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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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CINDERELLA, MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Set for African-American Shakespeare Company 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company has announced the lineup for its 18th season. The season marks African-American Shakespeare Company's third season under the artistic leadership of acclaimed actor and director L. Peter Callender. The season opens in December with an enchanting holiday production of CINDERELLA; this new take on the timeless fairytale has become a seasonal favorite for families and children of all ages. The season continues in March with William Shakespeare's quintessential comedy MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. Closing the season in April is Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Productions will be staged at the Buriel Clay Theater at the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco. Subscriptions for the 2012-13 season go on sale May 12. (more...)

HIGH Plays Royal Alexandra Theatre, Now thru 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

Two-time Golden Globe® winner, Academy Award® & Tony Award® nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Toronto in the National Tour of Matthew Lombardo's play HIGH, tonight, May 8 through May 13, 2012, at The Royal Alexandra Theatre. Directed by Rob Ruggiero, HIGH also features Evan Jonigkeit as "Cody Randall" and Timothy Altmeyer as "Father Michael Delpapp". (more...)

Photo Blast From The Past: The 2012 Tony Nominees - The Men
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2012

Awards season is in full swing and to celebrate all of the 2011-2012 nominees, we've dug deep into our archives to bring you vintage photos of all of the talent during special moments in their careers. Check out the 2011-2012 Tony-nominated men below! (more...)

Raven Theatre's 2012/2013 Season to Include THE BIG KNIFE, BOY GETS GIRL and More
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Producing Artistic Director Michael Menendian and Co-Artistic Director JoAnn Montemurro announce Raven Theatre's 30th anniversary 2012/2013 season, which includes The Big Knife by Clifford Odets, Boy Gets Girl, by Chicago playwright, Rebecca Gilman; A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller and Brighton Beach Memoirs (rights pending) by Neil Simon. (more...)

Erika Sheffer to Receive Vineyard's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Vineyard Theatre will present its 5th annual Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to emerging playwright Erika Sheffer, author of the play RUSSIAN TRANSPORT, it has been announced by Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern. (more...)

Diversionary Theatre Presents THE PRIDE, 4/5-5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

After successful runs in London and New York, Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride makes its San Diego premiere in an all-new production at Diversionary Theatre beginning April 5. (more...)

Harry Bouvy to Star in Staged Reading of ON THE TREETOP by Jay Russell on 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Jay Russell and Adam Fitzgerald have announced two upcoming staged readings of ON THE TREETOP (by Jay Russell) on Monday, June 18th at 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM at the Alvin Ailey Studios. The facility is located at 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). The reading is an invited presentation. (more...)

Scarlett Johansson to Lead 2013 Broadway Revival of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF? Chris Pine, Jeremy Renner to Co-Star?
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The New York Times reports today that a Scarlett Johansson is in talks to star in a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway in the Spring of 2013. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Announces 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The major new programming PSF introduced last summer will serve as the model for the company's 2012 season and feature (more...)

Lindy and Greg Pendzick Star in World War II-era Themed SEE ROCK CITY, Opening 5/31
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2012

Real-life acting spouses Lindy and Greg Pendzick play a fictional romantic couple in Arlene Hutton's See Rock City, described as "a tender, moving play" that opens at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse tonight, May 31. (more...)

Tom Degnan Stars in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, 7/19-8/5
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season will feature daytime television star Tom Degnan in the role of Brick Pollitt in Tennessee William's Pulitzer Prize winning classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Plays Toronto Centre for the Arts, 7/10-29
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the 'Father of Rock 'n' Roll,' who discovered them all. The four young musicians united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions of all time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Scarlett Johansson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Star of stage and screen Scarlett Johansson was honored in Hollywood yesterday with the 2,470th star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Johansson was presented with the award by the Honorable Mayor Eric Garcetti. (more...)

GoKash Productions Presents TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Now thru 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Topdog / Underdog is the story of two brothers, abandoned by their parents as adolescents, Lincoln and Booth. Both feeling powerless, they find themselves competing for the topdog position. Lincoln, the older brother, is now divorced, and living with Booth in a seedy, dilapidated room in a boarding house. They have no running water, but they have plenty of liquor. The room is furnished without comforts and with minimal furniture, including milk crates and a sheet of cardboard that serves as the card table for Booth to practice his 3-card monte hustle. (more...)

Magic Theatre Presents World Premiere of Luis Alfaro's BRUJA, Now thru June 24
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

Magic Theatre welcomes back award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro with the world premiere of Bruja, a reimagining of Euripides' Medea, running from tongiht, May 24 - June 24. From the critically acclaimed writer of Oedipus el Rey, comes a contemporary story so haunting and sensual, it explodes one of the ancient myths most firmly embedded in our culture. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI in Chichester, Beg. June 29
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

Keith Baxter, Michael Feast, William Gaunt, Joe McGann and Lizzie McInnerny are among those confirmed to appear alongside Henry Goodman in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, during Festival 2012. (more...)

