Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong to Write Songs for Rock Adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing

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Send to Kindle Billie is back to Broadway! Billy Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day and writer of the recent Broadway show American Idiot, the Musical, will write songs for These Paper Bullets , a rock ‘n roll updating of Much Ado About Nothing. The new show is scheduled to premiere at Yale rep […]

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ Revival, starring Scarlett Johansson, Coming to Broadway

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Scarlett Johansson is headed back to Broadway. The starlet will play Maggie the Cat this winter in Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opposite Benjamin Walker (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson). Walker stars as her alcoholic husband Brick. Johansson’s last appearance on Broadway was her Tony Award winning performance in the Arthur […]

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ will close July 22 as originally planned

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The Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’s Streetcar Named Desirewill end its run at the Broadhurst Theater on July 22 as originally planned. The production had previously announced an extension through August 19. A West End run for the Streetcar is also in the works for the fall, but there has been no announcement […]

“Streetcar Papers” Provide New Insight to Tennessee Williams’ American Classic

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Variety reports, “a recently unearthed sheaf of notes taken during the pre-Broadway run of Streetcar,” have been donated to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.  Mary Boehlert Katz assisted legendary director Elia Kazan on the original production of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947 before it moved to Broadway.  Katz, mother […]