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NAACP Image Award winner Nicole Ari Parker is set to star opposite Blair Underwood in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” directed by Emily Mann.

Parker will play Blanche Du Bois in the production, which is set to open in the spring of 2012.

The Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize winning drama is set against the backdrop of New Orleans’ gritty French Quarter, It tells the tale of former school teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois, as she’s forced to move in with her sister Stella and her animalistic husband (Underwood). But the fragile, Blanche quickly gets a gritty life lesson in the seamy, steamy underbelly of 1940s New Orleans.