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Sally Field Tells Dirty Jokes? ‘She’s Feisty!’ Says Her Onstage Daughter

24 March 2017 3:31 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Before the action starts on stage in director Sam Gold’s acclaimed Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ iconic 1945 memory play The Glass Menagerie, stars Sally Field and Madison Ferris have to get up the stairs.

It’s harder than it sounds, at least for Field.

Entering from the aisles of New York City’s Belasco Theatre, she first waits while Ferris — a 25-year-old actress with muscular dystrophy making her professional debut in the production — dismounts her wheelchair and slowly moves her body up to the stage. As the audience sits in silence, Field then folds up Ferris’ chair and carries it up the steps. »

- Dave Quinn

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Breaking Boundaries on Broadway! Meet Glass Menagerie Star Madison Ferris

23 March 2017 4:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s hard to believe Madison Ferris is the first actress in a wheelchair to play a leading role on Broadway — even for the 25-year-old boundary breaker herself.

“I feel like it should have happened sooner,” Ferris tells People backstage at the Belasco Theatre in New York City, where The Glass Menagerie, the play she stars in opposite Oscar-winner Sally Field, recently opened to great reviews.

The production not only marks Ferris’ professional debut, but a unique spin on Tennessee Williams’ iconic 1945 memory play — about man looking back on the family he abandoned in post-Depression era St. Louis.

Now in its seventh Broadway revival, »

- Dave Quinn

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Wheel of Fortune's Streetcar Na_ed Desire and Other Game Show Fails in TV History

22 March 2017 11:22 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Little did Wheel of Fortune contestant Kevin know that he'd be a viral Internet star the moment he assumed A Street Car Na_ed Desire needed a "k" instead of an "m." While the late playwright Tennessee Williams would probably be less than impressed, viewers everywhere couldn't contain their laughter, especially after the next contestant, Lisa, guessed properly to spell out A Street Car Named Desire. "Although you got the right answer, I'd rather see Kevin's play," host Pat Sajak quipped. Game shows are prime for viral moments, given the pressure to perform and come up with an answer, meaning Kevin is far from alone in his embarrassment. In honor of Kevin's epic fail, »

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'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Epically Bombs Puzzle With One Letter Missing

22 March 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Something tells us a contestant on Wheel of Fortune won't live down his now-viral flub anytime soon.

Twitter was left screaming on Tuesday night, when one man seemingly had the puzzle in the bag, which had just one letter missing. But "A Streetcar NA_ED Desire" turned out to be the player's downfall -- when asked to name a letter, he said "K."

... Even members of the studio audience couldn't contain their shock.

Watch: 'Wheel of Fortune' Ended on a Tie for the First Time in a Decade and the Payoff Is Incredible

Obviously, the contestant, named Kevin, wasn't familiar with Tennessee Williams' classic play. ... And social media couldn't get enough.

Even host Pat Sajak couldn't resist ribbing Kevin before parting ways.

"The nice thing I can tell from meeting you, you're a nice guy, and I'll bet you have really nice friends. They're not going to make any remarks to you, they're not going »

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Fail Goes Viral (Watch)

22 March 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

One “Wheel of Fortune” contestant will almost certainly be haunted by the ghost of Tennessee Williams after a blunder on Tuesday night’s show that has since gone viral.

With all but one letter of “Streetcar Named Desire” spelled out — save the “M” — Kevin shouted with gusto, “K!” A deafening silence followed as his fellow contestants reckoned with the idea that he thought the puzzle was intended to spell out “Streetcar Naked Desire.”

“Well, funny little game,” Pat Sajak said as he walked over to the players. “Although you got the right answer,” he said to contestant Lisa, “I’d rather see Kevin’s play.”

Watch the video below:

Needless to say, Twitter users had a field day with the mistake.

If Alex Trebek hosted Wheel of Fortune, he would have clowned this contestant until the credits rolled pic.twitter.com/6WYyZSW9NA

Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 22, 2017

“If Alex Trebek hosted Wheel of Fortune, he »

- Seth Kelley

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Wheel of Fortune Contestant's Streetcar Na_ed Desire Fail Goes Viral

22 March 2017 6:23 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well, that could have gone a lot differently.  With just one letter to go and $600 more at stake, contestant Kevin suddenly had the Internet ablaze when he decided to fill in "A Streetcar Na_ed Desire" with a "k" on Tuesday night's episode of Wheel of Fortune.  While everyone tried to keep their cool, even host Pat Sajak's couldn't hide the sound of disappointment in his voice. "No," he retorted as they moved on to the next contestant, Lisa, who guessed the correct letter, "m," and solved the puzzle.  Of course, Kevin's rendition of Tennessee Williams' iconic play sounded like it would have been quite a different show. "Although »

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With Just One Letter to Go, This Wheel of Fortune Contestant Fails Spectacularly (and Hilariously)

22 March 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One Wheel of Fortune contestant put a racy twist on Tennessee Williams’ famous play A Streetcar Named Desire — and it cost him $600 dollars!

