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A Streetcar Named Desire

Dressed for Distress

George Heymont | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Often, when we envision a damsel in distress we imagine characters like the protagonist of the 1914 silent film serial entitled The Perils of Pauline, Lois Lane hoping to be rescued by Superman, or the beefy Belle Rosen demonstrating her swimming technique in 1972's The Poseidon Adventure.

Movie Review: Blue Jasmine

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Approaching the age of 80, with more than 40 feature films under his belt, Woody Allen continues to astonish, finding new ways to surprise audiences with each year's film.

How Broadway Has Changed

Alec Baldwin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Alec Baldwin

I have not acted in a legit show on Broadway since A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992, having chosen the not-for-profit route on Broadway or regional for my last four shows. Broadway has changed in the past 21 years and I wanted take a moment to look at that.

A Streetcar Named Desire, in Opera

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

A Streetcar Named Desire is a dark play -- I thought only the Russians wrote such bleak, depressing things -- but the dreamy beauty of Fleming makes it shine.

'A Streetcar Named Desire' Opera Finally Makes It To NYC

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Andre Previn's opera version of "A Streetcar Named Desire" finally made it to New York – 15 years after its world premiere. It...

Movie Review: Stoker

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chan-wook Park's Stoker is audaciously, in-your-face creepy and exhilarating in a way few films have been since David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Because it's not just the creepiness -- but the way Park gets you involved in his world so that you can't look away.

The Family Guy- Boris Kodjoe Supports ABFF And Gold Peak Tea

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 09.08.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Boris Kodjoe is charismatic, personable and knows how to work the room. He commands attention, but not in the "Hey, look at me!" kind of way. His swagger, his smile and warm, inviting demeanor make everyone take notice.

Multiracial Streetcar Named Desire Revival Stirs Controversy on the Great White Way

Olympia Duhart | Posted 08.19.2012 | Black Voices
Olympia Duhart

With all of the activity on the stage, the controversy behind the scenes highlights the failures of "post-racial" America to move past the lines that divide the masses and the elite. In many ways, this is a common clash between whites and people of color.

A Streetcar to Remember

Landon Jones | Posted 06.30.2012 | Entertainment
Landon Jones

A full week has gone by since I saw the premiere of Emily Mann's new production of A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway, and I can't get it out of my ...

PHOTOS: 'A Streetcar Named Desire' Opening Night

Black Film | Posted 06.23.2012 | Black Voices

Last night at the Broadhurst Theatre, Blackfilm.com was at the opening night for the Broadway premiere of 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' starring Blair U...

Theater: Streetcar Named Desire Is a Local, Not Express; One Man, Two Guvnors Three Cheers

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

With no world to set this story in, no community to surround it and no raw passion and danger to inflame it, the ride on this Streetcar is all too smooth.

Blair Underwood Gears Up For 'Streetcar' Previews

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.03.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Blair Underwood's weird ride to becoming Stanley Kowalski onstage in "A Streetcar Named Desire" started four years ago with a dashed hope....

Brennan Williams

Blair Underwood Talks 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.27.2012 | Black Voices

Over 26 years since making his big-screen debut in the iconic hip-hop film "Krush Groove," Blair Underwood has evolved into one of today's most sought...

Broadway's 'Streetcar' Finds Its Stella

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The upcoming Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" has found its Stella. Producers said Tuesday that Daphne Rubin-Vega, ...

Nicole Ari Parker Set For "A Streetcar Named Desire"

indieWire | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices

Blair Underwood has found his Blanche Du Bois. Nicole Ari Parker will make her Broadway debut as Blanche Du Bois, opposite Underwood (also making his ...

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.

Finding Neighbors

Alicia Anstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alicia Anstead

"Neighbors" has given rise to countless confusing discussions about race and about art. The play isn't necessarily great art, but it does tap into something raw.

FILM: New Yorker On Elia Kazan's Storied Life And Career (And Boxed Set)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As Elia Kazan walks to the microphone to receive his Honorary Oscar, about two-thirds of the room stands to clap. Warren Beatty is fighting back tears...

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!

Mayor Koch Reviews Andy Garcia, in "City Island"

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

"City Island" was generally well received by other critics who overwhelmingly gave it the equivalent of three stars. I, on the other hand, am giving ...

Haskell Captures the Dynamics Underlying an American Icon in Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penelope Andrew

Film scholar Molly Haskell couldn't have been a more perfect choice for Yale University Press to tap for an Icons of America volume that explicates the phenomenon of Gone with the Wind.

Seeing Stars in Hollywood and New York

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Just as the Hollywood Powers That Be are beginning to consider the lessening impact of box-office stars, the Broadway Powers That Be are concluding the only box-office sure-things are star names.

Blanchett as Blanche in Tennessee Williams's Streetcar Named Desire

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Cate Blanchett pulls out all stops throughout Tennessee Wiliams's supernal tragedy, A Streetcar Named Desire, now at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The Centennial of Elia Kazan

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Today marks the centennial of director Elia Kazan's birth, and doubtless Hollywood will soon be giving us souped-up special editions of his finest film work, if they haven't already.

Summer Reading on a Sunny (Doris) Day: David Kaufman's The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door Part I

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

There are certain actors we encounter as children having grown up on classic film who have a profound impact on us, and no one knows this better than David Kaufman, author of Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door.