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Everyone wants to do Broadway these days!

Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett, have been approached to play the leads in the revival of A Streetcar Named Desire!

Apparently, however, no deal has been set, and the couple are still in discussions regarding the project, so it will certainly be inneresting to see what develops from this!

It HAS been confirmed, however, that Patti LaBelle has signed on for Fela! in the role of the mother!

Amazing! Now that's something we want to see!

Get tickets soon, though, because she'll only be doing it for the month of September!

We think that she's going to rock it!

Thoughts??

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31 comments to “Guess Who's Coming To Broadway?!”



  1. 1

    Will Smith championed a racist asshole for prez for no other reason than Will Smith is black and Barry Obama is half-black. Fuck Will Smith. Fuck Barry Obama. I wish nothing but bad things for both of these racist assholes. If Will Smith gets the role, hopefully he develops a stutter or forgets all of his lines. Fingers crossed!



  2. 2

    NO F….WAY!! There is only one Blanche Dubois (Vivien leigh) and one Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando) !!!!!



  3. 3

    Will Smith is cool in another venue but seeing him in a white tee and screaming STELLA! is laughable!



  4. 4

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – you sound as crazy as Mel Blowme Gibson. What's got you so angry?



  5. 5

    dumb dumb dumb…the parts are white people…i am so sick of will smith and messing up historic plays just to appease blacks…i would love to see what would happen if a traditional black play was cast with all whites…they would be picketing in the streets. oh yeah and will lost me with his support of the crappy pres will….i used to be a fan. so i hope it flops.



  6. 6

    I just can't see it



  7. 7

    Thank goodness Jada Pinkett married good old Will–she's annoying at best and would be a long forgotten actress if it weren't for him.



  8. 8

    wow eldridge get back on meds



  9. 9

    …..is there any chance that the Streetcar can accidentally on purpose run over those two for a slight plot twist…..



  10. 10

    Re: nancycampbellslut – Moron, I literally spelled it out for you: Will Smith championed a racist jerk named Barry Obama. In fact, 95% of black American voters voted for Barry Obama. Post racial America my ass! Will you be angry when Dems lose the House this November?



  11. 11

    As a former actor who happens to be African American, I am all for color blind casting with in classical theater. The production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with Denzel Washington and an all African American cast was wonderful. Why? They could act. Jada and Will are good, useful performers with limited ranges. I'm afraid these roles are beyond their talent level. Don't do it guys.



  12. 12

    Please God NO!!! These two are both so fugly and ghetto, they will most certainly soil the image of a classic like Steetcar….



  13. 13

    No to Jada in anything. Tedious, at best.



  14. 14

    Re: Sonia6349 – I agree with you completely! I am ecstatic over, what you call "color blind casting" for traditional roles but these two actors are indeed limited in their abilities. I can see it being a colossal flop. Will screaming "Stella!!!" already makes me cringe. Now put Denzel in the role and a tight t-shirt doing the same and I'll go see the play 20 times! Why? Because I could see him bringing something new to the role and actually expounding on what the brilliant Brando did that made Stanley Kowalski so famous.



  15. 15

    Re: Sonia6349 – Well put Sonia.



  16. 16

    Re: monalisa1 – Actually in terms of the Broadway play, it was Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy in the leads. They got Vivien Leigh for the movie (I think she did it on the West End in London at some point), replacing Tandy because they needed one star. The other cast members Kim Hunter, Karl Malden and Marlon were relative unknowns at that time. Leigh, pretty much doing a reinterpretation of Scarlett O'Hara, was okay but a bit hammy and out of place while performing next to NY stage method actors. Brando, strangely, was the only main actor in the film NOT to win the Oscar (it was an undeserved "long overdue" Oscar for Bogart that year). Marlon Brando set the bar so damn high which is why it's a complete joke, yes, to have Will Smith attempt this. Stanley is unplayable by anybody but Brando, and it has been that way since 1947, fuck this.



  17. 17

    Jada gives new meaning to the term overacting. With all her finger pointing and chicken neck rolling. That stupid nurse show she's on is a joke.

    If you're going to fuck with a classic play, at least get someone decent.



  18. 18

    As he could not imitate Ali, he definitely will not be able to play Marlon . . . That's Marlon's greatest role, and I am so pissed some idiot even thinks it can be done with those two.