During Tuesday’s episode of the show, a contestant named Kevin was up to guess the missing letter in “A Streetcar Na_ed Desire.

Rather than complete the title with the correct letter, “M,” Kevin mistakenly guessed “K” — in what could possibly be one of the worst fails in the history of the long-running game show.

For those of you playing at home, Kevin thought the play was called A Streetcar Naked Desire. Naked desire.

The studio »

- Char Adams

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Is This the Most Epic 'Wheel of Fortune' Fail Ever?

21 March 2017 9:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

My kingdom for an "M"!

A contestant on Tuesday's episode of Wheel of Fortune managed to snatch defeat from the inviting jaws of victory while attempting to solve A Streetcar Named Desire, the famous Tennessee Williams play turned Marlon Brando classic movie — all for the sake of one letter.

With the letters A Streetcar NA_ED Desire already spelled out for him, and with his opponent already eyeing the exit, the male contestant called out the fateful letter of "K." He said it with such confidence one might assume there was perhaps an experimental 1980s Eastern Bloc production of A Streetcar Naked Desire that very »

- Abid Rahman

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant’s ‘Naked’ Goof Exposes Epic Fail (Video)

21 March 2017 7:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A contestant on “Wheel of Fortune” completely blew it on Tuesday, eliciting shocked gasps from the studio audience. After confidently solving all but one letter of the puzzle, Kevin screwed up the title of the Pulitzer-winning Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire,” guessing the letter “K” instead of the very, very obviously correct answer, “M.” To be fair, you can see how he got there. Even host Pat Sajak was stunned into silence by the flub, only able to choke out a short “no” before moving on to the next player, who solved the puzzle no problem. Also Read: »

- Reid Nakamura

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Psychic Scars and Something Wild: A Conversation with Dramatist, Filmmaker, and Holocaust Survivor Jack Garfein

20 March 2017 10:22 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

By strange and fortuitous coincidence, my meeting with Jack Garfein fell upon the nexus of several intersecting moments in history. It was Friday, January 27th — International Holocaust Remembrance Day. One week earlier, Donald J. Trump was sworn to office as forty-fifth President of the United States; and in the ensuing weekend, allegations of Trump’s unpunished sexual misconduct, callous attitudes toward women and courting of radical right-wing supporters helped bring about the Women’s March on Washington, one of the largest mass protests in the nation’s history. All around, people are anxiously reading the past with tenuous hopes and fears for the future. History, so often a thing defined after the fact, is currently in violent and furious motion.

Jack Garfein is living history, and he’s not shy about telling it. Born to Ukrainian Jews in 1930, Mr. Garfein personally witnessed as a child the rise of Nazi Germany »

- The Film Stage

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Stage Door: Sally Field in The Glass Menagerie

17 March 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Dancin' Dan

This is not your parents' Glass Menagerie.

It's not uncommon for theatrical "reinventions" to take place nowadays. Ivo van Howe has made it into a cottage industry of sorts, creating an intimate, visceral A View From the Bridge and a raw, elemental The Crucible in recent years. Sam Gold is of the same cloth. He made his name with an audacious revival of Look Back in Anger at the Roudabout in 2012, won the Tony in 2015 for his sensitive in-the-round staging of the musical Fun Home, and most recently directed a searing Othello with David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig off Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop.

But all those pieces benefit from a stripped back, in-some-cases radical rethinking. Tennessee Williams's memory play is a much more delicate thing, announcing as narrator Tom Wingfield does right at the start that this is a subjective work of art, »

- Denny

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SXSW 2017 Review: Triumph of The Disaster Artist

14 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

I think we were all pretty skeptical upon hearing the announcement that James Franco would be bringing the story of the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room to the big screen over three years ago; at least those of us familiar with the wonderfully terrible film of cult infamy. For over a decade, sold out audiences have enjoyed Rocky Horror-like participation consisting of hilarious traditions such as screen-shouting, football playing, throwing spoons at the screen, rooting on the shockingly long establishing pans of San Francisco, and generally laughing hysterically at the film’s clunky pseudo-Tennessee Williams dialogue, confused performances, and bizarre plot twists, like the mother-in-law character whose breast cancer ought to play like it matters a great deal, but really comes off as a non-sequitur....

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Exclusive: How ‘Star Wars’ Led J.J. Abrams to His Broadway Debut

14 March 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

“Theater geek” may not be the most obvious label for J.J. Abrams, who has built a film and TV career directing, writing and producing sci-fi and action-heavy shows (AliasLost), rebooting film franchises (Star TrekStar Wars) and launching his own Easter egg-filled film universe (Cloverfield). But the filmmaker has the same appreciation for Broadway as he does The Twilight Zone, the sci-fi anthology series he’s long considered to be one of the best on TV.

“I’ve been a fan of theater all my life,” Abrams tells Et. In fact, he has been attending shows in New York City, where he was born, since he was a young kid, collecting playbills from every production along the way. “I embarrassingly saved all of them.”

