Blair Underwood Takes On Broadway in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Blair Underwood

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Weeks after news of NBC’s ‘The Event’ being cancelled, news is circulating about Blair Underwood‘s new gig on Broadway.

Underwood will make his Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. The Front Row Production will land on Broadway in Spring 2012.

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, Sexy and the City and The New Adventures of Old Christine. Underwood next appears in Fox Searchlight’s The Art of Getting By, starring Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore, out Friday.