Audra To Star In “Streetcar”

Audra McDonald is a luminous performer, so the news that she will play Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” this summer in Williamstown is cheering. All the same, it once again reminds me that the age of performer no longer much matters in terms of the stated age of a character when a star is involved. Blanche has just turned 30. During the run of “Streetcar,” Audra will turn 50. Maybe they could do The Simpsons’ musical version of the material instead: “A Streetcar Named Marge.”

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