Brits On Broadway

“This spring there’s an unusually rich crop of [Broadway] entries from American Theater 101. Opening in a span of less than two months are three of the American theater’s best-known and best-loved classics: Tennessee Williams’s Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire, and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? This is noteworthy in itself – producers tend to get out of each other’s way when it comes to name-brand, star-spangled revivals – but another phenomenon is even more intriguing: all three plays have been placed in the hands of British directors. Conspiracy? Certainly not. Coincidence? Not exactly.”