Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play premiered on Broadway on December 3, 1947, and ran for over two years at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production helped launch Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy into stardom, as they were relatively unknown before they were cast in the Broadway show; Tandy won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 1948.
After its initial success, A Streetcar Named Desire was revived many times, including multiple Broadway revivals and productions in London and Sydney. Several revivals have won Tony and Olivier Awards. The play has also been adapted into a 1951 film, a 1995 opera, two ballet productions and multiple television programs. The latest A Streetcar Named Desire Broadway revival was a multi-racial production, starring Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris. Find a selection of A Streetcar Named Desire tickets above.
A Streetcar Named Desire revolves around Blanche DuBois, a Southern belle who is forced to move in with her sister, Stella, and Stella's husband Stanley. Blanche tries to appear cultured and refined, but under the surface she is somewhat unbalanced. Meanwhile, Stanley is physically and emotionally abusive to Stella, which Stella tolerates but Blanche cannot abide. Once Blanche gets in Stanley's way, he attempts to "unmask" her and find out what really happened in her past, and their relationship becomes violent. See how the situation is resolved with A Streetcar Named Desire tickets.