Opening Night Pics: A Streetcar Named Desire

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Opening Night Pics: A Streetcar Named Desire
by Wilson Morales

Last night at the Broadhurst Theatre, Blackfilm.com was at the opening night for the Broadway premiere of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ starring Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Wood Harris.

Produced by Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones and Anthony Lacavera, and directed by Emily Mann, Tennessee Williams’ sultry drama, A Streetcar Named Desire is set against the sexy backdrop of New Orleans’ gritty French Quarter. A Streetcar Named Desire tells the tale of former school teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois (Nicole Ari Parker), as she’s forced to move in with her sister Stella (Rubin-Vega) and her animalistic husband Stanley (Blair Underwood). But the fragile, Blanche quickly gets a gritty life lesson in the seamy, steamy underbelly of 1950′s New Orleans.

Also part of the cast includes Ms. Carmen De Lavallade, Amelia Campbell, Aaron Clifton Moten, Jacino Taras Riddick, Matthew Saldívar, and Count Stovall.

After the play was over, most headed to the afterparty, which was held at Copacabana. A special performance was given by hip hop/rhythm and blues duo Les Nubians.

It was a star-studded affair as many celebrities were in attendance including Boris Kodjoe, Tracey Edmonds, Deion Sanders, producer Debra Martin Chase, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams, Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson, composer Terence Blanchard, Pauletta Washington, Tonya Pinkins, Wendell Pierce, Terrie Williams, Jocelyn Taylor, Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Debbie Allen, Kenya Moore, Nicole Beharie, Tony Plano, Melvin Van Peebles, Russell Hornsby, Adriene Lennox, Tamara Tunie, Steve Harris, Giancarlo Esposito, Beau Bridges, and many more.

Photos by Getty Images and Wilson Morales


  1. Michael deLavallade says:

    Why are there no pictures of Carmen deLavallade?

  2. Had a great time. The acting was wonderful.

  3. wilsonmorales says:

    It’s been added.

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