A Streetcar Named Desire
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan)
The Schomburg brings you another installment of Theater Talks, a new series where we invite the public to have a behind the scenes conversation with those who bring the theater experience to life. From the Olivier Award-winning producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia M. Jones of the Broadway smash hit Cat On A Hot Tin Roof comes a hot new take on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. Please join cast members Blair Underwood (2-time Golden Globe® nominee) 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. Michael Eric Dyson will moderate this discussion.
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. COME AND FEEL THE HEAT!