The multi-racial revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker and Daphne Rubin-Vega, will begin previews at the Broadhurst Theatre April 3 with an official opening April 22.
Broadway's Streetcar Named Desire, With Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker, Meets the Press
Emily Mann (Anna in the Tropics, Miss Witherspoon) will direct Streetcar, which is produced by Stephen C. Byrd and Alia M. Jones of Front Row Productions.
Front Row Productions also presented the all-African-American revival of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway in 2008, which also played the Broadhurst. The production later transferred to London.
The Streetcar cast features two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Underwood ("Sex in the City," "In Treatment") as Stanley Kowalski, with Parker ("Soul Food," "Boogie Nights") as Blanche DuBois and two-time Tony nominee Rubin-Vega (Rent, Jack Goes Boating, Anna in the Tropics) as Stella Kowalski. Wood Harris ("Above the Rim," "Remember the Titans") is cast as Blanche's suitor Mitch.