Broadway vet Daphne Rubin-Vega to play Stella in Streetcar revival

Daphne Rubin-Vega has big shoes to fill. She’ll play Stella in the latest Broadway run of Tennessee Williams’ acclaimed play, A Streetcar Named Desire.

Daphne Rubin-VegaA Streetcar Named Desire is returning to the Broadway stage and it’s bringing Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris with it. Rubin-Vega is a stage veteran who’s had her fair share of high profile roles. She originated the character Mimi in the Broadway and New York Theater Workshop productions of Rent!

The New York Times reports that Rubin-Vega has now been cast as the timid and maternal Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, while TV and film actor Wood Harris (The Wire) will tackle the role of Mitch. Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker were previously cast as Stanley and Blanche respectively. This incarnation will mark the first time the Williams’ play has hit the Broadway stage since 2005.

A Streetcar Named Desire centers on the tumultuous relationship between married couple Stella and Stanley. They’re extremely codependent with each other and the arrival of Stella’s sister Blanche threatens their archaic and somewhat dangerous dynamic. Cue the drama!

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