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Provincetown in September: Beware Paradise (PHOTOS)

Chef Rossi | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Chef Rossi

There is a long line for everything and anything - fish and chips, ice cream, Portuguese breads and homemade fudge.

The Real Superheroes of P'Town Carnival

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

While inarguably P'Town is known as the best LGBTQ summer resort on the East Coast, and this year marked the 36th anniversary of Carnival, our presence wasn't always as welcoming as it is today.

Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

The One-Day Guide to New Orleans' Literary Landmarks

WHERE | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel
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 what he called his "spiritual home."

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Pink Triangles: Vices and Verses From a Gay Lit Crowd

Perry Brass | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Perry Brass

First a little quiz: A) What do Rock Hudson, Alfred Lunt, Lorenz Hart, Rudolph Nureyev, Dana Andrews, Montgomery Clift, Leonard Bernstein, Zachary ...

Aisle View: The 2013 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

As 2013 dwindles down to a precious few -- a precious few plays and musicals, that is -- it is time to compile our list of the ten best of the year. This year, happily, has no less than fifteen that more than qualify for the ten best; fifteen that I would happily return to for another visit.

Amazing Grace: A Survivor's Story

D. R. Tucker | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

I don't know how Dr. Mann does it. I don't know how someone can survive such brutality and still be such a calm soul, filled with hope that the climate crisis can be resolved.

Stage Door: The Glass Menagerie, Arguendo

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Tennessee Williams turned his life into art. The blueprint for his family travails, The Glass Menagerie, put him on the theatrical map in 1944, creating indelible characters. His "memory play," in its latest Broadway revival at the Booth Theater, is stunning.

Theater: Zachary Quinto In Fragile Glass; Dee Dee Bridgewater In Cloudy Day

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Despite glowing reviews from its out of town tryout, a stellar cast and a great play, I was not transported by the performance I caught of The Glass Menagerie. I blame the New York Yankees and the raves.

The Glass Menagerie: A Spectacularly Broken Family

Danny Groner | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

From the opening minutes of The Glass Menagerie, you must accept that you'll be spending 150 minutes with a difficult family full of sad and disappointed people.

'A Dismal Autopsy Of A Durable Classic'

Rex Reed | Posted 11.28.2013 | Arts
Rex Reed

Is there anyone who pretends to know anything about the theatre who has not seen or read The Glass Menagerie? It's the production that counts, and there have been entirely too many to count.

Shimmering Glass

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

How do you stage a play so that even audiences who have watched numerous versions feel they are seeing it for the first time?

A London Sojourn

Daniel Asia | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I lived in London over 25 years ago as a young composer. During my two years there I attended a couple of concerts a week which gave me a good sense of the English musical landscape, attended some theatre, and got to know at least parts of the city well.

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.

Woody Allen's New Film "Blue Jasmine": Blanche on Xanax

Karin Badt | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Woody Allen's new film Blue Jasmine is a harsh contemporary remake of A Streetcar Named Desire, with Cate Blanchett playing the Blanche role (Jasmine...

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.

Cate Blanchett as Tragic Hero: Woody, Women, and Williams

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"Jasmine was a gift of a role," said Cate Blanchett at the New York premiere of Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's new movie.

Raving About Second City e.t.c. (Without Giving Away the Jokes)

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 08.24.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

Second City e.t.c.'s new revue A Clown Car Named Desire combines a particularly talented ensemble with contemporary takes on some of the company's most time-honored bits.

The Songs of Dory Previn To Be Celebrated at New York's Vineyard Theatre

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Legendary American singer-songwriter, playwright and poet Dory Previn passed away last year at age 86. Born Dorothy Veronica Langan in 1925, her long ...

Emily Mann to Sandi Klein: Women, Theater -- Not There Yet

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Angela Bonavoglia

Mann is not a household name, and that's the real reason Klein nabbed her as one of her first guests on "Conversations with Creative Women."

Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival Rocks. That Is All.

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 03.31.2013 | Books
Karen Dalton-Beninato

In That Is All, former literary agent John Hodgman sets the end of the world at a New Orleans literary festival. If that's where it all unfurls, what a way to go.

Happy Birthday, Tennessee Williams!

Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Thomas Lanier Williams III, better known by his shorter and much catchier moniker, Tennessee Williams. The American playwrigh...

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...

Southern Comfort Interrupted

James Campion | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
James Campion

Scarlett Johansson's voluptuous draw had the theater packed with 20-somethings clamoring to share airspace with the star, and none seemed to be prepared to absorb Tennessee Williams' cruel truths, a perfect blindside that any writer drools over. The poor bastards never knew what hit them.