From the first theatre lit by electricity to the debut of ‘Streetcar,’ ‘Show Boat,’ and ‘The Great White Hope,’ December was a bountiful month in U.S. theatre history.
A lesson for Albee’s estate from Tennessee Willams’s: Classics can survive reinvention. And while we’re reviving, how about more diversity, not less?
After years without the anchor of a home base, the leader of New Orleans’s preeminent theatre is steering the company to a snug new harbor.
From Provincetown to New Orleans, Williams fests cover a wide range of the playwright’s works and influences.
World-premiere laffers by Ken Ludwig and Sharyn Rothstein are on the Jersey theatre’s schedule, along with a staging of Tennessee Williams’s film ‘Baby Doll.’
Triad Stage’s nine productions highlight music, comedy, drama and mystery.
A political satire by George Brant and a drama by Andrew Case about police brutality highlight a season that also includes Williams, Shakespeare and McDonagh.
Tina Packer tracks the Bard’s growth via his female characters, and James Grissom tracks down divas who alternately inspired and frustrated Williams.
Tony Kushner talks with John Lahr about his new biography of Tennessee Williams, and what the playwright’s declining later years say about his art—and about America.
John Lahr’s new biography, “Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh,” sheds an admiring but unflinching light on the playwright’s career and later works, as well as his life and relationships.