The new play depicts Tennessee Williams and William Inge as sexually charged (and non-white) rivals.
As for the lovers, Harris canceled the performance of Coquette on opening night of The Front Page so Hayes could attend. After
Whaddya, kiddin' me? Just another dangerous downtown day. Even when it comes to the area's artsy traditions, they're due
This weekend, just after Edward Albee's death at 88, the Montauk Library displayed books of his prodigious work in theater
Falling in love, then, is falling in love with ourselves. The beloved reflects our divinity inside us.
Many of Tennessee Williams' plays have cemented their status into American literary and pop culture. Since they were first written, they've been performed on stages both large and small with some degree of regularly through the decades. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, and A Streetcar Named Desire come to mind. Williams, however, has over 40 lesser-known one-act plays to his credit, dating back to the 1930's.
At home and with straight faces, Steve, Ellen and I would march around the room singing the Christian hymnals we had to sing
The writers Adrienne Kennedy and Tanya Selvaratnam met when Kennedy was a visiting lecturer at Harvard University, where
Women don't have it so good in Tennessee Williams' plays, and Orpheus Descending is one of his darkest. In the production
The tale of Orpheus, the mythical musical prodigy who went into the underworld to rescue his wife Eurydice, has inspired several plays, but in my mind Tennessee Williams's version is the most interesting.
Before I discuss the three plays that comprise Tennessee Williams: Weird Tales, I would like to first take a moment to say
It's only a few months since Ivo van Hove brought his startlingly strong production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge from London to Broadway.
Working with Steve Martin, a not so wild and crazy guy in his current incarnation as Americana icon, the two have composed country songs for a band that plays from inside an A-frame house.
Brought to the island as fighting cocks but then set free from the brutal blood sport to roam as protected citizens of Key West, the roosters have become a cultural treasure, symbolic of co-existence and a liberated mindset.
Tennessee Williams on Valentine's Day: Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Brings 'Tennessee Williams 1982' to the NYC Stage
A pair of little-known Tennessee Williams one-act plays, written the year before the playwright's death in 1983, received their premieres this past weekend at New York City's Walkerspace.
The road warrior baton has now been passed to Moesley to continue like a phoenix rising from the ashes where Gilligan's joie
If you mention the name "Tennessee Williams" around most people with even a passing familiarity with theatre, they probably will conjure images of a shirtless Marlon Brando, fading southern belles, and/or small glass unicorns. But that's only the tip of the Williams iceberg.
For five centuries many have contributed to creating this perfect tiny city of Key West. Lush with green dripping trees dangling
Let's face it, in its 88 years, there are instances where actors were awarded Oscars not because they were truly the category's strongest, but because they were the most popular, the most sentimental, played the studio politics game with the most savvy, etc. All wrong reasons.
Since the beginnings of film, literature has played a significant role in developing the medium. Adaptations are everywhere, but here are some literary tales that we hope inspire more stories on the silver screen.