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'Pussy On The House' Spoofs Tennessee Williams

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Tennessee Williams' 1955 play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" packs a whole lot of passion and drama into its Pulitzer-winning dialogue -- so it should come a...

7 Unusual Writer Deaths

Posted 10.13.2011 | Books

The two most written about themes in fiction? Love and death. Yet however strange the circumstances that writers may invent, real circumstances of dea...

Hamptons Journal: Tennessee Williams at 100, Dick Cavett at _____

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.08.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The weekend had audiences waxing wistful about the good old days of television talk shows when you could catch a witty hour-and-a-half interview with a listen-worthy celebrity.

Authors In Bathing Suits: Who Knew They Were This Hot?

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

We don’t know about you, but now that it’s officially summertime, we want to spend as much time in our bathing suits as humanly possible, and so, ...

New Orleans: Ground Zero in the Cultural War

Brian Ross | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Founding Fathers defined the boundaries of liberty and freedom. New Orleans lives them. The birthplace of jazz. The true birthplace of Rock-and-Ro...

Bombs, Comics And Sartre: Haiku Reviews

Posted 06.22.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

Theater Review: Elusive Beauty of the Nightingale

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 06.21.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

Nightingale is not quite a romance and not quite a tragedy -- more a mystery of the human heart. Director Dámaso Rodriguez has captured the elusive beauty of this Tennessee Willliams' classic.

Famous Authors And Their Typewriters

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books

There’s something magical about catching a glimpse of one of your favorite authors at work – even a photo of the epic event can send an anxious th...

New Orleans' Tennessee Williams Festival Celebrates His 100th Birthday

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.26.2011 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Tennessee loved his women," Rex Reed said of Tennessee Williams who was born 100 years ago today. "He didn't want to sleep with them, he exalted them in a completely different way." Legendary actresses who brought Williams' characters to life held court with Reed in a panel opening the 25th annual Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival.

Theater: Geoffrey Rush In "Madman," Adam Rapp's "Hallway," Shaky Tennessee and Broadway Songs of 1921

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

DIARY OF A MADMAN *** out of **** BAM It's fitting that actor Geoffrey Rush should be cavorting onstage in The Diary Of A Madman just as his latest f...

What Is Wrong With the Arts?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The arts are in a parlous state, but contrary to popular belief, it isn't the fault of unions or the absence of arts education in our schools. The arts are in trouble because there is simply not enough excellent art being created.

Tennessee Williams Remembered at the 92nd Street Y

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In the midst of the Oscar season tumult, it is reassuring to think of our most poetic and prolific American playwright Tennessee Williams as the autho...

Theater Reviews: "Nixon In China!" Olympia Dukakis On A Milkcart! Bloody Ethan Hawke! More!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here's a roundup of my theater-going for the past week covering all the new shows. I see The Whipping Man this weekend but had to miss AR Gurney's lat...

James Franco Joins Nicole Kidman On Broadway This Fall

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

James Franco, an Oscar nominee for Best Actor in 127 Hours, and Nicole Kidman, who is also up for a Oscar for Best Actress in Rabbit Hole, will take a...

DVDs: Johnny Carson Outshines His Boxed Set

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

TONIGHT -- 4 DECADES OF THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON ($119.99; Respond 2 Entertainment) -- Okay, first the content. Johnny Carson is a le...

Tennessee Williams Ventures South of Market

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

This past season, as most nonprofits were trimming their sails due to the sagging economy, Boxcar Theatre fearlessly staged a whopping 15 productions!

On the Culture Front: Sting at the Met, She & Him, Wolf Parade, and The Pretty Trap

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Pretty Trap is a short one-act by Tennessee Williams that takes its title from the overbearing matriarch's belief that "all women are a pretty trap."

Stanley Tucci's Tenor hits high notes

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A week after his Broadway directing debut, Lend Me a Tenor, opened to glowingly positive reviews, director Stanley Tucci is lonely - and it surprises ...

Donald Windham Dead: Writer And Intimate Friend Of Truman Capote And Tennessee Williams Dies At 89

The New York Times | WILLIAM GRIMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Donald Windham, a novelist and memoirist who left vivid pictures of literary life in New York, both fictional and factual, when he was an intimate of ...

First Nighter: Tennessee Williams's Glass Menagerie Shattered

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

By the end of Edelstein's misguided production at the Roundabout Theatre, I wanted to put a long distance between myself and it. And so should anyone who values the The Glass Menagerie.

Talking Sex, Money, Politics and Tennessee Williams at Lit Festival

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival speakers touched on everything from Jesse James to the Tea Party Patriots. Here are moments from my first day at the festival.

Stage Door: The Glass Menagerie, When The Rain Stops Falling, West Side Story

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Tennessee Williams is a poet of fragile beauty and faded dreams -- and in The Glass Menagerie, he marries lives of not-so-quiet desperation to the unexpectedly humorous moment.

Next Fall: Geoffrey Naufft's Top-Drawer Gay Play Moves to Broadway

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Hardly enough can be said about Geoffrey Nauffts's Next Fall, which is both remarkably simple and exceedingly complex.

Vanity Fair's Coverage of the White House State Dinner: A Namedropping Guide

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The author was obviously trying to put the 2009 dinner in context with how previous years' affairs went. But he may have gotten a bit carried away in including quite so many characters, even as afterthoughts.

Interview: Bryce Dallas Howard on Opie and Tennessee

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Howard, who broke through in M. Night Shymalan's The Village in 2004, talked about playing one of Tennessee Williams' resilient blossoms, and about having a famous father.