From birthday cake fantasies, to booting up his computer, to dramatic reinterpretations of A Streetcar Named Desire, we’ve known for some time that there was something different about Waylon Smithers. Questions have plagued Mr. Burns’ assistant/toady for years, all the way to The Simpsons‘ 138th Episode Spectacular when Ambassador Henry Mwabwetumba of the Ivory Coast […]
There is only one Marlon Brando. He was the actor who broke the mold and changed the game. And he did it twice. First with "Streetcar Named Desire" and then again with "Last Tango In Paris." There has been no actor, despite the countless...Show More Summary
Some of Bikel's most notable work took place on stage — from A Streetcar Named Desire to Fiddler on the Roof.
Nothing personifies the meaning of a pure leading male legendary screen icon as that of Marlon Brando. The movie star best known for his enigmatic roles in ?The Wild One,? ?The Godfather? and ?A Streetcar Named Desire,? to name only a few, was the epitome of sought after movie star, Hollywood bad boy and misunderstood but admired screen god. Show More Summary
Blanche DuBois famously arrives on stage along with her trunk, a potent indicator of the character’s unfixed, desperate situation. Appropriately enough, in a capable production
"A Streetcar Named Desire" The Scottish Ballet Opera House John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. May 28, 2015 by Alexandra Tomalonis copyright 2015 by Alexandra Tomalonis Sometimes, the more one does, the less it matters. Show More Summary
Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois, which is all we’ve ever wanted.
5) A Streetcar Named Desire, June 11-28, Serenbe Playhouse. Serenbe Playhouse presents a new production of the Tennessee Williams classic at the property's new Art Farm Stage, where the set will be housed in recycled shipping containers. Show More Summary
Sophie Martin as Stella and Tama Barry as Stanley in Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire. Photograph by Andrew Ross. They almost had to hose down the audience at intermission of Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Thursday night. Show More Summary
Tennessee Williams's classic play, 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' gets the ballet treatment to close out the Harris Theater's 2014-2015 season. [ more › ]
"Why the hell is this not yet a ballet?" choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa asked herself the first time she read Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire."
The Young Vic produces shows that please many but rarely me. Its big hit of 2014, A Streetcar Named Desire, won virtually every prize going apart from the one it… Read more The post Beauty without brains appeared first on The Spectator.
Marlon Brando Makes Waves in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Marlon Brando captivated audiences on the big screen with the film adaption of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which made its debut in 1951. Playing a sexualized brute, Brando represented the ultimate bad boy, opposite his troubled sister-in-law Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh). Show More Summary
As an exercise in research, I read some of the original reviews for A Streetcar Named Desire, both the 1951 film and the original Broadway play. Surprisingly, very little was made of Marlon Brando, then brand new to both Broadway and Hollywood. Show More Summary
Comedian W. Kamau Bell is recording his Seattle gigs for a new album. W. KAMAU BELLSat Jan 24 at 7 and 9 pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts InstituteBack in 2005, the marvelously prickly comedian W. Kamau Bell became the first to tell an Obama joke on Comedy Central. Show More Summary
During the production of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick commissioned well-known film score composer Alex North to do the score for the film. North had previously done scores for A Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and later received an honorary Oscar for his lifetime of work. Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) After the fetish for renewable energy that’s expensive and intermittent, the greatest fixation of the utopian left is mass transit, especially light rail—a 19th century technology for 21st century mobility needs. (Who...Show More Summary
Southern Gothic cinema owes a lot to the great Tennessee Williams, whose stunning stage plays became evocative films. Works like A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof introduced moviegoers to the steamy South, revealing its sinister side. Show More Summary
The author of ‘The Glass Menagerie’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ was first saved and then betrayed by his art in a life every bit as flamboyant and wayward as his plays.
You can’t accuse the Belgian director Ivo van Hove of picking fights with weaklings. His productions of Hedda Gabler, The Little Foxes, and A Streetcar Named Desire, all at New York Theater Workshop, have sometimes sucker-punched those venerable plays but in the end did no harm. I realize that’s not... More »