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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature For December 3

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 3: BROADWAY OPENING

Profile America — Monday, December 3rd.  Sixty-five years ago today, one of Broadway's most memorable plays opened — Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire."  The play, which ran for two years, featured Jessica Tandy as Blanche du Bois and newcomer Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski.  Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and Tandy was awarded a Tony for best actress in a play.  The movie version of "A Streetcar Named Desire," again starring Brando, was also a smash hit.  There are just over 3,000 theater companies across the U.S., and their productions sell $5.4 billion in tickets annually.  You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the new "America's Economy" mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 576
               2007 Economic Census, NAICS 7111102

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

CONTACT: Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762, richard.thomas.reed-at-census.gov

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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