The current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire will end its run at the Broadhurst Theater on July 22 as originally planned. Streetcar, which stars Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris, opened on April 22 and had previously announced an extension through August 19. A West End run for the show is also in the works for the fall, but no theater has been announced.
Streetcar tells the tragic story of fragile former teacher 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.
Directed by Emily Mann, the production's cast also includes Carmen De Lavallade, Amelia Campbell, Rosa Evangelia Arredondo, Aaron Clifton Moten, Jacino Taras Riddick, Matthew Saldivar and Count Stovall. Streetcar features set design by Eugene Lee, lighting design by Edward Pierce, costumes by Paul Tazewell, sound design by Mark Bennett and choreography by Camille Brown.