Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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Music Box Theatre (New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.
New York, NY
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Two hours and 50 minutes with one intermission
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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.

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 3/09/2014
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Everyman Theatre Continues 'The World of the Play' with MUST THE SHOW GO ON? Panel Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

Today, March 8th, Everyman Theatre welcomes top-level theatrical professionals for its panel discussion entitled 'Must the Show Go On?.' The panel is a part of the new discussion series, The World of the Play, which began earlier this season. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens 3/21 at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre will present Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, March 21 - April 20 in The Harriett Theatre. (more...)

'Always Something Left to Love...' Meet the Full Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 7, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8, for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

28th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literacy Festival to Feature HOTEL PLAYS, GREEN EYES & More, 3/19-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

With the reopening of one of the country's oldest community theaters and some unique staging in unexpected venues, New Orleans' historic French Quarter will pulse with productions of Tennessee Williams' works, as well as some inspired by or dedicated to the legendary playwright and his life in the city he considered his "spiritual home." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 3/30/2014
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City Theatre Presents GROUNDED, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

City Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Grounded, a high-intensity drama by George Brant. Directed by Jenn Thompson, Grounded runs from today, March 29 to May 4, 2014 in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio, with an Opening Night performance on Friday, April 4 at 8pm. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Runs 4/2-27 at Archbold Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Glass Menagerie is the play that launched Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams' career and is among the masterworks of the American stage. Drawn from Williams' life, this moving play explores the illusory nature of dreams and the fragility of hope. Abandoned by the father of her children, Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor for her shy and vulnerable daughter, Laura. Tom, the restless and sensitive son who narrates the story, eases his frustrations with nighttime escapes 'to the movies.' At Amanda's urgings, Tom asks a co-worker to dinner. Can this 'gentleman caller' offer any light to these bruised souls clinging to the tattered edges of lost dreams and faded hopes? (more...)

Perseverance Theatre's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF to Open 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Perseverance Theatre opens Pulitzer Prize winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tenessee Williams. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is showing in the Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts April 11 - 27, 2014. Tickets are now available through Centertix online at centertix.net or by calling 263-ARTS. There is a Pay-As-You-Can Previews on Thursday, April 10th at 7:30p.m. (more...)

ALL MY SONS, DIVIDING THE ESTATE & More Set for Raven Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Raven Theatre's 32nd Season, under the theme 'Family Business,' will include four plays exploring the nature of family ties, according to Producing Artistic Director Michael Menendian and Co-Artistic Director JoAnn Montemurro. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage's THE WHALE Extends Through 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Due to critical and popular acclaim, SpeakEasy Stage Company is adding one additional week of performances to its New England premiere production of THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Ninth Annual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Benefit!
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 25, 2014

The ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards, a one-night-only performance produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York, took place last night. This year's special event featured the talents of Michael Berresse (Kiss Me, Kate; A Chorus Line), Tony winner Beth Leavel (Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone), Tony winner Debra Monk (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, TV's 'Girls'), Ken Page (Ain't Misbehavin', Cats), Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Tony nominee Andrew Rannells(The Book of Mormon, TV's 'Girls'), Tony nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, TV's 'Johnny and the Sprites.'), and more This year's edition of Broadway Backwards (#bwaybackwards) was held at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W 45th Street, NYC), current home to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. BroadwayWorld was there for the after party festivities and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Rare Tennessee Williams Story Published
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Before his mother became the model for Blanche DuBois of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and his sister the inspiration for Laura Wingfield of 'The Glass Menagerie,' Tennessee Williams drew upon a college girlfriend if only in name to tell a story of desire, drunkenness and regret. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp & Andrea Anders Join Cast of CBS' Comedy Pilot CUZ-BROS
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The project 'centers on Nick (Stults), a successful, suave ladies man working as a sportscaster for a local Los Angeles TV station whose perfect life gets turned upside down when his mess of a cousin needs a place to stay. Rupp plays Merle, Nick's sweet, no-nonsense, widowed mother who lives nearby. Anders plays Stacey, the smart, tough lead anchor of the local news in L.A. where Nick does the sports.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 3/23/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 3/23/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 3/23/2014
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Showtime Ups Broadway's Emily Bergl to SHAMELESS Regular
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Showtime has promoted Broadway veteran and cabaret performer Emily Bergl to series regular on the dramedy SHAMELESS. (more...)

BROADWAY BACKWARDS at Al Hirschfeld Theatre to Offer Day-Of Rush Tickets, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

A limited number of $40 rush tickets for the much-anticipated ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards will be released for sale at 6:30 PM Monday, March 24, 2014. The rush tickets will be sold outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). They will not be available at the box office. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, cash only and are limited to two tickets per person. The show begins at 8 PM. (more...)

Debra Monk & Mary-Louise Parker to Reunite for NBC's FEED ME
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

According to Deadline, stage and screen star Debra Monk has signed on to join her former Broadway co-star, Mary-Louise Parker, in NBC's upcoming comedy pilot FEED ME. The pair previously appeared in PRELUDE TO A KISS and RECKLESS onstage together. (more...)

Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production! (more...)

2014 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

A stellar group of literary, theater and musical talent will gather for the 2014 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, marking its 28th anniversary, today, March 19-23. (more...)

28th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literacy Festival to Feature HOTEL PLAYS, GREEN EYES & More, 3/19-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

With the reopening of one of the country's oldest community theaters and some unique staging in unexpected venues, New Orleans' historic French Quarter will pulse with productions of Tennessee Williams' works, as well as some inspired by or dedicated to the legendary playwright and his life in the city he considered his "spiritual home." (more...)

