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Photo Coverage: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opening Night Party!

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, opened last night January 17, and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture all of the excitement and glamour of the evening. Check out photos from the opening night party below!

The show will play a limited engagement through March 30, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street).

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.

Photos by Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opening Night Party!

Photo Coverage: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opening Night Party!
Director Rob Ashford

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Director Rob Ashford

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Young Ensemble Actors

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Tanya Birl

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Tanya Birl

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Brian Reddy

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T.J. Kenneally & Leighton Bryan

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T.J. Kenneally

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Leighton Bryan

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T.J. Kenneally & Leighton Bryan

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Michael Park

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Michael Park

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Alex Hurt

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Alex Hurt

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Will Cobbs

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Will Cobbs

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Vin Knight

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Amelia White

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Amelia White

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Lance Roberts

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Lance Roberts

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Richard Ridge & Harvey Evans

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Benjamin Walker

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Benjamin Walker

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Benjamin Walker

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Lance Roberts & Emily Bergl

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Emily Bergl

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Emily Bergl

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Emily Bergl

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Emily Bergl

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Emily Bergl

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Debra Monk

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Debra Monk

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Ciaran Hinds

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Ciaran Hinds

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Ciaran Hinds

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Ciaran Hinds & Debra Monk

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Ciaran Hinds & Debra Monk

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Ciaran Hinds & Debra Monk

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Scarlett Johansson

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Benjamin Walker & Scarlett Johansson

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Benjamin Walker & Scarlett Johansson

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Benjamin Walker & Scarlett Johansson

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Benjamin Walker & Scarlett Johansson

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Benjamin Walker & Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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