Kim Hunter

Blair Underwood in 'Streetcar': What did the critics think?

Blair Underwood in 'Streetcar': What did the critics think?

The new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams'"A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Broadhurst Theatre has one thing that distinguishes it from its predecessor productions -- it's performed by a cast of mostly African American actors.

Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker portray Stanley (first name only) and Blanche Du Bois in Williams' hot-house drama set in the French Quarter of New Orleans.Daphne Rubin-Vega plays the long-suffering Stella and Wood Harris plays Mitch.

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....

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