The current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire will extend its run at the Broadhurst Theater by three weeks. The show, which stars Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris, opened April 22 and was originally scheduled to end on July 22. The Emily Mann-directed revival will now run through August 19.
Streetcar tells the tragic story of fragile former schoolteacher Blanche (Parker), who leaves her family plantation house and moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella (Rubin-Vega), and Stella’s animalistic husband, Stanley (Underwood). She quickly learns tough lessons in the seamy underbelly of the 1940s French Quarter.
The production also features Carmen De Lavallade, Amelia Campbell, Rosa Evangelia Arredondo, Aaron Clifton Moten, Jacino Taras Riddick, Matthew Saldivar and Count Stovall. 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.