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Blair Underwood Making Broadway Debut!

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Blair Underwood Doing Broadway

Blair Underwood is making his Broadway debut with A Streetcar Named Desire, and will play Stanley Kowalski!

The production is slated to start in spring 2012, and this fits perfectly for him after the cancellation of The Event on NBC.

Directed by Emily Mann, the theater hasn't been announce for the show about an ex-teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois, who moves in with her sister Stella and her hubby Stanley. The show is set in the New Orleans' French Quarter!

The last time this was seen on Broadway was in 2005 and it starred John C. Reilly.

Blair! Good luck! We bet you'll be brilliant!

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5 comments to “Blair Underwood Making Broadway Debut!”

  1. 1

    Wasn't Stanley Polish??? Just sayin' . . .

  2. 2

    Minutes after NBC canceled freshman The Event on the unlucky Friday, May 13, the show's creator Nick Wauters and executive producer Steve Stark told fans that there was a possibility for the sci-fi drama to continue elsewhere. That possibility is now taking shape. I hear there are talks with Syfy to pick up The Event as a miniseries. Helping things is the fact that Syfy and The Event producer, Universal Media Studios, are NBCUniversal corporate siblings.

  3. 3

    And Conan O'Brien will play George Jefferson in a remake of The Jeffersons.

  4. 4

    For those who don't know it's called NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING! It is the practice of casting a role without considering the actor's ethnicity. A number of shows have done it… an example being Phylicia Rashad taking over the role Violet Weston in August Osage County.

  5. 5

    good for him!!
    it takes a really good actor to do Broadway
    a live performance- night after night
    very few actors have the chops to do it
    easy to make movies when you do 25 takes of a 10 second scene and the director picks the best cut for the movie
    and you have months to piece together 2 hours work on tape- not even that now given the special effects and computer generated things now - and there are teams of people to pamper the stars and cater to their every whim - tons of time for costume changes etc.
    making movies is too easy for actors
    weekly TV is quite a bit harder
    and daily soap operas is really hard…
    but Broadway…. nightly and even 2 shows on Saturday
    excelling in each show to keep it fresh and memorable for every new audience
    on Boadway- 1 chance to get it right-a lot of memorizing lines and staging to remember- and staying healthy day after day to perform - changing costumes in under a minute or less
    . huge respect for actors like Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane and Kristen Chenowith and Patti Lupone etc. who make it look so easy
    good luck to Underwood - I'm sure he'll do great!