Blair Underwood

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    How Have We Not Seen Diddy Crucified in "Hate Me Now?"

    It's now 2013. As online music lovers, we've had widespread file-sharing for 14 years, Youtube for eight years and full-fledged communities dedicated to pop-culture preservation and video obscurities for at least five. At this point, every banned music video, live TV blooper or controversial perform ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 25, 2012

    A Desegregated 'Streetcar'

    The Tennessee Williams classic gets a multiethnic Broadway staging

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: Bail is Busted

    This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto busts bail and explains how jail really works, writing about OWS and incarceration: "As the Occupy Wall Street movement has introduced a new young generation of mostly white, mostly middle-class activists to civil disobedience, arrest, jail, and the inne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Streetcar Of Color Opens: My Review

    The fact that the new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' culture-clash classic A Streetcar Named Desire has a multicultural cast turns out to be a non issue. As long as the poetry is served, it doesn't matter what color the actors are, especially if they're game for the challenge. And in this ... More >>

  • Film

    April 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Stanley Kowalski Has Dropped The "Kowalski"

    As you know, Tennessee Williams' culture-clash classic A Streecar Named Desire is coming to Broadway any moment now, featuring a cast of color. Well, at a Drama Desk panel discussion at Sardi's the other day, Blair Underwood--who's playing the old Brando role, the brutish Stanley Kowalski--said he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    A Streetcar Named Multicultural Is Coming

    A black Stanley Kowalski? Well, why not? We had a black Maggie the Cat just a few years ago. And at a meet-and-greet for the Streetcar Named Desire of color (with the white folks living next door) coming to Broadway, director Emily Mann gave us the reasons. "I knew Tennessee Williams and loved hi ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2010

    Camu Tao Gets His Due

    The departed rapper's King of Hearts is hard to hear and harder to ignore

  • Film

    January 24, 2006
  • Film

    July 30, 2002