Angeles Opera’s digital short Brown Sounds yet? Brown Sounds celebrates Black history by beginning with the Garden of Eden. Conceived by Raehann Bryce-Davis, a rising star in the LA firmament, it's a stunning vocal piece. Composer Ayanna Witter-Johnson set poet Henry Dumas's evocative verses to music with Bryce-Davis’s ravishing mezzo-soprano in mind.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 2, 2021
Today's top stories: Theatre companies revoke memberships for LA Stage Alliance after Asian nominee, Jully Lee, was misidentified at the Ovation Awards. Plus, first look at the new Drama Book Shop, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
A rehearsed reading of the Finborough Theatre's 2020 ETPEP Award-winning play, Playfight by Julia Grogan, directed by acclaimed director Blanche McIntyre is now available on the Finborough Theatre YouTube channel for one week as part of #FinboroughForFree.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
Washington National Opera will present the ninth season of its American Opera Initiative with three world premieres on the Kennedy Center’s streaming platform, Digital Stage+, Saturday, May 1, directed by Amanda Consol.
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
The Riddle - The Remixes EP brings together international DJs and musicians Ana (aka Silly Boy Blue) admires to rediscover the track, each artist bringing its own singular musical universe.
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2021
WHAT DRIVES US is an homage to the moment in every musician’s life when their commitment is tested and their desire to play music for others becomes an almost irrational act of blind faith.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021
Lina Nikol has released her new single 'Get It On'. The song starts off a bit timid and shy, but then immediately introduces the sound of vital signs as the heart flutters awake. 'Get it On' does the perfect job of embodying the burning desire to satisfy an unexplainable connection.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Apr 12, 2021
Today's episode features Kate Burton- best known for her Tony nominated work on Broadway (where she last appeared in Present Laughter with Kevin Kline) and for her Emmy nominated work in Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. Listen as she tells stories of her famous family, upbringing in the arts, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021
Join The National Arts Club for an online performance of Joyce Carol Oates's one-act play Wild Nights!, directed by Michael Parva.
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!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Simon Godwin knows his way around a Shakespeare text. Among his National Theatre credits are memorable productions of Twelfth Night, starring Tamsin Greig, and Antony and Cleopatra, which won Evening Standard Theatre Awards for both Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo. But when the pandemic hit, plans for a major revival in the Olivier auditorium of Romeo and Juliet, starring Josh O'Connor and Jessie Buckley, had to shift gears, and fast.
by Erica Handel - Apr 1, 2021
Broadway actor Nicholas Rodriguez will perform his solo concert titled The First Time… as part of the “Broadway Outside the Barn” series at Holmdel Theatre Company on April 24. Award-winning Broadway, TV, film actor and recording artist, Nicholas Rodriguez, explores life, love and longing through an intimate evening featuring new interpretations of songs from the world of pop, jazz, folk and musical theatre. The music of John Denver to Joni Mitchell, Frankie Valli to Phantom of the Opera. You always remember your first time….
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Bloomingdale Theater Company was founded out of a desire to reestablish human connection during a time when we are more isolated and disconnected from each other than ever. Catch up with BTC founder Connor Chase Stewart as he catches us up on what's up next!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced the first public presentation of a new dramatization of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, adapted and directed by Michael Barakiva. Presented in two parts, this event will feature Jason Butler Harner, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Stephen Bel Davies, Sheldon Best, Gisela Chípe, Robert Cuccioli and more.
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
“I wrote ‘Lola’ in Nashville right after being on the road for a couple months. The come down from touring is hardly something you can explain. You just feel misplaced and uneasy,” Lilith recalls.
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
“From intimate, personal tales to political, metaphysical, and spiritual inquiries, the films in the 50th edition of New Directors/New Films embody an inexhaustible curiosity and a fearless desire for adventure,” said La Frances Hui.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Ballet Hispánico continues to offer virtual adult flamenco classes for dancers ages 18 and up, every Saturday from April 17 - May 29, 2021, 2pm-3pm ET.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
As part of The Joyce Theater's Winter/Spring 2021 digital season, the Trisha Brown Dance Company will present a program of pivotal works from Brown's initial explorations with movement invention, streaming on demand from April 29 at 8:00pm ET through May 12 at 11:59pm ET.