Glenn Close Confirms London Streetcar Role

News   Glenn Close Confirms London Streetcar Role While walking down Hollywood's infamous red carpet prior to the March 24 Academy Awards presentation, Tony Award winner Glenn Close confirmed her involvement in a new production of A Streetcar Named Desire to E!'s fashion reporter, Joan Rivers.

While walking down Hollywood's infamous red carpet prior to the March 24 Academy Awards presentation, Tony Award winner Glenn Close confirmed her involvement in a new production of A Streetcar Named Desire to E!'s fashion reporter, Joan Rivers.

When asked whether she would be returning to Broadway in the near future, Close replied that she would be appearing onstage, but in London's West End rather than on The Great White Way. Close — who along with Donald Sutherland served as backstage commentators during the 74th Annual Oscar ceremony — admitted that she would be starring in a London revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams' 1947 Pulitzer Prize winning opus.

It has been rumored that Trevor Nunn, currently represented on Broadway by the hit revival of Oklahoma!, would direct a production of Streetcar for the Royal National Theatre. Nunn, theatregoers will remember, directed Close in her last Broadway outing, as silent-screen star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard.

Close's work as Norma Desmond earned the actress her third Tony Award. She also garnered Tonys for her roles in The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden. An Emmy Award winner for her performance in "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer," the Connecticut-born actress has been nominated for the Academy Award five times — "The World According to Garp" (1982), "The Big Chill" (1983), "The Natural" (1984), "Fatal Attraction" (1987) and "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988) — although she has yet to nab the prize.

—By Andrew Gans