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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
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Broadway run of 'Glass Menagerie,' starring Zachary Quinto, extended

Broadway run of 'Glass Menagerie,' starring Zachary Quinto, extended

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The limited engagement of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of "The Glass Menagerie" has been extended through Feb. 23, producers said.
Gillian Anderson to star in 'Streetcar Named Desire'

Gillian Anderson to star in 'Streetcar Named Desire'

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Gillian Anderson is to play Blanche DuBois in a London staging of the classic drama "A Streetcar Named Desire" next year, producers announced.
Bill Paxton says '2 Guns' character was hard to shake off

Bill Paxton says '2 Guns' character was hard to shake off

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Bill Paxton admits the dangerous CIA asset he plays in the new action flick "2 Guns" was difficult to leave behind once the cameras stopped rolling for the day.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
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Tickets on sale for 'Glass Menagerie,' starring Zachary Quinto

Tickets on sale for 'Glass Menagerie,' starring Zachary Quinto

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Tickets for the Broadway revival of "The Glass Menagerie," starring Zachary Quinto and Cherry Jones, went on sale Thursday, producers said.
Amanda Plummer to star in off-Broadway production of 'Two-Character Play'

Amanda Plummer to star in off-Broadway production of 'Two-Character Play'

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Amanda Plummer is to return to the New York stage after a 15-year absence, the producers of Tennessee Williams' "The Two-Character Play" announced Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
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Broadway lights to dim for late actor Charles Durning

Broadway lights to dim for late actor Charles Durning

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed Thursday evening in honor of late actor Charles Durning.
Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

The entertainment world mourned the loss of numerous titans and dozens of supporting players this year.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
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Jena Malone to play author Carson McCullers in film

Jena Malone to play author Carson McCullers in film

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jena Malone is to portray Southern gothic writer Carson McCullers in the big-screen bio-picture "Lonely Hunter," the film's producers said.
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Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American writer who worked principally as a playwright in the American theater. He also wrote short stories, novels, poetry, essays, screenplays and a volume of memoirs. His professional career lasted from the mid 1930s until his death in 1983, and saw the creation of many plays that are regarded as classics of the American stage. Williams adapted much of his best known work for the cinema.

Williams received virtually all of the top theatrical awards for his works of drama, including a Tony Award for best play for The Rose Tattoo (1951) and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire (1948) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955). In 1980 he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter and is today acknowledged as one of the most accomplished playwrights in the history of English speaking theater.

Theater scholar Charlotte Canning, of the University of Texas at Austin where William's archives are located, has said, "There is no more influential 20th-century American playwright than Tennessee Williams... He inspired future generations of writers as diverse as Suzan-Lori Parks, Tony Kushner, David Mamet and John Waters, and his plays remain among the most produced in the world."

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