Blair Underwood will be making his first appearance on the Broadway stage. He will be playing Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire. The production is said to open this spring. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the theater has not been announced yet but that Underwood is highly anticipated addition to the cast.

Blair Underwood has found a new gig following the cancellation of NBC’s The Event.

He will make his Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, to be directed by Emily Mann.

A Streetcar Named Desire, from Front Row Production, will premiere on Broadway in the spring 2012. The theater has yet to be announced.

Streetcar is set in New Orleans’ French Quarter, revolving around an ex-teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois, who moves in with her sister Stella and her husband Stanley (Underwood).

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