roof1.jpgTerrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and James Earl Jones will star in director Debbie Allen’s Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

The latest version of the Southern Gothic drama marks the first production led by an all-African-American cast to be authorized by Williams’ estate. It’s set to open March 6 at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre.

Howard will make his Broadway debut as the haunted, alcoholic Brick, an ex-football player who rebuffs the advances of his wife, Maggie (Rose of “Dreamgirls”), and faces a tortured relationship with his domineering father Big Daddy (Jones). Rashad plays Big Mama, and the other two main roles in the dysfunctional family are still being cast.

Aside from Oscar nominee Howard (“Hustle & Flow”), the other cast members bring strong theater credentials. Jones, Rashad and Rose have all won Tony Awards.

“Cat” is presented by Front Row Prods. and produced by Stephen C. Byrd. Preview performances begin Feb. 12.

[Source: Hollywood Reporter]

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  • Jem

    I will be seeing this!! I’m so excited about it because Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is my second favorite movie (luv Elizabeth Taylor- big fan). Terrance Howard playing the role that Mr. Paul Newman played so well is a perfect fit. With that cast line up, I’m sure I’ll be more than impressed with this Broadway production. I really hope so because I’ve been hearing about this for a while now. I remember when Halle Berry was talking about getting the role of Maggie.

  • This sounds good I will keep my eye out for it.

  • Cola

    This is awesome!! I hope I can take a trip to check it out.