Lindy and Greg Pendzick Star in World War II-era Themed SEE ROCK CITY, Opening 5/31
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2012

Real-life acting spouses Lindy and Greg Pendzick play a fictional romantic couple in Arlene Hutton's See Rock City, described as "a tender, moving play" that opens at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse on Thursday, May31. (more...)

BUZZER, CLYBOURNE PARK, et al. Set for Guthrie Theatre's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012

Following on the April 16, 2012, announcement of the Guthrie's 2012-13 season, Director Joe Dowling today announced dates for productions in the upcoming season in the Dowling Studio, as well as further details of directing and casting. (more...)

Raven Theatre Presents BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Raven Theatre closes the 2011-2012 season with, Bang the Drum Slowly, directed by Michael Menendian. Opening is tonight, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, with a reception sponsored by the Fireside Restaurant following in Raven's lobby. Tickets and information are available at www.raventheatre.com or 773-338-2177. (more...)

Scarlett Johansson 'Exhilarated and Terrified' to Return to Broadway in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Scarlett Johansson has plans to return to Broadway. The actress made her Broadway debut in 2010's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, for which she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and is eyeing a revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Tonight, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Extends Through the Summer; Now to End Run August 19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

The acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Man will extend its run through August 19, 2012. Streetcar began performances on April 3 and opened on April 22 and was originally set to end its limited run on July 22 at the Broadhurst. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Steven Pasquale Chats NBC's DO NO HARM
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2012

NBC has released a clip from its new medical drama, DO NOT HARM which will star stage veterans Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad and Michael Esper. View a sneak peek of the new series as well as an interview with Pasquale below! (more...)

Magic Theatre Presents World Premiere of Luis Alfaro's BRUJA, May 24 - June 24
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

Magic Theatre is proud to welcome back award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro with the world premiere of Bruja, a reimagining of Euripides' Medea, running from May 24 - June 24. From the critically acclaimed writer of Oedipus el Rey, comes a contemporary story so haunting and sensual, it explodes one of the ancient myths most firmly embedded in our culture. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival One Night Only Performances Include Victoria Clark and More
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has announced the lineup for its series of one night only concerts and performances. (more...)

Stephanie Rothenberg, Edward Watts Lead Guthrie Theatre's ROMAN HOLIDAY, Beg. Previews Tonight, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

The Guthrie Theater previously announced complete casting for the sparkling new musical Roman Holiday. This song-filled delight-based on the iconic 1953 Paramount Pictures film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck-includes timeless music and lyrics by Cole Porter and a book by Paul Blake. The production plays from tonght, June 9 - August 19 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage and features soul-stirring Porter standards like "Easy to Love," "Just One of Those Things" and "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye." Guthrie Associate Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany (1776, God of Carnage and A Streetcar Named Desire) directs. (more...)

Paula Vogel, Greg Pierce et al. Set for Vineyard's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award Luncheon with Linda Lavin 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

Best Actress Tony nominee Linda Lavin will be joined by an array of notable playwrights, directors and actors -- Vineyard Theatre artists all -- when she hosts The Vineyard's 5th annual luncheon presentation of the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to emerging playwright Erika Sheffer (RUSSIAN TRANSPORT), on Thursday, June 21 (12 p.m. - 2 p.m.) at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Guthrie's ROMAN HOLIDAY Rehearsal!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2012

Roman Holiday begins preview performances on June 9, opens June 15 and continues through August 19 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater. Single tickets start at $29 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 7, 2012

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Raleigh/Durham!
by Larissa Mount - Jun 7, 2012

Check out these summer offerings in the Raleigh/Durham area soon! (more...)

St. Germain's DR. RUTH, ALL THE WAY Extends Run to July 21, Pittsfield
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning regional theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, has extended the run of the world premiere of Dr. Ruth, All The Way by Mark St. Germain, directed by Julianne Boyd. Starring stage, film and television actress Debra Jo Rupp (That 70s Show), Dr. Ruth, All the Way will now run from June 19 through July 21 at St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2) at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Opening Night is Saturday, June 30 at 8pm. (more...)

Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Northam & More Lead HAY FEVER At Noel Coward
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

Joining Lindsay Duncan (Judith Bliss), Jeremy Northam (Richard Greatham), Kevin R McNally (David Bliss) and Olivia Colman (Myra Arundel) in Howard Davies' production of Noel Coward's Hay Fever are Sam Callis (Sandy Tyrell), Freddie Fox (Simon Bliss), Jenny Galloway (Clara), Amy Morgan (Jackie Coryton) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Sorel Bliss). (more...)

