Blair Underwood making Broadway debut in Streetcar
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Blair Underwood has found a new gig following the cancellation of NBC’s “The Event.”
He will make his Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” to be directed by Emily Mann. It will premiere in the spring 2012. The theater has yet to be announced.
“Streetcar” is set in New Orleans’ French Quarter, revolving around an ex-teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois, who moves in with her sister Stella and her husband Stanley (Underwood). It was last on Broadway in 2005 with Natasha Richardson, Amy Ryan and John C. Reilly.
Underwood’s theater credits include the 2004 workshop of one-man show “IM4: From the Mountaintop to Hip Hop,” which he created and was written by his brother Frank.