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'A Streetcar Named Desire': Edward Hall to direct

Tue 9 Nov 2004 'A Streetcar Named Desire': Edward Hall to direct Roundabout Theatre Company announces Edward Hall will direct the new Broadway production of Tennessee Williamsdrama A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Natasha Richardson, at Studio 54. A Streetcar Named Desire will begin previews in March 2005 and open 24 Apr 2005. This is a limited engagement through June 19th, 2005. Stnopsis: Set against the steamy backdrop of New Orleansgritty French Quarter, A Streetcar Named Desire is the dramatic story of Blanche Du Bois, a faded Southern belle driven to madness by her animalistic brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. The Broadway premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire was at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on December 3, 1947. The cast included Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalskiand Jessica Tandy as Blanche Du Bois(1948 Tony Award, Best Actress). This Roundabout Theatre Company production will be the fifth Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. The most recent revival opened on April 12, 1992 starring Alec Baldwin as Stanley Kowalskiand Jessica Lange as Blanche Du Bois. A Streetcar Named Desire won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Biography: EDWARD HALL (Director). Theatre includes: 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum' (National Theatre), 'Calico' (Duke of Yorks), 'Edmond' (National Theatre), 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' (Comedy Theatre). Macbeth (Albery Theatre), Rose Rage (Haymarket Theatre), 'The Constant Wife' (Apollo), Julius Caesar (RSC), Henry V (RSC), The Two Gentleman of Verona (RSC), The Comedy of Errors and Henry V (RSC). His production of 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' which played in London at the Comedy Theatre in 2004, went on to play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in early 2005, where both he and the production were nominated for Drama Desk Awards. His production of 'Rose Rage' which he directed for the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in 2004, transferred to the Dukes Theatre in New York in September of this year. It recently won four Jeff Awards including Best Play, Best Director and Best Ensemble Cast.

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