Manganiello (Unusual Acts of Devotion) will take on the role of Stanley Kowalski, originated on stage by Marlon Brando. Manganiello previously played the role for the West Virginia Public Theatre in 2008.
Representatives for Yale Rep could not confirm Manganiello's casting.
Mark Rucker will direct A Streetcar Named Desire, which will run Sept. 20-Oct. 12.
According to Yale Rep, "In the steamy French Quarter of New Orleans, an electrifying battle of wills ignites between Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her working class brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski. Nerves fraying and beauty fading, Blanche is both repelled and intrigued by Stanley's primal brutishness—even as he threatens to reveal her darkest secrets and destroy her illusions."
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