New York: A top notch cast has been assembled for the upcoming Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Set to star are Anika Noni Rose as Maggie the Cat, Terrence Howard as her drunken husband Brick, Phylicia Rashad as Big Mama, and James Earl Jones as Big Daddy.
The Broadway run of the African-American production of Tennessee Williams’ play, directed by Debbie Allen, will begin previews at the Broadhurst on February 12, 2008 and officially open on March 6th.
The creative team will include set design by Ray Klausen, lighting design by William Grant, and costume design by Jane Greenwood.
Hypocrisy, greed and secret passions threaten to tear apart a wealthy but dysfunctional Mississippi family in Tennessee Williams’ stunning American masterpiece. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof searingly portrays the larger-than-life characters of Maggie “the Cat,” her alcoholic husband, Brick, and the dominating family patriarch, Big Daddy.