"Sex and the City" star Kim Cattrall is in talks to play the emotionally unstable Blanche DuBois in a new Broadway revival of the Tennessee Williams' classic A Streetcar Named Desire, Variety reported Feb. 12. The play, to be produced by the Dream Street Theatrical Group, will reach Broadway this fall, with Peter Hall directing.
Elisabeth Shue, best known for her role in the film "Leaving Las Vegas," is negotiating for the role of Stella Kowalski, the New Orleans wife in sexual thrall to her husband, the bestial, blue collar Stanley. John Dino, a Hall protégé will play the latter role, producer Jerry Greenberg told Variety. Greenberg said the drama may have an out-of-town tryout before hitting New York. The Broadway gig would be a limited run.
Cattrall plays the sexually unihibited Samatha on "Sex and the City," an HBO series that also stars theatre veterans Sarah Jessica Parker (Sylvia, How to Succeed...) and Cynthia Nixon (The Country Club, June Moon).
Streetcar is Williams' best known play. Its original landmark production, directed by Elia Kazan, starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy and Kim Hunter. The most recent Broadway revival starred Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange.
—By Robert Simonson