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Al Pacino Returning To Broadway As Tennessee Williams

The Oscar winner has signed on to star in a new Dotson Rader play, titled When God Looked Away, according to multiple reports. The drama is adapted from Rader's 1985 biography of...

Actress Anne Jackson Dies

The actress and her husband Eli were considered one of the most acclaimed couples in American theater history, having appeared together in 20 plays both on and off-Broadway over the course of 50...

James Franco Filmed Threesome With Zachary Quinto

James Franco and Zachary Quinto filmed a threesome for their new film 'Michael'.The actors took part in the sexy scene alongside the former 'Desperate Housewives' star Charlie Carver for the upcoming drama, according to E!...

Unpublished Tennessee Williams Story Printed For First Time

A previously unreleased short story by author and playwright Tennessee Williams has been published for the first time.Crazy Night, which is believed to date back to the 1930s, details an encounter between the narrator, a...

Joe Manganiello Calls Out Theatre-goer For Taking Cell Phone Photos

Actor Joe Manganiello halted a Connecticut stage production of classic Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire on Wednesday (25Sep13) to admonish an audience member for taking photos throughout the performance.The True Blood hunk is...

Gillian Anderson To Star In New Production Of Streetcar Named Desire

Actress Gillian Anderson is returning to the theatre to play the coveted role of Blanche DuBois in a new production of Tennessee Williams' classic play A Streetcar Named Desire.Anderson will team up with Australian director...

Zachary Quinto Wins Impressive Reviews For Broadway Debut

Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto has won a round of glowing reviews for his Broadway debut in a revival of Tennessee Williams' classic play The Glass Menagerie.Quinto appears opposite Broadway veteran Cherry Jones in the...

Scarlett Johansson Stuns In Broadway's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Pictures)

A Defiant Looking Scarlett Johansson At The Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Opening Scarlett Johansson Stuns In The Latest Production Of Cat On A Hot Tin RoofScarlett Johansson received warm applause for her opening...

Scarlett Johansson Returns To Broadway In ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’

Scarlett Johansson will grace Broadway once more, as she plays Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, reports The New York Daily News. Tennessee Williams’ award winning play, which has won the Pulitzer...

Hollywood Actor Ben Gazzara Dies, Aged 81

The American actor Ben Gazzara has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 81. The actor's attorney told reporters that Gazarra passed away at a Manhattan hospital. He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Elke and...

James Franco Holding Seance

James Franco is planning to contact dead playwright Tennessee Williams through an Ouija board. The '127 Hours' actor will try and connect with the spirit of the 'A Streetcar Named Desire' writer, who died in...

James Franco To Pay Tribute To Tennessee Williams With Seance

James Franco is hoping to connect with late author Tennessee Williams by hosting a staged seance.The 127 Hours star will perform Three Artists in Search of Tennessee at New York City's Performa arts festival on...

Aretha Franklin Books Birthday Broadway Tickets

Aretha Franklin is planning to celebrate her 69th birthday by watching 'Driving Miss Daisy' on Broadway,Aretha Franklin, the 'Queen of Soul', turns 69-years-old today (25th March 2011) and she is planning to celebrate by attending...

James Franco To Join Nicole Kidman On Broadway

James Franco is to join Nicole Kidman on Broadway.The Oscar-nominated '127 Hours' actor will appear opposite the 'Rabbit Hole' star in the stage production of Tennessee Williams' 1959 play 'Sweet Bird Of Youth' in New...

Kidman Returning To Broadway

Oscar winner NICOLE KIDMAN is returning to Broadway next year (11) to star in a revival of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' play SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH.The production, directed by David Cromer and produced by Tony winner Scott...

Smiths In Talks To Take On Broadway?

Hollywood power couple WILL SMITH and JADA PINKETT SMITH are reportedly in talks to make their Broadway debuts side-by-side, in a revival of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS play A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.According to the New York Post,...

Huppert's Streetcar Slated By French Theatre Critics

French actress ISABELLE HUPPERT's avant-garde version of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE has been panned in Paris.Huppert is receiving some of the worst reviews of her career in director Krzysztof Warlikowski's experimental production of...

Blanchett's 'Soars' In Streetcar

CATE BLANCHETT has wowed New York's notoriously tough theatre critics after taking TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' classic A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to the Big Apple.The actress stars as Southern belle Blanche DuBois in the latest production of...

Weisz Lands Streetcar Role

RACHEL WEISZ has landed one of the most coveted roles in theatre - playing BLANCHE DuBOIS in TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. The British actress will begin rehearsals for the play in June (09)...

Hackford To Direct Tennessee Williams Biopic

Hollywood director TAYLOR HACKFORD is taking the life of legendary playwright TENNESSEE WILLIAMS to the big screen. Dame Helen Mirren's film maker husband will direct Tenn, which will detail Williams' difficult upbringing and the depression...

Howard To Front African-american Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

CRASH star TERRENCE HOWARD is to head up an all-African-American production of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' Pulitzer Prize-winning play CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF on Broadway in March (08). The actor will perform alongside thespian Phylicia...

Pike's Stage Shocker

Former BOND girl ROSAMUND PIKE was horrified to witness an audience member suffering a heart attack during her latest London play. The stunning actress, 28, was performing in the West End production of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS'...

Theatre Director Pimlott Dies

Renowned British theatre director STEVEN PIMLOTT died yesterday (14FEB07), after losing his battle with lung cancer. He was 52. Pimlott worked on musicals like BOMBAY DREAMS and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, which took...

Lange To Tread The London Boards

Veteran actress JESSICA LANGE is the latest Hollywood star to appear on the London stage - she's signed up to star in THE GLASS MENAGERIE. The TOOTSIE beauty, 57, will play AMANDA WINGFIELD in the...

Lohan To Team Up With Heroine In Williams Screenplay

LINDSAY LOHAN's dreams of working with her movie heroine ANNMARGRET are to be realised - they'll play relatives in a new film based on a long-forgotten TENNESSEE WILLIAMS screenplay. Lohan will play the unruly daughter...

Wright Feels 'Physically Sick' For Girlfriend Pike

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE director JOE WRIGHT was so nervous watching his girlfriend ROSAMUND PIKE perform on London's West End stage last night (18OCT06) he almost vomitted. Pike, who fell in love with the movie-maker on...

West And Nighy Fight To Save Theatre

British actors TIMOTHY WEST and BILL NIGHY are joining forces to save the Berkshire, England, theatre where their stage careers began. EVER AFTER star West and LOVE ACTUALLY actor Nighy are leading the campaign to...

Brando Auction Opens Door On Legend's Life

MARLON BRANDO's personal script from movie THE GODFATHER is among a collection of the movie legend's possessions being auctioned in America later this year (06). Around 100 items, including Brando's harmonica, his BAFTA award for...

The Oc Star Takes His Theatre Dreams To England

Former THE OC star CHRIS CARMACK is set to star on the London stage opposite PRIDE AND PREJUDICE beauty ROSAMUND PIKE. Carmack, who played MARISSA's ex-boyfriend LUKE WARD in the first series of the California...

Spacey 'Outed'

Hollywood superstar KEVIN SPACEY has been named on a list of famous gays and lesbians being used to educate students in British schools. The actor, who has never discussed his sexuality despite rumours he...

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