Emily Bergl, Michael Park and More Join Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Emily Bergl, Michael Park and More Join Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Additional casting and the design team has been announced for Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF starring Scarlett Johansson as Maggie, Ciarán Hinds as Big Daddy, Benjamin Walker as Brick and Debra Monk as Big Mama, directed by Rob Ashford. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will open at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Previews will begin Tuesday, December 18. This limited engagement runs 15 weeks only, through March 30, 2013.

Joining the cast are Emily Bergl (Mae), Michael Park (Gooper), Vin Knight (Reverend Tooker), Brian Reddy (Doctor Baugh). The cast also includes Will Cobbs, Tanya Birl, Jordan Dean, Lance Roberts and Cherene Snow.

The design team is comprised of Christopher Oram (Scenic Design), Julie Weiss (Costume Design), Neil Austin (Lighting Design) and Adam Cork (Composer and Sound Design).

In CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, "Big Daddy" Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. He is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and his beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is produced by Stuart Thompson, Jon B. Platt, The Araca Group, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Ruth Hendel, Carl Moellenberg, Scott & Brian Zeilinger,
Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Scott Rudin.

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929. Group sales (of 20 or more) are available by calling 212-840-3890. Tickets will be available in person beginning November 19 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre box office at 226 West 46th Street.

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