City Theatre to Present GROUNDED, 3/29-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

City Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Grounded, a high-intensity drama by George Brant. Directed by Jenn Thompson, Grounded runs from March 29 to May 4, 2014 in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio, with an Opening Night performance on Friday, April 4 at 8pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 3/16/2014
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Austin Pendleton & Jen Danby Set for SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Talkbacks, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

vTalkback dates with director Austin Pendleton and Jen Danby have been confirmed for tonight, March 14 and March 16 & 22nd. The March 16th talkback will be led by Sissy Gamache of The Sissy Gamache Show. (more...)

Public Theater's Steven Soderbergh-Helmed THE LIBRARY with Chloe Grace Moretz Begins Previews 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere of THE LIBRARY on Tuesday, March 25, written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, THE LIBRARY will run through Sunday, April 27, in The Public's Newman Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Stage DEAR ELIZABETH, 4/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents the regional premiere of Dear Elizabeth running April 2-27 on the Steinbright Stage. Lisa Rothe directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tomorrow, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway! (more...)

Norm Lewis, Rachel York, Roger Rees, Julie White & More Added to BROADWAY BACKWARDS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The roster of stars continues to expand for Broadway Backwards with today's additions of Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, TV's 'Scandal'), Roger Rees (co-director of Peter and the Starcatcher, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby), Julie White (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Little Dog Laughed), and Rachel York (Encores! Little Me, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). (more...)

Terrence Howard to Join Vince Vaughn & Hailee Steinfeld in TERM LIFE
by Movies News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

According to Deadline, Oscar winner Terrence Howard has signed on to join Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld in the upcoming thriller TERM LIFE. Peter Billingsley will direct the film, scripted by A.J. Lieberman, and based on Nick Thornborrow's novel. (more...)

GHOSTS Opens 22 May at Southbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

More than a hundred years since it alarmed censors, appalled critics and thrilled audiences Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts remains as sensational and electric as ever. Opening Thursday 22 May 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, internationally renowned Australian director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct this unflinching critique of marriage and social convention. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Returns to STAGES St. Louis 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

STAGES St. Louis will welcome back to the stage, after unprecedented demand, Always... Patsy Cline, beginning April 22, 2014 to The Playhouse at Westport Plaza. Always... Patsy Cline was originally produced by STAGES during its record-breaking 27th Season, which resulted in two added performances and historic attendance. Nightly, the audiences stopped the show with thunderous applause for numbers like 'Crazy,' 'Lovesick Blues,' and 'Your Cheating Heart.' (more...)

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Cleveland Play House's INFORMED CONSENT Takes to the Second Stage, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The 2013-2014 season at Cleveland Play House (CPH) continues with the compelling world premiere production of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent. Co-produced with Geva Theatre Center, this incredibly thought-provoking production is inspired by the real life court case between the Havasupai Indian tribe and Arizona State University, and sparks an intriguing debate on both ethicality and morality. Directed by Sean Daniels and Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth, Informed Consent will serve as the centerpiece to CPH's 2014 New Ground Theatre Festival and will run from April 23 - May 18 in the Second Stage. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Stages DEAR ELIZABETH, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents the regional premiere of Dear Elizabeth running today, April 2-27 on the Steinbright Stage. Lisa Rothe directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Runs Now thru 4/27 at Archbold Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The Glass Menagerie is the play that launched Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams' career and is among the masterworks of the American stage. Drawn from Williams' life, this moving play explores the illusory nature of dreams and the fragility of hope. Abandoned by the father of her children, Amanda is obsessed with finding a suitor for her shy and vulnerable daughter, Laura. Tom, the restless and sensitive son who narrates the story, eases his frustrations with nighttime escapes 'to the movies.' At Amanda's urgings, Tom asks a co-worker to dinner. Can this 'gentleman caller' offer any light to these bruised souls clinging to the tattered edges of lost dreams and faded hopes? (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp Joins the Parker Playhouse WinterStage Series in Mark St. Germain's BECOMING DR. RUTH, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Matthew Lombardo present the Barrington Stage production of Becoming Dr. Ruth with Debra Jo Rupp as Dr. Ruth Westheimer at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale from tonight, April 16 through Sunday, April 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 31for the acclaimed Mark St. Germain play, which is directed by Julianne Boyd and is part of the WinterStage Series at the Parker Playhouse. The production comes direct from New York and will be produced by Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess. (more...)

Mississippi Mud to Present SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC. The company produces Tennessee Williams' one-acts Moony's Kid Don't Cry, directed by Jen Danby; The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, directed by Daniel Capalbo, Jr, with Miss Danby as Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, an early sketch of Blanche DuBois; and Interior: Panic, an early sketch of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Edward Bergen and starring Jen Danby and Colleen Leone as sisters Blanche and Grace. Three plays, music, raffles and refreshments. Tickets on sale online @ http://shotguncottage.brownpapertickets.com - $25 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior, $10 Under 18. (more...)

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Perseverance Theatre's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Perseverance Theatre opens Pulitzer Prize winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tenessee Williams. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is showing in the Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts today, April 11 - 27, 2014. Tickets are now available through Centertix online at centertix.net or by calling 263-ARTS. There is a Pay-As-You-Can Previews on Thursday, April 10th at 7:30p.m. (more...)

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY to Celebrate Songs of Andrew Lippa at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 27 May - 14 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Chocolate Factory is delighted to invite you to The Life of the Party - A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa, a spectacular evening with one of Broadway's most exciting composers and lyricists. It takes place 27 May - 14 June 2014 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

James Earl Jones to Star in Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU This Fall?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Showbiz411 writes that James Earl Jones will likely appear on Broadway this fall in a revival of Kaufman and Hart's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, directed by Michael Wilson. (more...)

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