Photo Coverage: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Opening Night Arrivals

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The all African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by multiple Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee Debbie Allen (TV's "Fame," Sweet Charity, West Side Story) officially opened on Thursday March 6, 2008 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th St). 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof stars an award-winning cast including the Broadway debut of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow, Crash), Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Phylicia Rashad (Gem of the Ocean, A Raisin in the Sun, TV's "Cosby Show"), Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (Film: Dreamgirls, Broadway's Caroline or Change), and winner of two Tony Awards, four Emmys, a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award and the National Medal of Arts, James Earl Jones (Fences, The Great White Hope). The cast also features Lisa Arrindell Anderson ("Girlfriends"), Lou Myers (The Color Purple), Count Stovall and Giancarlo Esposito (Ali).

"Hypocrisy, greed and secret passions threaten to tear apart a wealthy but dysfunctional Mississippi family in Tennessee Williams' stunning American masterpiece. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof searingly portrays the larger-than-life characters of Maggie 'the Cat,' her alcoholic husband, Brick, and the domineering family patriarch, Big Daddy," describe press notes.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof began performances on Tuesday, February 12. Tickets are on sale through June 22, 2008 at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239- 6200. Group Sales: www.broadwayinbound.com For more information visit www.Cat2008onBroadway.com

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof officially opened Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the Broadhurst Theatre


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof officially opened Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the Broadhurst Theatre


Eartha Kitt


Eartha Kitt


Eartha Kitt


Kirsten Haglund


Kirsten Haglund


Kirsten Haglund


Kirsten Haglund


James Lipton


Elisabeth Withers-Mendes


Elisabeth Withers-Mendes


Elisabeth Withers-Mendes


Sirak Sabahat


Sirak Sabahat


Sirak Sabahat


Sirak Sabahat


Suzanne DePasse


Suzanne DePasse


Kelly Woodard


Kelly Woodard


Kelly Woodard


Kelly Woodard


Kelly Woodard


Berry Gordy


Berry Gordy


Hank Aaron


Hank Aaron


Hank Aaron and wife


Hank Aaron


Boris Kodjoe


Boris Kodjoe


Boris Kodjoe


Spike Lee


Spike Lee and wife


Spike Lee and wife


Giancarlo Esposito


Giancarlo Esposito


Jeremy Piven


Jeremy Piven


Jeremy Piven


Jeremy Piven


Jeremy Piven


Pauletta Washington


Pauletta Washington


Morgan Freeman


Cicely Tyson


Cicely Tyson


Cicely Tyson


Lynn Whitfield


Lynn Whitfield


Lynn Whitfield


Lynn Whitfield


Lynn Whitfield


Cady Huffman


Cady Huffman


Cady Huffman


Kelly Killoren Benison


Kelly Killoren Benison


Brenda Braxton


Brenda Braxton


Brenda Braxton


Sarah Jones


Sarah Jones


Tonya Pinkins


Tonya Pinkins


Tonya Pinkins


Debbie Allen (Director)


Debbie Allen and Berry Gordon


Debbie Allen and Pauletta Washington


Debbie Allen


Debbie Allen and mother Vivienne


Debbie Allen and mother Vivienne


Norm Dixon and Debbie Allen with son and daughter


Norm Dixon and Debbie Allen with family


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof officially opened Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the Broadhurst Theatre

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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.