Blair Underwood to Make Broadway Debut in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (Exclusive)

Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
 

Blair Underwood has found a new gig following the cancellation of NBC's The Event.

He will make his Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, to be directed by Emily Mann.

A Streetcar Named Desire, from Front Row Production, will premiere on Broadway in the spring 2012. The theater has yet to be announced.

Streetcar is set in New Orleans' French Quarter, revolving around an ex-teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois, who moves in with her sister Stella and her husband Stanley (Underwood).

Streetcar was last on Broadway in 2005 with Natasha Richardson, Amy Ryan and John C. Reilly.

Underwood's theater credits include the 2004 workshop of one-man show IM4: From the Mountaintop to Hip Hop, which he created and was written by his brother Frank. He has also starred in the New York revival of Purlie opposite Anika Noni Rose, Measure for Measure, El Negro en Peru, The Game of Love and Love Letters with Alfre Woodard.

He has been nominated for a Golden Globes for his roles in HBO's In Treatment and L.A. Law, and in addition to The Event, has starred in Dirty Sexy Money, Sex and the City and The New Adventures of Old Christine. The ICM-repped Underwood next appears in Fox Searchlight's The Art of Getting By, starring Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore, out Friday.

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