A Streetcar Named Desire — the Ballet — Makes NYC Debut, in Brooklyn, March 2

News   A Streetcar Named Desire — the Ballet — Makes NYC Debut, in Brooklyn, March 2 North Carolina Dance Theatre will bring Blanche, Stanley, Mitch and Stella — the characters of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire — to steamy life March 2 with the New York premiere of a ballet version of the American stage classic.

The two-act ballet is by choreographer Mark Diamond. The performance is 2 PM March 2 at the Booklyn Center for the Performing Arts. Among composers represented in the ballet is Bernard Herrman, plus Benny Golson, William Christopher Handy, Marty Paich, Darius Milhaud, Cole Porter, Franz Waxman, Igor Stravinsky, Frederic Chopin, Carl Davis, John Williams, Russ Garcia and David Mills. Costume design is by Mark Diamond, costumes realized by Betsy Blackmore. Lighting design is by Nate McGaha. Scenic design is by Alun Jones. Also on the bill is Nacho Duato's Jardi Tancat.

Tickets are $30. BCPA's Whitman Theatre is on the campus of Brooklyn College, one block from the junction of Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues. For information, call (718) 951-4500 or visit www.brooklyncenter.com.

Shell Bauman and Amy Price-Robinson in North Carolina Dance Theatre's <i>A Streetcar Named Desire</i>
Shell Bauman and Amy Price-Robinson in North Carolina Dance Theatre's A Streetcar Named Desire (Photo by Jeff Cravotta)