06/23/11

Terence Blanchard to Compose for Broadway 'Streetcar' Revival

The Tennessee Williams classic is set to open in 2012

Trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard will compose music for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire. Directed by Emily Mann and starring Blair Underwood, the show is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012.

Set in New Orleans’ French Quarter in the 1940s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the tale of former school teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois, who is forced to move in with her sister Stella and her husband Stanley. Streetcar was last seen on Broadway in 2005.

Blanchard recently completed work on Lucasfilms’ Red Tails, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard and Bryan Lee Cranston, as well as his critically acclaimed score for the Broadway play, The Mother****** With the Hat, currently playing in New York starring Chris Rock. In addition to composing the music for the Broadway remake of A Streetcar Named Desire, he has also been commissioned by the Opera St. Louis for a project that will premiere in 2012.

2 Comments

  • Jun 23, 2011 at 09:59PM Mark Robbins

    I may be mistaken, but the above photo looks a lot like Nicholas Payton. You sure that's Terence?

  • Jun 23, 2011 at 10:48PM Lee Mergner

    I think you're right and that Kris, a fine photographer, mis-identified the subject. We'll replace it. Thanks for the eagle eye.

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