The acclaimed actress Cate Blanchett joined husband and director Andrew Upton to launch of the Sydney Theatre Company’s 2009 Main Stage Season on Monday in Sydney, Australia. As part of the season, Blanchett will perform the role of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Liv Ullman. The production will come to New York at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) starting November 27, 2009. Earlier this year, London rumors cited a possible production of the classic Tennessee Williams drama with Britney Spears as Blanche. Glad to note, we prefer our Blanche Blanchetted not Speared. Tell us how the show goes, Sydney!
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Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton pose during the official launch of the Sydney Theatre Company’s “2009 Main Stage Season” at the Wharf Restaurant on September 1, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. D. Arnold/WireImage.com