Young Vic’s A Streetcar Named Desire to make American premiere at new St. Ann’s Warehouse on the Brooklyn Waterfront, from 23 April 2016
Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby reprise their roles in award-winning director Benedict Andrews’ production
St. Ann’s Warehouse presents
A Young Vic/Joshua Andrews co-production
A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
23 April – 22 May 2016
In association with Bruno Wang Productions
The Young Vic’s fastest-selling show of all time, Benedict Andrews’ production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire will make its American Premiere in the inaugural season of the new St. Ann’s Warehouse on the Brooklyn Waterfront, 23 April – 22 May 2016. Tickets go on sale to St. Ann’s members from 5 June. Details of public on sale to follow.
Gillian Anderson (Blanche DuBois), Ben Foster (Stanley Kowalski) and Vanessa Kirby (Stella Kowalski) 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 universally acclaimed production 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.”
The Departure, a short film by Gillian Anderson inspired by this production, is an imagined prequel to Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece and is available to watch on theguardian.com as part of the YV Shorts series. The film is written by Man Booker Prize nominated Andrew O’Hagan and directed by Gillian Anderson. In it, Anderson reprises her award-winning role as Blanche du Bois.
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, costumes by Victoria Behr, light by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Alex Baranowski.
Photo: Alastair Muir