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Gillian Anderson in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' is not so alien

5 days agoArts : Culture Monster

For her American fans, Gillian Anderson is most closely associated with her role as Agent Dana Scully from the Fox science fiction series "The X-Files," but in England, where the actress has lived for years, Anderson has repeatedly ditched the pantsuit in favor of period costumes. On the...

In an act of posthumous musical justice, Alex North’s lost score for 2001: A Space Odyssey will be released on vinyl

A great tragedy that you may or may not know: At the premiere of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, a man named Alex North (who previously scored A Streetcar Named Desire and would go on to score Good Morning Vietnam ; read his bio here) sat in the audience, horrified. Show More Summary

Marlon Brando costume test for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Marlon Brando’s wardrobe test shots for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), designed by Lucinda Ballard.

When Movies Get Hot. Really Hot.

“It’s a scorcher out there.” The list of enjoyable movies set during blazing heatwaves is surprisingly long. From A Streetcar Named Desire to Do the Right Thing, films that take place on the hottest days of the year sometimes have an edge that balmier cinema lacks. Show More Summary

A Streetcar Named Desire – reviews of ‘radical' revival

Credits: Johan Persson Alt Text: Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire Critics praise Gillian Anderson's ‘stellar' performance as tormented Southern belle in updated Williams classic Hot Ticket Wednesday, July...Show More Summary

Eddie Redmayne Joins Dominic Cooper at 'A Streetcar Named Desire' Opening Night!

Eddie Redmayne looks super handsome as he makes his way inside the Young Vic Theatre for the opening night of A Streetcar Named Desire on Monday (July 28) in Lambeth, London. The 32-year-old actor was joined by Need for Speed star Dominic Cooper as they both came out to show their support for the modern [...]

L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

You can check out any time you like but you can never leave in Jean-Paul Sartre’s "No Exit," what's past is prologue in Neil LaBute’s "In a Dark Dark House," and you can always depend on Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Plus, Roger Guenveur Smith reprises his solo show about...

Theatrical victory belongs to Blanche in 'Streetcar' opera

4 months agoArts : Culture Monster

One of the great interests in any revival of the Tennessee Williams classic “A Streetcar Named Desire” is seeing how a production will negotiate the balance of theatrical power between Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.

Intriguing parallels between L.A. Opera's Thais and Blanche DuBois

4 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Thaïs, the sexiest woman in Alexandria during the Byzantine era, and Blanche DuBois, the steamy Southern belle slipping past her prime in Tennessee Williams’ “Streetcar Named Desire,” may seem women world’s apart. But both depend, in one desperate way or another, on the kindness of strangers....

Join Blair Underwood for a live online chat Wednesday

Blair Underwood has played the president of the United States, Stanley in a Broadway revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and, of course, attorney Jonathan Rollins on "L.A. Law," a practitioner so skilled that he was said to inspire Barack Obama during his days at Harvard Law School. The...

Elia Kazan Was a Brilliant, Needy Pen Pal

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

In letters to the likes of Marlon Brando and Tennessee Williams, the director of ‘On the Waterfront’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ was shrewd about just about everything but himself.

Spring arts 2014: Classical music

6 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Evgeny Kissin, the L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox festival, 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' the New York Philharmonic Biennial and more. MARCH 24

The One-Day Guide to New Orleans' Literary Landmarks

By Doug Brantley, New Orleans editor for Where® Each spring bibliophiles and Brando buffs flock to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival to pay homage to the late great playwright, who penned A Streetcar Named Desire in...Show More Summary

Stanley, Blanche, and Stella coming to the Kennedy Center

6 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Oh, yeah. Just announced - the Scottish Ballet's blistering hot production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire will be part of the Kennedy Center's 2014-2015 season. The company took this ballet into the heart of New Orleans last fall...

Perez Reviews: The Mutilated

10 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

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 [...]

TV: White Collar: "Controlling Interest"

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

Are We Really Afraid of Becoming Bag Ladies?

11 months agoSociety & Culture : The Awl

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

Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire stuns New Orleans with its brilliance

11 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

"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 Starring In ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Revival

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

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