STAGE TUBE: Benjamin Walker and Ciaran Hinds Talk CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF on the Leonard Lopate Show
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Scarlett Johansson as Maggie, Ciarán Hinds as Big Daddy, Benjamin Walker as Brick and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Debra Monk as Big Mama. Directed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) and will run through March 30, 2013.
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.
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