*The much anticipated multi-cultural production of “Streetcar Named Desire” opens on Broadway on Sunday, April 22nd 2012 with a stellar cast led by Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin Vega and Wood Harris. Front Row Productions brings a diverse cast to a Tennessee Williams classic for the second time in the past five years. 2008 marked the debut of the Debbie Allen directed “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” starring Terrance Howard, and now Blair Underwood creates his performance in “Streetcar Named Desire” as Stanley, a role originated by Marlon Brando in 1947.
“Streetcar Named Desire” is set in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 1940’s. The play explores the complex relationship of Stanley & Stella Kowalski and the passive/aggressive nature of their co-dependent existence; which is further complicated by Stella’s visiting sister Blanche, who arrives full of demons and courageous agitation. The perplexities of these colorful characters have made “Streetcar Named Desire” a staple in American Theater.
Previews for the new “Streetcar ” begin April 3rd, and opening night is April 22nd. The production continues for a limited engagement until July 22, 2012 at Broadhurst Theatre 235 W. 44th Street, New York, New York.
The all new adaptation of “Streetcar” is directed by Emily Mann and features original music by Terence Blanchard, who is famous for scoring numerous Spike Lee films. Streetcar’s creative team includes Set Design by Eugene Lee, Light Design by Brian MacDevitt, Sound Design by Darron West, Costumes by Paul Tazewell and Choreography by Camille Brown.
Blair Underwood also stars in the new motion picture Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day, meanwhile Nicole Ari Pakrer (who plays Blanche) will star in the forthcoming movie Phenon. Daphne Rubin Vega (Stella) and Wood Harris (Mitch) round out the cast; along with Amelia Campbell, Matthew Saldivar, Rose Evangelina Arrendondo, Carmen De Lavallade, Danielle Lee Greaves, J. Mallory McCree and Aaron Clifton Parker. The executive pulse of Front Row Productions consists of Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones and Anthony Lacavera.
For tickets and further information visit: www.streetcaronbroadway.com