It is now confirmed that the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, will open at the Novello Theatre on 1 Dec 2009, following previews from 22 Nov - booking to 10 Apr 2010.
(Tickets on sale from Mon 8 June 2009)
The production opened on Broadway in 2008, and like on Broadway, will feature an all black cast including, James Earl Jones as ‘Big Daddy’ and Phylicia Rashad as ‘Big Mama’, who both played the parts on Broadway. Joining them will be Adrian Lester as ‘Brick’ and Sanaa Lathan ‘Maggie’. Further casting will be announced shortly.
Debbie Allen, as on Broadway, will direct and will be produced in London by its Broadway producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones.
Hypocrisy, greed and secret passions threaten to tear apart a wealthy but dysfunctional Mississippi family . Cat on a Hot Tin Roof portrays the larger-than-life characters of Maggie, her alcoholic husband, Brick, and the dominating family.
James Earl Jones starred in the Broadway production of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. He won Tony Awards as ‘Best Actor’ in August Wilson’s “Fences” and “The Great White Hope”; His other Broadway credits include “On Golden Pond”, “Master Harold and the Boys”, “Of Mice and Men” and “The Iceman Cometh”.
Phylicia Rashad starred in the Broadway production of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof", “August: Osage County” and won a Tony Award as ‘Best Actress’ for her role in “A Raisin in the Sun”. She is most famous for her role as ‘Clair Huxtable’ in “The Cosby Show”.
Adrian Lester is best known for playing con-artist ‘Mickey’ in BBC Tv's “Hustle”. His London stage credits include "Company" at the Donmar Warehouse and Albery in 1996; "The Tregedy of Hamlet" at the Young Vic in 2001; and "Henry V" at the Olivier, NT in 2003.
Sanaa Lathan played ‘Michelle Landau’ in the television series “Nip/Tuck” and her many film roles include “Out of Time”. She also starred in the Broadway production of “A Raisin in the Sun”.