  19. 19

    i read this book in school hell no i didnt like it but hell black people cannot play these characters.
    im not racist, just sayin



  20. 20

    Re: RoxRed
    How are they ghetto? Do you not know the definition of that word?
    They are VERY proper people.



  21. 21

    Re: ashywashy – Pretty racist.



  22. 22

    A Streetcar Named Desire is an intense dramatic play that only the best of the best attempt. The last person to play Blanche was Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett



  23. 23

    Re: nyalan – YOUR A STUPID FUCK. YOU REALIZE WHITE PEOPLE STEAL MINORITIES ROLE ALL THE FUCKING TIME. 21, LAST AIRBENDER, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY OF THAT ASIAN GUY GIVEN BY A WHITE GUY WHO PAINTED HIS FACE INTO A STEROTYPICAL ASIAN GUY. FUCK YOU FOR THINKING EVERY CHARACTER BY DEFAULT HAS TO BE WHITE YOU ARE SO SHELTERED TO THINK THAT. GET A GRIP ITS A CHARACTER. ITS A WHITE PERSON SAYING THIS TOOO. WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT UNFAIR SHIT WHEN YOU DO THE SAME THINGS TOO.



  24. 24

    everyone here complaining needs to get a life. its not like you assholes are going to watch it. It about time that a character must not be by deafult a white person. Its a character still telling a story. white people yellow face, black face and red face all the time. This past summer i can give you 5 movies that did that. shut the front door complaining about racisim when you are just annoyed that a minority is doing something improtant than being a statistic. GAH thats why people hate Americans cause you guys are sooo foolish.



  25. 25

    UghRe: Eldridge Cleaver – Sure but Al Gore captured 90% of the black vote in 2000. Black people always tend to vote Democrat. This is a known fact. Why would you think this election would be any different especially after 8 years of a republican that wasn't very responsive to blacks? There's a lot more to it than just black people voted for Obama because he's black. But I get the idea that you're just a teenage regurgitating some bs that you heard your parents or siblings say. Ugh.



  26. 26

    I have no problem with African Americans doing this play,but please NO Will Smith!I like him and all,but he doesnt have the necessary edge to play someone like Kowalski



  27. 27

    Re: SourApplePrincess – Actually, moron, my parents and siblings don't agree with me politically. I'm not a teenager n haven't been for many years. Only a teenager would have your moniker with the stupid self-appointed "princess" in it. Project much? Also, perhaps 90% of blacks voted for Al Gore but they didn't go fucking nuts in terms of supporting him like they did with Barry. The blacks were like Nazis drooling over their little Hitler.



  28. 28

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver
    Then I apologize to your siblings and parents. I feel for them. But you're the one that pointed out that 95% of blacks voted for Obama and I was pointing out that this isn't exactly remarkable given that black people tend to vote democrat. Especially after the previous administration's handling of Hurricane Katrina. The simple fact is there were a lot of factors driving this vote besides Obama being black. But of course for you it's very cut and dry. I'm not saying some black people didn't vote for Obama because he was black but I would fall for your argument more if he got 95% of the black vote and was a republican. And yes, a lot more people were voicing their opinions because it was a historic election. So of course for something like this people will speak up more. And unfortunately the reason it was historic was because Obama is black. Hopefully things like this will become more commonplace…lol, how do you like that idea? Bitch.



  29. 29

    Re: SourApplePrincess – God fucking damnit! Obama isn't black. Using your logic, why didn't black people call Obama fucking white? Since he's half-white, everyone should have called him white. But no, too many people have the mentality of whites in South Africa. If you got any black blood in you then you are black. It's nice to see that you throw his white heritage and white relatives under the bus. Just like Barry did in his stupid race speech. Women didn't vote for Hillary just because they were so fucking desparate to have a chick as prez but blacks did pull that shit. Fucking bums me out.



  30. 30

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver
    "But no, too many people have the mentality of whites in South Africa. If you got any black blood in you then you are black."
    Actually that mentality goes back to slavery days in the US. Master didn't want his slaves to get all uppity and think they were free because they were half white, plus some mixed raced people were able to pass as white and assimilate into society, so hence the one drop rule.



  31. 31

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver
    You know what? I don't think you understand what I'm saying so I'm just going to stop.