Last week playwright Tennessee Williams’ 1947 play, A Streetcar Named Desire, returned to Broadway with actors Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker and Wood Harris among the lead characters. Set in New Orleans, the production tells the story of Blanche Dubois (Parker), a pretentious woman of virtue, who clashes with her brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski (Underwood). One of the men responsible for making sure period piece felt genuine is noted costume designer Paul Tazewell,Â who paid precise detail to the often-overlooked wardrobe portion of the production and its importance to making the performance feel authentic. Watch below as Tazewell tells BlackEnterprise.com how he transported Williams’ classic work into the 21st century without losing a stitch in time.
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