O'Byrne is currently starring in the hit MCC production Frozen and is expected to move the Broadway with the show. O'Byrne follows The Full Monty's Patrick Wilson, who withdrew from the Kennedy Center's forthcoming production of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof last month. Wilson will be filming a movie during the Cat run, June 12-July 4.
A Streetcar Named Desire will play the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater May 8-30. Garry Hynes, the first woman to receive a Best Director of a Play Tony Award (for her work on The Beauty Queen of Leenane), will direct the production about the fragile Blanche Du Bois and her tragic downfall. The cast currently includes Patricia Clarkson (Blanche Du Bois), Amy Ryan (Stella) and Adam Rothenberg (Stanley).
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2700 F. Street, NW in Washington, D.C. Tickets for "Tennessee Williams Explored"are now on sale. For more information about the Center’s many productions, go to www.kennedy-center.org.