The biography of the award-winning playwright, written by New Yorker theatre critic John Lahr, is currently available for purchase. The book "gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself," press notes state. "This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate."
Ashley, a Tony Award winner for Take Her, She's Mine, starred in a revival of Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Maggie. In 1995 on Broadway, she was Mrs. Venable in Williams' Suddenly, Last Summer; Off-Broadway, she was in Williams' The Red Devil Battery Sign and The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. She's also played Williams roles around the country. Her stage work also includes Barefoot in the Park, Dividing the Estate and The Best Man, and she has appeared on screen in "Treme," "All My Children" and "Murder, She Wrote."
Williams is known for his plays A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie, among others.