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'A Streetcar Named Desire' announces full cast and begins rehearsals on the 14 Feb



Roundabout Theatre Company announces the full cast for their production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, which opens at Studio 54 on the 26 Apr 2005, following previews from the 26 Mar. This is a limited engagement through to the 3 Jul 2005.

The cast stars Natasha Richardson (Blanche Du Bois) and John C. Reilly (Stanley Kowalski) with Amy Ryan (Stella Kowalski) and Chris Bauer (Mitch), in this new Broadway production directed by Edward Hall.

The cast also includes Wanda L. Houston (Negro Woman), Kristine Nielsen (Eunice Hubbell), Scott Sowers (Steve Hubbell), Will Toale (Young Collector) and Teresa Yenque (Mexican Woman).

The production begins rehearsals on the 14 Feb

The design team for A Streetcar Named Desire includes Robert Brill (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes) and Donald Holder (lights). It is being produced on Broadway by the Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Gorgeous Entertainment Inc.

Synopsis: Set against the steamy backdrop of New Orleansgritty French Quarter, A Streetcar Named Desire is the dramatic story of Blanche Du Bois, a faded Southern belle driven to madness by her animalistic brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.

The Broadway premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire was at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on 3 Dec 1947 The cast included Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski and Jessica Tandy as Blanche Du Bois (1948 Tony Award, Best Actress).

This Roundabout Theatre Company production will be the fifth Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. The most recent revival opened on April 12, 1992 starring Alec Baldwin as Stanley Kowalskiand Jessica Lange as Blanche Du Bois.

A Streetcar Named Desire won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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