This musical play about the life of Tennessee Williams---the complex, driven, flamboyant and prolific genius who created many of the seminal works of the American stage and screen---explores his family archetypes, his agent and his longtime companion and how they gave rise to his indelible characters. A House of Glass also examines his sexual compulsion, his long, hard slide into addiction and his redemption through the power of his work. The music covers a wide range in the American canon, from ballads, ragtime, Dixieland, rhythm & blues and full-on Broadway musical numbers.

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A House of Glass: The Brand New Musical Play About Tennessee Williams

Paul Leavitt

This musical play about the life of Tennessee Williams—the complex, driven, flamboyant and prolific genius who created many of the seminal works of the American stage and screen—explores his family archetypes, his agent and his longtime companion and…


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This musical play about the life of Tennessee Williams—the complex, driven, flamboyant and prolific genius who created many of the seminal works of the American stage and screen—explores his family archetypes, his agent and his longtime companion and how they gave rise to his indelible characters. The time of the play spans the great arc of the writer’s life: beginning when Williams is 7 years old to 2 years before his death at the age of seventy-two.The music, composed by Paul Leavitt, covers a wide range in the American canon, from ballads, ragtime, Dixieland, rhythm & blues and full-on Broadway musical numbers.

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