New York: Front Row Productions (Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones) is proud to announce that the world-renowned film composer and trumpet player Terence Blanchard will compose the original musical soundscape for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Mann, starring Blair Underwood.
STEPHEN BYRD (Front Row Productions, Producer) is the founder of Front Row Productions, Inc., which is dedicated solely to producing quality theatrical productions.
As the Producer of the first African American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, which was the highest grossing play on Broadway in 2008, Mr. Byrd
is realizing a 15 year vision emulating his
favorite producers, Merchant and Ivory.
The successful transfer of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof to the Novello Theatre on London's West End in 2009 played to sellout audiences for 20 weeks and managed to garner the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play.
This was the first time an African American Producer received the Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play.
and producing partner Alia Jones are the only African American Producers on Broadway today.
Following his work as an Investment Banker in M&A with Goldman, Sachs & Co. and as Managing Director of the Kuwait Investment Office in both the London and Paris offices, Mr. Byrd was instrumental in the formation of a Private Equity LLC, Thurn & Taxis, for Prince Karl Von Taxis of Austria.
He is currently a Principal and Co-Founder of StoneHedge Capital, Inc., a Private Equity firm.
Mr. Byrd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Temple University and MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, in addition to attending the Alliance Française in Paris.
supports several community and non-profit organizations including Safe Horizon
and The National Urban Technology Center