Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris Climb Aboard Broadway Streetcar Named Desire Revival

News   Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris Climb Aboard Broadway Streetcar Named Desire Revival
Two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega and "The Wire" actor Wood Harris will join Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker in the spring 2012 multi-racial Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.

Daphne Rubin-Vega
Daphne Rubin-Vega

Rubin-Vega (Rent, Jack Goes Boating, Anna in the Tropics) will play Stella Kowalski, with Harris ("Above the Rim," "Remember the Titans") as Blanche's suitor Mitch. As previously reported, Golden Globe Award nominee Underwood ("Sex in the City," "In Treatment") will appear as the volatile Stanley Kowalski, with Parker ("Soul Food," "Boogie Nights") as the play's fragile catalyst, Blanche DuBois.

Emily Mann (Anna in the Tropics, Miss Witherspoon) will direct the production at a Broadway theatre to be announced. Stephen C. Byrd and Alia M. Jones of Front Row Productions produce the revival, which will have a score by Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard.

Front Row Productions also presented the all-African-American revival of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway in 2008. The production later transferred to London.

Streetcar's most recent New York engagement was the Sydney Theatre Company production in 2008, starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett as Blanche at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. A 2005 Broadway revival starred the late Natasha Richardson and John C. Reilly. Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter famously starred in the 1947 original.

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