Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones and Anthony Lacavera are proud to announce that their much anticipated production of A Streetcar Named Desire, will take over the Broadhurst Theatre beginning Tuesday, April 3, 2012 and will celebrate its opening for this limited run on Sunday, April 22 through July 22, 2012. As previously announced the cast includes two-time Golden Globe nominee, Blair Underwood as “Stanley,” Nicole Ari Parker as “Blanche,” Tony Nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega as “Stella” and the role of “Mitch” will be played by Wood Harris. Tennessee Williams’ sultry drama, A Streetcar Named Desire is set against the sexy backdrop of New Orleans’ gritty French Quarter. A Streetcar Named Desire tells the tale of former school teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois (Nicole Ari Parker), as she’s forced to move in with her sister Stella (Rubin-Vega) and her animalistic husband Stanley (Blair Underwood). But the fragile, Blanche quickly gets a gritty life lesson in the seamy, steamy underbelly of 1950’s New Orleans. The legendary Terence Blanchard has signed on to provide an original soundscape for the production. Streetcar’s creative team includes Set Design by Eugene Lee, and Costumes by Paul Tazewell. “We are very excited to finally get a theatre for our production of A Streetcar Named Desire. We have been waiting for this moment for a long time and to go back to the Broadhurst, where we started with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, feels like a homecoming,” Stephen Byrd, producer. This multi-racial production of A Streetcar Named Desire is a follow-up to the award winning producers, Byrd and Jones’ highly successful Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which starred Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and James Earl Jones, and was directed by Debbie Allen. Cat subsequently moved to London’s West End (with Jones and Rashad joined by Sanaa Lathan as Maggie and Adrian Lester as Brick) where it received glowing notices and was awarded the prestigious “Olivier” Award for Best Revival (Byrd and Jones are the first producers of color to receive the coveted award) as well as the “What’s Onstage” Award.
Daphne Rubin-Vega returns to Broadway in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE