Off-Broadway: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Theatre at St. Clements)

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by Gregory Bernard on July 12, 2022

in Theater-New York

A new production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens this week at The Theater at St. Clements. 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. Previews begin July 15; opening night is July 24, 2002.

The Pulitzer Prize-winner is set on the Mississippi estate of Big Daddy Pollitt, a domineering cotton tycoon and patriarch of a viperous family in turmoil, on the dual occasion of his 65th birthday 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, and Brick’s jealous scheming older brother Gooper and his wife Mae. As they come together, everyone knows about Big Daddy’s terminal cancer diagnosis except for him and Big Mama. Premiering on Broadway in 1955, Cat…  was made into a 1958 filmstarring Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie and Paul Newman as Brick.

The cast of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof includes: Sonoya Mizuno (HBO’s House of the Dragon; Crazy Rich Asians) as Maggie in her New York stage debut, Matt de Rogatis (Lone Star) as Brick, Christian Jules Le Blanc (The Young and the Restless) as Big Daddy, Tony-nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden; Romance / Romance) as Big Mama, Spencer Scott (The Glass Menagerie) as Gooper, Tiffan Borelli (Million Dollar Quartet) as Mae, Jim Kempner (Red) as Doc Baugh, Milton Elliott (Biloxi Blues) as Rev. Tooker and Carly Gold (The Ferryman) as The No Neck Monsters. Austin Pendleton (The Minutes) will be joining the company as Doc Baugh on July 25.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Ruth Stage
The Theater at St. Clements, 423 W. 46th Street
previews begin July 15; opens July 24, 2002.
for tickets ($39-125), visit Ruth Stage or Telecharge

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