John C. Reilly

'Hey Stella!': 70 years of 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

'Hey Stella!': 70 years of 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” among the most omnipresent plays in pop culture, turns 70 this year. Pivotal performances and hommages have placed — and kept — the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tennessee Williams drama on the map.

Ever asked yourself why a woman like Stella stays with a man like Stanley? This'll tell you why!!


1947

‘Streetcar’ premieres on Broadway

After a brief run at the Shubert in New Haven, the play opens Dec. 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway. The production is directed by Elia Kazan and stars Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy. Both actors are little known at the time. Tandy goes on to win a Tony Award for best...

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