Bruno Wang Productions is supporting the transfer of the Young Vic’s award winning production of A Streetcar Named Desire to St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York.
The Young Vic’s fastest-selling show of all time, Benedict Andrews’ production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, is to transfer to New York as part of the inaugural season of the new St. Ann’s Warehouse on the Brooklyn Waterfront 23 April -22 May 2016.
Having generously supported the critically acclaimed London performance of the Williams masterpiece, Bruno Wang Productions’ on-going support has made the transfer of the award-winning production to an American audience possible.
A spokesperson for Bruno Wang productions said:
“Bruno Wang productions is delighted to be supporting the transfer of this hugely acclaimed, breath-taking play. Benedict Andrews’ interpretation of the Tennessee Williams classic captivated London audiences and it is destined to enchant New York audiences alike.”
Gillian Anderson (Blanche DuBois), Ben Foster (Stanley Kowalski) and Vanessa Kirby (Stella DuBois) reprise their roles for the New York run.
Design for A Streetcar Named Desire is by Magda Willi, costumes by Victoria Behr, sound by Paul Arditti, music by Alex Baranowski and light by Jon Clark.
The production, acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, originally ran at the Young Vic in London 23 July – 19 September 2014. Gillian Anderson won the 2014 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Blanche Du Bois, and was nominated for an Olivier Award. The production was also nominated for Best Revival at the 2015 Olivier Awards.
Gillian Anderson said: “As a company, we are utterly thrilled to be transferring
this extraordinary play to New York City. It is a uniquely imagined production
and St Ann’s is the perfect place to stage it.”
David Lan, Artistic Director of the Young Vic said: “The Young Vic is over the moon to be sharing this breakthrough production with New York audiences and to be part of the typically glorious season at the wonderful re-invented St. Ann’s.”
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams is a Young Vic & Joshua Andrews co-production in association with Bruno Wang Productions directed by Benedict Andrews with design by Magda Willi, costume by Victoria Behr, light by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Alex Baranowski.