Tennessee Williams is best known for A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie. The queer playwright was very prolific, though, and digging into his vast cannon has proven to be quite rewarding. Williams is currently represented on Broadway with a revival of The Glass Menagerie, but The New Ohio [...]
For nearly 15 years, Elizabeth Marvel has been a daring darling of off-Broadway theater. She’s bared her soul and body as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire and fought off flying tomato juice while portraying the titular heroine in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (and won an Obie Award for both performances). Show More Summary
In a recent riff for the New York Times Magazine inspired by Woody Allen’s movie Blue Jasmine—which was itself inspired by Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire, so we’re layers within layers here, people—Lisa Schwarzbaum writes that her secret fear is that she will end up a bag lady. Show More Summary
"That, drama fans, is how you perform Tennessee Williams in toe shoes; how you capture one of the great emblematic characters of American theater without uttering a word." That's from today's Times-Picayune in response to last night's performance in New...
Gillian Anderson will appear on the London stage in “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 2014. The X-Files star will play Blanche Dubois, the fading and alcoholic southern belle, in the famous Tennessee Williams play which will open next summer at the Young Vic Theater under the direction of Benedict Andrews. Show More Summary
The Scottish Ballet is touring its acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire in the southern U.S. during October. Lucky folks in New Orleans (Oct. 4), Gainesville (Oct. 10), and Tampa (Oct. 13) will get to see the Tennessee Williams...
Oooh, we like it when he gets stern!!! Joe Manganiello took his talents to New Haven, CT and is currently starring in the Yale Repertory Theatre's production of A Streetcar Named Desire, but you'll never guess what happened when an audience member acted up yesterday and took distracting pictures during his performance! The Magic Mike star HALTED [...]
Broadway.com has got a first look at photos from the Yale Repertory Theatre's production of A Streetcar Named Desire including this smoldering shot of Joe Manganiello as the iconic factory parts salesman Stanley Kowalski. If you missed the clip of...
Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina, 1953. Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, 1950. Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, 1939. Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock, 1957. Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind, 1939. See more »
Joe Manganiello summons some blistering intensity for a one-minute Stanley Kowalski monologue from Tennessee Williams classic play A Streetcar Named Desire, for the NYT 'In Performance' video series. How'd he do? Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
(The Root) -- What does the U.S. have in common with Blanche DuBois, the crazed heroine of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire? They both depend on the kindness of strangers. We depend on China and other nations to subsidize our huge deficits, allowing us to mount costly forays into the Middle East while not raising taxes. Show More Summary
Renée Fleming will return to Los Angeles Opera later this season in a production of André Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire," which is scheduled to run for three performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on May 18, 21 and 24, 2...
The Desire Named Streetcar is alive and kicking taxpayers in the pants. The AP reports on a press release from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) that touts her role in shoveling millions of dollars on an antiquated and dysfunctional form of transportation (try driving or walking in cities lousy with streetcars). The U.S. Show More Summary
A bald and brilliant mashup of Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire and the Bernie Madoff scandal, Blue Jasmine is a brainy, reference-heavy drama that’s also Woody Allen’s best movie in 20 years. Continue reading »
Cate Blanchette will certainly deserve to walk out of Hollywood carrying an "Oscar." This modern day Woody Allen take on "Streetcar Named Desire" is extremely dramatic. Yep, Woody Allen gives us surprise moments. There is some fun in...Show More Summary
Really, 1947 was liberals' finest hour. They could cheer a play like "Streetcar."
Critic's Notebook: For Cate Blanchett, it's an inspired trip from 'Streetcar Named Desire' on stage to 'Blue Jasmine' on film. One of the joys for a theater critic of watching Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" is the chance to see Cate Blanchett...Show More Summary
Being blue, a blue moon, with nods to A Streetcar Named Desire: Woody Allen's new film Blue Jasmine delivers an anatomy of a breakdown.
Given that Woody Allen works in a closed creative ecosystem (no musical or theatrical influences after 1960, no cinematic ones after 1970), it’s amazing how skilled he is in making his old ideas seem fresh, lively, even urgent. His new drama Blue Jasmine comes this close to being a wheeze.... More »
Woody Allen's new film Blue Jasmine is a harsh contemporary remake of Streetcar Named Desire, with Cate Blanchett playing the Blanche role (Jasmine) of a...