This season, desire is taking on a whole new rhythm as the greatest play from America's most celebrated playwright sizzles onto the stage at The Broadhurst Theatre. From the producers of the trailblazing 2008 Broadway production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, comes a hot new take on Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. Leading the cast is 2-time Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, in his Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski, Nicole Ari Parker (Soul Food) as Blanche DuBois, Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) as Stella Kowalski and Wood Harris (The Wire) as Mitch. Directed by Emily Mann (Artistic Director of Princeton's esteemed McCarter Theatre) and featuring an original score by 5-time Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard, this scintillating Streetcar brings a whole new rhythm to Williams's enduring portrait of sex, class and secrets in one of America's most fascinating and diverse cities. Come and feel the heat.
Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wood Harris
Author: Tennessee Williams
Director: Emily Mann
Original Score: Terrence Blanchard
Producer: Front Row Productions, Inc.
Press Agent: Springer Associates
Nominated for 1 2012 Tony Award
Nominated for 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards
- Best Costume Design - Paul Tazewell
- Outstanding Actress in a Play - Nicole Ari Parker
- Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Daphne Rubin-Vega
Behind the Poster: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
Bashan Aquart, the creative director of AKA, the entertainment advertising agency that created the poster, recently spoke with ArtsBeat about what inspired it.