He recalls seeing the original runs of The Magic Show, starring Doug Henning, and Noises Off, as well as various productions of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams plays. He cites Ira Levin »

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Snowed in by Winter Storm Stella? Here Are the Best Shows and Movies to Binge During the Blizzard

13 March 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you’re one of the thousands of people who are forced to stay home on Tuesday due to Winter Storm Stella, there is a bright spot amidst all that snow —getting caught up on all the things you’ve been meaning to stream.

If you’re looking for ideas — or just don’t know where to start — we’ve put together a handy guide on the best TV and movies to stream on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and more. And we’ve broken them down by your moods — from wishing you were on a sunny beach somewhere (then-teenaged Lauren Conrad »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Sally Field Signs With UTA

13 March 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Two-time Oscar winner Sally Field is moving to UTA, a deal that ends a 40-year run at CAA. She will be repped at her new agency home for film, TV and digital media, and will continue to be lawyered by Hansen, Jacobson. Field is currently reprising her starring role in the Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie at the Belasco. The latest incarnation of the Tennessee Williams play is slated to run through July 2. Last year, she starred in Michael Showalter’s… »

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Sally Field Signs With UTA

13 March 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Two-time Oscar winner Sally Field is moving to UTA, a deal that ends a 40-year run at CAA. She will be repped at her new agency home for film, TV and digital media, and will continue to be lawyered by Hansen, Jacobson. Field is currently reprising her starring role in the Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie at the Belasco. The latest incarnation of the Tennessee Williams play is slated to run through July 2. Last year, she starred in Michael Showalter’s… »

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SXSW Film Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’

13 March 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like such kindred spirits in quantity over quality as Tyler Perry and Joe Swanberg, James Franco has made a crapload of movies. Sooner or later, he was bound to deliver a good one. But who would have thought his adaptation of Greg Sestero’s “The Disaster Artist,” an outrageous blow-by-blow account of the actor-turned-author’s friendship with the aggressively untalented and infinitely enigmatic creator of one of the worst movies of this century — “The Room” writer-director-star Tommy Wiseau — would turn out to be the best and most professional entry on his own résumé?

That’s a claim not without caveats, mind you. The version that world premiered at the South by Southwest film festival was presented as a “work in progress” — where it killed to a room full of “The Room” obsessives, many of whom stuck around for a midnight screening of Wiseau’s disasterpiece. And even though IMDb lists »

- Peter Debruge

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A Streetcar Named Desire Screens in St. Louis for the Tennessee Williams Birthday Bash March 26th

9 March 2017 8:32 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

The 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire ‎starring Vivien Leigh‎ and ‎Marlon Brando will screen Sunday March 26th  at Brown Hall Auditorium on the campus of Washington University. This is to celebrate playwright Tennessee Williams 106th Birthday. The screening is at 7pm and is followed by a reception that will be attended by Tennessee Williams’ niece Francesca Williams. This event is Free and open to the public.

Ahead of its time in how it showed raw and naked sexual and emotional passions on the screen, A Streetcar Named Desire made 27 year-old Marlon Brando, who also played the role of Stanley Kowalski on Broadway, an overnight sensation and one of the all-time greats of the silver screen. Blanche Dubois (Viven Leigh) is a Southern belle, one who had every man in the palm of her man. Blanche moves in with her sister Stella (Kim Hunter) and her husband, »

- Tom Stockman

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‘The Glass Menagerie’ Broadway Review: Sally Field Leads Solid Gold Revival

9 March 2017 5:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sam Gold is the latest to pick up the next-to-nothing-is-more approach to Tennessee Williams. The American director’s “Glass Menagerie” opened Thursday at the Belasco Theatre, and it is pure Gold in every sense of the word. Has there ever been a barer stage on Broadway? The four actors enter from a side door on the orchestra level, with Sally Field pushing newcomer Madison Ferris in a wheelchair. What follows is one of the evening’s many silent longueurs as Ferris, a woman with muscular dystrophy, negotiates the small staircase to the stage to take her place there. Occasionally, she walks by. »

- Robert Hofler

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Career-Damaging Taylor-Burton Bomb Revisited and (Surprisingly) Appreciated

9 March 2017 3:52 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Boom!' movie with Elizabeth Taylor: Critically panned box office disaster featuring memorable headwear. 'Boom!' movie: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton critical & box office bomb reappraised as 'cult classic' fare If you've never seen Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's 1968 vanity production Boom!, don't feel singled out. Boom! bombed at the box office almost as soon as it blasted on the screen. Since then, however, it has been rediscovered. Directed by Joseph Losey from a screenplay by Tennessee Williams (based on his play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore), Boom! is a good example of a movie depicting art imitating life imitating art; one that deserves to be described in detail. Sexually repressed temper tantrums and bronchial attacks By then a two-time Academy Award winner, Elizabeth Taylor (Butterfield 8, 1960; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966) plays Flora “Sissy” Goforth, a middle-aged, sexually repressed American (inspired by and written »

- Danny Fortune

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