More Stars Than the Heavens

’Tis the season to rediscover Broadway, where the marquees are studded with names you expect to see only in the movies. The Circle in the Square presents the A1 Pacino double feature of the new Chinese Coffee and Oscar Wilde’s lurid Salome (separate admission). At the Brooks Atkinson, Glenn Close, Richard Dreyfuss, and Gene Hackman team up for Death and the Maiden. At the Barrymore, Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin defy the ghosts of Jessica Tandy (the original Broadway Blanche), Vivien Leigh (Blanche in the movies), and Marlon Brando (so far the one and only Stanley Kowalski) in a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, while Raul Julia dreams the impossible dream in Man of La Mancha at the Marquis. When did New York last see such a burst of star magic? All this, and Crazy for You, the new Gershwin smash, at the Shubert. Go crazy! —M.G.