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Blair Underwood and Carmen de Lavallade, Stars of Broadway’s “Streetcar Named Desire,” Will Discuss Upcoming Roles

Free event to take place on March 15, at 7 p.m. at LIU Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater


Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Underwood & LavalladeBrooklyn, N.Y. - Blair Underwood, acclaimed screen actor, and Carmen de Lavallade, legendary dancer and actress, will come together for an intimate conversation about their careers and roles in the new Broadway revival of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The event, which will take place on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m at LIU Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, is free and open to the public.

The evening is part of the “Live & Outspoken” series presented by 651 Arts. Radio host Esther Armah will moderate the conversation, and Underwood also will read excerpts from his new book. Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue, between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. For tickets, please email or call the Kumble box office at 718-488-1624.

de Lavallade’s body of work includes performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Dance Theater of Harlem and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Underwood is best known for roles on television (“The Event,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “L.A. Law,” “Sex and the City”) and film. He also recently participated in NBC's, “Who Do You Think You Are?” In the multiracial revival of Tennessee Williams' “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Underwood and de Lavallade will share the stage with Nicole Ari Parker and Daphne Rubin-Vega. The production will begin previews at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 3 with an official opening set for April 22.

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Posted 03/08/2012

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