Concrete Loop was invited to the preview of the newest revival of Tennesse Williams’ classic play, A Streetcar Named Desire. The 2012 edition features a great ensemble cast including: Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wood Harris and the legendary Carmen De Lavallade. The play was directed by Emily Mann and will officially open on April 22nd for a limited time only.
Overall, it was a great effort and amazing chemistry within the cast. Originally debuting on Broadway back in 1947, this rendition features a multi ethnic cast. Nicole Ari Parker fills the shoes of late great actresses Jessica Tandy and Vivian Leigh in her role as Blanche, giving a great performance and might I add Tony worthy. Blair Underwood took on the role as Stanley with a vengeance and during some confrontational scenes he steals the show. Actor Wood Harris (best known for starring in hit HBO show, The Wire) brought a softness to role of Mitch and Broadway vet Daphne Rubin-Vega was a believable Stella.
After the play, the stars headed to the Bourbon Street bar and celebrated. Check out our exclusive photos below and also keep reading to see how you can check out a showing using our special discount code.