Williams’ Streetcar opening on Broadway
Just as we wind down our production of Summer and Smoke, a new production of A Streetcar Named Desire is set to open in New York at the Broadhurst Theatre on the day after we close. “The latest Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’s 1947 classic play about sex, booze and betrayal set in an apartment in the French Quarter of New Orleans, is mostly faithful to the original. But there is one very big twist this time around: the cast is multiracial.”
“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, starring James Earl Jones and Terrence Howard, 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, Nicole Ari Parker (“Soul Food”) as Blanche DuBois, Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) as Stella 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.”
Here is an article about the poster art for the production.
Tickets are still available for the closing weekend of Summer and Smoke for $12-$30 and can be purchased online, by calling the Hilberry Theatre Box Office at (313) 577-2972, or by visiting the box office at 4743 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock.
Final performances are:
Thursday 8 p.m. April 19
Friday 8 p.m. April 20
Saturday 2 p.m. April 21
Saturday 8 p.m. April 21