A Streetcar Named Desire

Drama - Original

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 3, 1947
  • Closing Date: December 17, 1949
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 855

Playwright: Tennessee Williams


Fragile Southern belle Blanche DuBois moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, in a dingy apartment. Temperaments clash, fireworks fly and secrets are revealed in Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.


Opening Night Cast

Jessica Tandy in A Streetcar Named Desire Jessica Tandy Blanche Du Bois
Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire Marlon Brando Stanley Kowalski
Kim Hunter Stella Kowalski
Karl Malden in A Streetcar Named Desire Karl Malden Harold Mitchell
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Playwright
Elia Kazan Elia Kazan Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
  Lucinda Ballard Costume Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Max Siegel Company Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1947 - 1948

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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1948 Best American Play Tennessee Williams Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Tennessee Williams Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1948 Actress in a Play Jessica Tandy Winner
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