A Streetcar Named Desire's Extended Broadway Run
This multi-racial production of A Streetcar Named Desire is a follow-up to the award winning producers, Byrd and Jonesâ€™ highly successful Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Extended Run Through August 19
The acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Man will extend its run through August 19, 2012. Streetcar began performances on April 3 and opened on April 22 and was originally set to end its limited run on July 22 at the Broadhurst Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, as directed by Emily Mann, is set against the sexy backdrop of New Orleans' gritty French Quarter. With original music by Terence Blanchard.
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.
A Streetcar Named
Desire stars Two- Time Golden Globe Nominee Blair Underwood playing the
iconic role of Stanley, Nicole Ari Parker as Blanche, Daphne Rubin-Vega
as Stella and Wood Harris as Mitch, the cast also includes: Rosa
Arredondo (George C Wolfe’s Harlem Song, LTC’s The House of Bernarda
Alba) Amelia Campbell (Film: What Maisie Knew, Leaves of Grass.
Broadway: Waiting in the Wings, Our Country’s Good – Tony Nom Best
Feature Actress), Carmen DeLavallade (Alvin Ailey, Bway’s Truman
Capote's House of Flowers, Off-Bway: Othello and Death of a Salesman),
Danielle Lee Greaves (Rent, Hairspray), J. Mallory-McCree (Zooman and
the Sign), Aaron Clifton Moten (Regional: Much Ado About Nothing, King
Lear, Sweeney Todd), Morocco Omari (Race, St. Louis Rep), Jacino Taras
Riddick (Regional: Yellowman, Jittney. TV: “White Collar,” “Army
Wives”), Matthew Saldívar (The Wedding Singer, Grease), Count Stovall
(Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Inacent Black, A Philadelphia Story),
Streetcar’s creative team includes: Set Design by Eugene Lee, Lighting
Design by Edward Pierce, Costumes by Paul Tazewell, Sound Design by
Mark Bennett, and Choreography by Camille Brown. This unique and
gripping multi-racial production of A Streetcar Named Desire is
presented by Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones, Anthony Lacavera, BET Networks,
Henry G. Jarecki, Simon Says Entertainment and Dancap Productions.
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.Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire
is proudly partnered with: New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Amtrak & IMAN Cosmetics.
Here's what critics have said:
“A swift, sold and adventurous production.” – New York Magazine.
“A Streetcar that is nothing less than Broadway gold! An intense stirring drama, superbly acted.” – Amsterdam News.
"Strong, Steamy and Sexy…an Excellent Ensemble cast."- AP.
“A stunning new production.” – Entertainment Tonight.
“A Superb production. Temperatures are rising all around the Broadhurst Theatre.” – Philly Inquirer.
“A Classic of American Theatre.” - Entertainment Weekly. As for the cast, critics agree that “Parker and Underwood deliver
outstanding performances in Tennessee Williams MASTERPIECE.” – TheatreMania.
“Parker gives a performance that could stop traffic. Powerful and elegant.” – AP.
“Blair Underwood delivers a powerhouse performance.” - Bloomberg News.
“Stunning! Very Powerful! Astonishing!” – Michael Eric Dyson, MSNBC.
“The physical beauty and sexual magnetism they bring to these iconic characters would surely delight Tennessee Williams -- along with auds who might appreciate some kicks with their culture. Underwood turns in a physically powerful performance.” -Variety
Performance Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00PM; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00PM
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM; Sunday at 3PM
The Broadhurst Theatre is located at 235 West 44 Street
Tickets are: $49.50 – $199 and are available at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200
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