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Can Joe Manganiello act beyond showing his abs or making his eyes glow? We’re going to find out this fall. Mangianello, a “True Blood” star, is going to try playing Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” on stage. The production is at no less than Yale Rep, beginning September 30th. Manganiello will follow in the footsteps of many but mostly Marlon Brando.  Mark Rucker directs a mostly unknown cast including Rene Augesen as Blanche DuBois.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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