Photo Coverage: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Opening Night Curtain Call & After Party

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). The After Party was held at Strata.

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.

CURTAIN CALL


Ensemble


Ensemble


Giancarlo Esposito and Lisa Arrindell Anderson


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Phylicia Rashad


Phylicia Rashad and James Earl Jones


Anika Noni Rose and Terrence Howard


Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Debbie Allen (Director), Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad


Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Debbie Allen (Director), Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad


Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Anika Noni Rose, Debbie Allen, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad


Terrence Howard, Debbie Allen and James Earl Jones


Debbie Allen (Director) and sister, Phylicia Rashad


Terrence Howard, Debbie Allen and James Earl Jones


Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen and James Earl Jones


Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, James Earl Jones and Lou Myers


Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, James Earl Jones and Lou Myers


Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad


Anika Noni Rose and Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad


Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad


Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad


Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen


Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad


Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen


Giancarlo Esposito, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen


Giancarlo Esposito, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad and James Earl Jones


Phylicia Rashad


Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen and James Earl Jones


Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen


Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen

AFTER PARTY


James Earl Jones


James Earl Jones and wife


James Earl Jones and wife


James Earl Jones


James Earl Jones


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard with daughter Heaven, Morgan Freeman and Deena Freeman


Terrence Howard with daughter Heaven, Morgan Freeman and Deena Freeman


Terrence Howard with daughter Heaven


Terrence Howard and Lynn Whitfield


Terrence Howard and Lynn Whitfield


Lou Myers


Vivian Nixon


Vivian Nixon


Vivian Nixon


Vivian Nixon


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Bethany Butler


Bethany Butler


Bethany Butler


Bethany Butler


Marissa Chisolm


Marissa Chisolm


Giancarlo Esposito


Giancarlo Esposito and family


Giancarlo Esposito and family


Morgan Freeman


Morgan Freeman


Morgan Freeman and Kirsten Haglund - Miss America


Maurice Hines


Maurice Hines and Debbie Allen


Debbie Allen


Debbie Allen


Debbie Allen


Debbie Allen


Debbie Allen

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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.