Off-Broadway Theater Postponement: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Opening Summer 2022)

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by Gregory Bernard on December 24, 2021

in Theater-New York

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in a new production by Ruth Stage, has announced that the upcoming off-Broadway engagement, scheduled to begin on January 14 at The Theater at St. Clements, has been postponed until Summer, 2022 due to the current health situation. Directed by Joe Rosario (Flowers for Algernon), this is the first production of the Tennessee Williams play that his estate has allowed to be produced off-Broadway. The cast of the play will remain intact for the summer engagement, July 15 – August 14, 2022, at The Theater at St. Clements.
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is set in the Mississippi estate of Big Daddy Pollit, a domineering cotton tycoon and patriarch of a viperous family in turmoil, on the dual occasion of his 65thbirthday and (alleged) clean bill of health. The play focuses on the tempestuous relationship between his grieving, alcoholic, former star athlete son, Brick, and Brick’s fiery, outspoken wife, Maggie, his scheming elder son and daughter-in-law, and their weaponized brood of “no-neck monsters.” As they come together, everyone knows about Big Daddy’s terminal cancer diagnosis except for him and Big Mama.
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Premiering on Broadway in 1955 (and winning the Pulitzer Prize), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof has been revived five times on the main stem and was made into a film in 1958 starring Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie and Paul Newman as Brick.
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The cast will include: Sonoya Mizuno (HBO’s House of the Dragon; Crazy Rich Asians) as Maggie in her stage debut, Matt de Rogatis (Lone Star) as Brick, Christian Jules Le Blanc (3 Time Daytime Emmy Award Winner for The Young and the Restless) as Big Daddy,  Alison Fraser (2 Time Tony Award nominee; The Secret Garden; Romance / Romance) as Big Mama, Austin Pendleton (The Little Foxes) as Doc Baugh, Milton Elliott (Biloxi Blues) as Rev. Tooker, Tiffan Borelli (Million Dollar Quartet) as Mae, Carly Gold (The Ferryman) as The No Neck Monsters, and Spencer Scott (The Glass Menagerie) as Gooper. The creative team includes scenic design by Matt Imhoff (Disney’s High School Musical), lighting design by Steve Wolf (The Glass Menagerie), and sound design by Ben Levine (All Is Calm at the Sheen Center).
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Ruth Stage at Theatre at St. Clement’s 
423 West 46 Street (Between 9th and 10th Avenues)
July 15 – August 14, 2022
for tickets, visit Ruth Stage

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