The Verdict: Critics Review Gillian Anderson's A Streetcar Named Desire

News   The Verdict: Critics Review Gillian Anderson's A Streetcar Named Desire
London’s Young Vic theatre and Joshua Andrews’ production makes its U.S. debut at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
Gillian Anderson in <i>A Streetcar Named Desire</i>
Gillian Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire Johan Persson

The U.S. premiere of London’s Young Vic theatre and Joshua Andrews’ acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire. The Tennessee Williams classic opened May 1 and is scheduled to play through June 4 at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.

Young Vic Streetcar
Johan Persson

Directed by Benedict Andrews, the cast features Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski, Corey Johnson as Mitch and Vanessa Kirby as Stella.

Presented on a turntable set, this newly-imagined production of Streetcar immerses audiences into the action of the play. “All conversations are overheard, there’s nowhere to hide, and the ensuing tragedy purposefully spins toward its inevitable last line,“ state production notes.

The critics are filing their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

Entertainment Weekly

Hollywood Reporter


The New York Daily News

The New York Times

The Wrap

A Streetcar Named Desire features set design by Magda Willi, costume design by Victoria Behr, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Paul Arditti and music by Alex Baranowski.

A Streetcar Named Desire, presented in association with Bruno Wang Productions, is the first collaboration between St. Ann’s Warehouse and the Young Vic.

Tickets are $55-90 and can be purchased at, or by calling (718) 254-8779 and (866) 811-4111.

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