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THE DESIRE NAMED STREETCAR: Billions spent, but fewer people are using public transportation in Sout…

THE DESIRE NAMED STREETCAR: Billions spent, but fewer people are using public transportation in Southern California: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the region’s largest carrier, lost more than 10% of its boardings from 2006 to 2015, a decline that appears to be accelerating. Despite a $9-billion investment in new light rail and subway […]

How Rocky Graziano Became Boxing's Greatest Muse

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

In the late 1940s, a young Nebraskan actor named Marlon Brando had been starring for several months in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway when he was contracted to play a fighter in a TV pilot, Come Out Fighting! For the role, Brando...Show More Summary

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Mari-Claire Alain: Organist. Manufacturing: How rubber bands are made. The trailer for "Climate Hustle." Get moving: Post-Thanksgiving work-out. Financial Times: Liberal intolerance. The trailer for "A Streetcar Named Desire."

A physician puts his welfare in the hands of others

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” – Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams It was near the end of 2008 that I developed symptoms that I recognized as sciatica.  The Internet is a wonderful source of information (and some misinformation).  I decided to educate myself.  In my reading, I encountered […]

Broad Green Pictures To Produce Biopic About Tennessee Williams

EXCLUSIVE: Broad Green Pictures just acquired an award-winning biography of Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams as the basis of a biopic on the legendary playwright. Williams plays —- A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The...Show More Summary

Would You Pay $409,000 For This Chair?

Legendary Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata's Miss Blanche armchair sold at auction last week for £269,000 (around $409,000). The chair takes its name from the central character in A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois, who served as the piece's inspiration....

What is this sister of yours, a deep-sea diver?

3 months agoArts : Parterre Box

"The reorganized company’s first several seasons would present productions 'already judged an artistic success and box-office favorite' elsewhere, such as Bizet’s Carmen and Streetcar Named Desire.”

‘The Simpsons’ to Out the Most Obviously Gay Character in the Show

4 months agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

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 […]

'Listen to Me Marlon' Reveals Our Greatest Actor In His Own Words

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

Actor Theodore Bikel Dies At Age 91

7 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Some of Bikel's most notable work took place on stage — from A Streetcar Named Desire to Fiddler on the Roof.

Marlon Brando's personally owned 1969 Harley Davidson hits the auction block this weekend

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

Review: Serenbe’s “Streetcar Named Desire” hits some bumps but takes a hot and sweaty ride

8 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

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 Disappointing "Streetcar"

8 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"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

Gillian Anderson’s 'Streetcar Named Desire' Coming to New York

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois, which is all we’ve ever wanted.

Critic's Notebook: June's Top 5

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

Scottish Ballet's Erotic Streetcar Named Desire Raises Temperatures in Chicago

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

'A Streetcar Named Desire' Gets The Ballet Treatment At Harris Theater

Tennessee Williams's classic play, 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' gets the ballet treatment to close out the Harris Theater's 2014-2015 season. [ more › ]

'A Streetcar Named Desire' is ballet that tells a story

"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."

Beauty without brains

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.

Young Marlon Brando: The Wild One

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

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