The new Broadway revival of
Emily Mann, who is the artistic director the McCarter Theatre Company in New Jersey, directed the production. The play marks the Broadway debut for Underwood, whose many TV credits include "L.A. Law" and more recently
"Streetcar" had its Broadway debut in 1947, starring
The original Broadway production was directed by
What did critics think of the new revival? On at least one point they seemed to agree: The cast provides much in the way of eye candy.
David Rooney of the
Variety's Marilyn Stasio praised the production for being good-looking in terms of casting and sets, but added that the beauty is "only skin deep." The visceralness of the staging comes "at the cost of psychological subtlety."
Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press wrote that an "excellent cast ... combines under taut directing from Emily Mann to create a fresh way to enjoy an iconic play." But at times, the four leads "seem to be each acting independently, as if they were following their own character arc without heed to the rest of the ballet."