James Earl Jones to Receive Philadelphia's 2012 Marian Anderson Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

Mayor Michael Nutter announced today that James Earl Jones-one of the country's most critically acclaimed stage and screen actors-will receive the 2012 Marian Anderson Award. Mr. Jones will accept the Award at a Gala Concert produced in partnership with The Philadelphia Orchestra on Monday, November 19, 2012, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Kathleen Turner Helms and Stars in THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE for Long Wharf Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Kathleen Turner returns to Long Wharf Theatre during the 2012-13 season, to star in and direct The Killing of Sister George, a new adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher of the play by Frank Marcus. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Announces 'Hitchcock to Spock' Tribute to Dame Judith Anderson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2012

Adelaide Festival Centre's Performing Arts Collection will present a collection of one of the greatest dramatic actors of the 20th Century, Dame Judith Anderson. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA 3/30-6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Tony Kushner's Tony Award-winning Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Angels in America will run March 30 - June 3, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, April 14, 2012; Part One: Millennium Approaches at 3PM and Part Two: Perestroika at 8PM. (more...)

RED VELVET, ARABIAN NIGHTS & More Set for Indhu Rubasingham's First Tricycle Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Indhu Rubasingham has announced her inaugural season at The Tricycle, which will launch with the World Premiere of Red Velvet, written by Lolita Chakrabarti with Adrian Lester in the role of Ira Aldridge; followed by The Tricycle's first festive family show, The Arabian Nights, written by Mary Zimmerman and adapted from The Book Of The Thousand Nights and One Night. In 2013, The Tricycle present an Eclipse Theatre production of One Monkey Don't Stop No Show, by Don Evans, followed by another World Premiere: Paper Dolls, written by Philip Himberg and adapted from the award-winning documentary by Tomer Heymann, produced by Stanley Buchthal. (more...)

Harry Bouvy Stars in Staged Reading of ON THE TREETOP Today, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Jay Russell and Adam Fitzgerald announced two staged readings of ON THE TREETOP (by Jay Russell) today, June 18th at 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM at the Alvin Ailey Studios. The facility is located at 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). The reading is an invited presentation. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct VIVIEN LEIGH: THE LAST PRESS CONFERENCE, 7/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

Obie Award winning director Austin Pendleton is now joined by playwright Marcy Lafferty for talkbacks for Mississippi Mud Productions reprise of her stunning play, VIVIEN LEIGH: THE LAST PRESS CONFERENCE, in New York, NY, July 6, 7, & 9, 2012 at the Alexander Technique Center For Performance And Development, 330 West 38th Street, Suite 805. (more...)

Does ROMAN HOLIDAY Have A Future Home on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

Currently onstage at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis is the period musical spectacular Roman Holiday. Based on the iconic film, the show features the music of Cole Porter, including hits like 'Easy to Love,' 'Begin the Beguine,' 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye' and 'Riding High', in addition to rarely heard gems that fit perfectly into the story. The production began preview performances on June 9 and opens tonight, June 15. The run is scheduled to continue through August 19 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. Guthrie Artistic Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany helms. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Opens Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st Season, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season opens Friday with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and features William Michals and Dee Roscioli, two Broadway actors, as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett respectively. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Guthrie's ROMAN HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

Stephanie Rothenberg leads the cast of Roman Holiday as Princess Anne-a radiant young woman in Rome on a widely publicized European tour who sneaks away from her royal duties to explore the city. Rothenberg recently made her Broadway debut stepping into the role of Rosemary in the Tony-nominated revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Edward Watts plays Joe Bradley-a handsome, crafty American newspaper reporter who charms the princess. Watts most recently appeared in the long-running production of The Fantasticks in New York City. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Cancels Summer Extension; London Run in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

The acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Man has cancelled its previously announced summer extension, and will now take its final Broadway bow on its original closing date- July 22. BroadwayWorld has learned that the show might be moving to London, aiming for a Fall 2012 opening. (more...)

Rebecca Frecknall Directs SUMMER AND SMOKE at Southwark Playhouse, Now thru June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

Folie a Deux Productions in association with seeitinyourhead present SUMMER AND SMOKE by Tennessee Williams, directed by Rebecca Frecknall at The Vault, Southwark Playhouse, tonight, the 13 - 30th of June, 2012. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre in the Park's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Brings Deep South to Raleigh
by Larissa Mount - Jun 13, 2012

Kick off your summer down south in the Mississippi delta with Theatre in the Park's current production of the seminal American play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Opens Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st Season, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season opens Friday with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and features William Michals and Dee Roscioli, two Broadway actors, as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett respectively. (more...)

Confirmed! Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd, John Stamos & Elizabeth Ashley to Join THE BEST MAN in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Golden Globe Award winner Cybill Shepherd, Emmy Award nominee John Stamos, Emmy Award nominee Kristin Davis and Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley will join the cast of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN this July when original cast members Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, Kerry Butler and Angela Lansbury depart the production. (more...)

Atlantic's STOREFRONT CHURCH Extended Through 7/1; Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2012

Atlantic Theater Company today announced that the world premiere production of STOREFRONT CHURCH, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner John Patrick Shanley, has been extended an additional week in advance of officially opening tonight. (more...)

Little Theatre of Manchester's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF sizzles and simmers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winner manages to set the roof on fire, but needs a little more heat. (more...)

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