Published On: Wed, Aug 27th, 2014

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster headed to theaters

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience are pleased to announce the broadcast of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Pre-recorded earlier the same day, the event will be broadcast from London’s Young Vic Theatre to select U.S. cinemas.

Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire”

The profound and lyrical plays of Tennessee Williams had an immeasurable impact on American theatre, and “A Streetcar Named Desire” is one of the most influential of all. Benedict Andrews directs the fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history.

Tickets for “NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 530 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.

For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire” presents the talents of Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files,” “The Fall”) as Blanche DuBois; Ben Foster (“Lone Survivor,” “Kill Your Darlings”) as Stanley Kowalski; and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s “Great Expectations,” “Three Sisters” at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche DuBois’ fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley.

Here’s what the critics are saying:


AN ABSOLUTE KNOCK-OUT. RAW, EMOTIONAL AND DEEPLY UNSETTLING. Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career.” – Daily Telegraph

“ELECTRIFYING. Gillian Anderson is unmissable.” – Evening Standard


Gillian Anderson gives a SHATTERINGLY POWERFUL PERFORMANCE.” – Independent


Ben Foster is chillingly thuggish.” – Daily Mail


A BOLD NEW LONDON REVIVAL.” – The Hollywood Reporter


A first-rate performance from Vanessa Kirby as Stella.” – Guardian

A Streetcar Named Desire banner Vanessa Kirby Gillian Anderson Ben Foster“Cinemas provide live theatre-lovers an amazing opportunity to experience world-class performances, right in their own communities,” said BY Experience’s co-President Julie Borchard-Young. “We are thrilled more than 500 theaters across the country will screen the critically acclaimed production of the Young Vic’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, expanding the reach of NT Live to more communities nationally than ever before.”

“’A Streetcar Named Desire’ will enable fans in theaters to experience this timeless classic direct from the stages of London,” Fathom Events executive vice president Shelly Maxwell said. “Fathom is delighted to present this all-time favorite to communities all across the nation.”


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