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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - 1974 - Broadway

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.


ANTA Washington Square Theatre

(New York, NY)
40 W. 4th St.
by Jo Fisher - May 9, 2020
My relationship with Nuffield Southampton Theatres technically started at the end of my final year of university, in a completely untheatrical way, when I trod the boards during my graduation ceremony. I was soon back as a Master's student, however; I bagged a few tickets to see Headlong's 2012 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet as payment for flyering across the University of Southampton's campuses. 
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
A new play by David Greig, Adventures with the Painted People, originally commissioned by Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of the theatre's 2020 season, and now a BBC ARTS a?" Culture in Quarantine, BBC Radio 3, Naked Productions, Pitlochry Festival Theatre in association with The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh production, is set to have its première on Sunday, 7 June at 7.30pm on BBC Radio 3 as part of the BBC Arts' Culture in Quarantine season.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
Karen Zacarias's hilarious play Destiny of Desire was set to end Milwaukee Rep's 2019/20 Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse. While the hope was to delay the production to June, that option is no longer possible.
by Laura Fuller - May 4, 2020
Curve Theatre in Leicester, currently led by Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, has developed a reputation for producing and programming bold and innovative work, with many productions going on to tour both in the UK and internationally. Chris and Nikolai talk to BroadwayWorld about their time at Curve, hopes for the theatre's future, and how audiences can support the theatre industry during these difficult times.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2020 award winners' (originally scheduled for Monday, April 20) for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included: Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power.
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre announced today cast details for a special edition of its breakout 50in50 monologue showcase series - 50in50: Love in the Time of Corona - with title inspiration from the classic novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Nobel prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Nathen Lee Graham and producer Justin Weatherby have announced a private reading of the new play NAT QUEEN COLE by Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin to be presented on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 PM and Friday, March 13 at 4:00 PM in at a Midtown New York location.
by Walter McBride - Mar 5, 2020
BroadwayWorld remembers James Lipton, executive producer, writer, and host of the Bravo cable television series Inside The Actors Studio.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
All My Sons tells the story of Joe Keller, a successful, middle-aged, self-made man who has done a terrible and tragic thing. He framed his business partner for a crime and engineered his own exoneration. Now, his son is about to marry the partner's daughter, the affair is revisited, and his lie of a life is unraveled. In All My Sons, Arthur Miller creates a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love, and loss, and demands its audience examine their own social responsibilities to all the sons and daughters of American wars.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga closes out the 2019a?"2020 season at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, performing at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 and at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
New Conservatory Theatre Center has announced the line-up for NCTC's 2020-21 subscription season, looking beyond the current closure of local theatres and forward to a healthy future after the COVID-19 crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
After careful deliberation, the multi-award-winning Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis (TWSTL) finds it necessary to push their 5th Annual event to summer due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
Rose Theatre Kingston has released the following statement regarding upcoming performances: 
by Emily Yorgey - Jun 29, 2020
In an effort to celebrate all of the amazing local theatre Southwest Florida did get to see prior to COVID-19 shutdowns, I reached out to local directors, actors, students, artists, etc., asking if they would answer a couple questions about their experiences with theatre from this past season and what they're most looking forward to next season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC), currently in its 34th season, has announced the COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE SEMINAR on July 11th at 10:00am.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has reported that community theater groups such as ProArts Playhouse and  Maui OnStage are figuring out how to prepare to bring productions back to the stage in the time of the health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Original Theatre Company's recent critically acclaimed, innovative online production of Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's best-selling novel Birdsong has spurred the company on to produce another online production while theatres remain closed to live performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Broadway veteran Lance Roberts' guest this week is Two Time Tony Award winner, Donna Murphy. The conversation features Lance and his guest talking about THE MOMENT his guest got THE CALL to make their Broadway debut. This week is special since Lance And Donna have been friends since high school and started the dream together.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2020
Lance Roberts (Peewee Herman on Broadway, Sister Act, Ghost, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Act One, Finding Neverland, Sunset Blvd and My Fair Lady) launches his new show, Broadway's Calling with Lance Roberts.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Robert Hastie's new production of Coriolanus. The production follows his critically acclaimed productions of Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Joining previously announced cast member Tom Bateman are Hermon Berhane, Mudassar Dar, Stella Gonet, Esther McAuley, Remmie Milner, Theo Ogundipe, Louis J Rhone, Eddie-Joe Robinson, Kate Rutter, Malcolm Sinclair, Katy Stephens, Ben Wiggins and Alex Young. The company is completed by members of Sheffield People's Theatre, Sheffield Theatres' intergenerational theatre company.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2020
Later tonight, Scarlett Johansson has not one, but two chances at Oscars gold. The double nominee, who earned her very first nods this year, joins the company of just eleven other stars who have earned two acting nominations at once.
by Emily Yorgey - Feb 7, 2020
There is a lot of fantastic theatre happening in Southwest Florida on Valentine's Day; whether you want to take a significant other, friend, or yourself out for a date night to see some excellent live theatre, here are 12 fun options! Check them out below.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The Second City has announced the addition of Adam Archer to its 108th Mainstage revue as he takes over the roles of former ensemble member Andrew Knox. Archer steps on to the historic stage with dynamite cast members Mary Catherine Curran, Sarah Dell'Amico, Asia Martin, Jordan Savusa, and Adam Schreck.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
This year begins with the UK première of Kate Attwell's Testmatch, a co-production with Theatre Royal Bath exploring power, history, colonialism, gender and sexuality a?" all through the lens of women's cricket. The creative team, today announced, includes Nicole Charles (Director), Camilla Clarke (Design), Jess Bernberg (Lighting Design), Max Pappenheim (Sound Design), Chris Whittaker (Movement Director), Amy Ball (Casting Director) and Aysha Kala (Assistant Director). Charles directs Komal Amin, Subika Anwar-Khan, Bessie Carter, Sally Messham, Lotte Rice and Tripti Tripuraneni.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Milwaukee Rep Has Announced the Complete Cast and Creative Teams for the Final Productions of the 2019/20 Season including the world premiere Antonio's Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son by Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez in the Stiemke Studio March 24 - April 5, 2020; the world premiere event Hootenanny: The Musicale by celebrated musician David Lutken in the Stackner Cabaret March 27 - May 24, 2020; and the telenovela of passion and deception Destiny of Desire by Karen Zacarías in the Quadracci Powerhouse April 21 - May 17, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Farmers Alley Theatre is honoring the life of one of America's greatest playwrights, Neil Simon, with his Pulitzer Prize Winning masterwork, Lost in Yonkers, running March 13-29.  Farmers Alley Theatre is also pleased to announce that thanks in large part to several local organizations, we will be reinstating our Student Ticket Initiative for this production, which provided free student tickets to those who wish to attend the show (subject to availability). 
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Lisa Dawn Cave, top Broadway stage manager (Frozen, Fun Home, The Color Purple), is featured in this episode of THEATER: All the Moving Parts, hosted by Patrick Pacheco, premiering on Friday, February 21st at 10:30PM on CUNY TV. From her backstage perch, on headset and in front of a monitor, Ms. Cave's responsibility is tantamount to landing a starship, calling over hundreds of technical and automation cues to the stage crew in the course of any given show. In the case of Disney's Frozen, she began writing in her a?oecall scripta?? from day one of rehearsal, detailing every minute change, and marshaling not only a cast of forty but also dozens of creative personnel, including lights, costumes, scenery, and video.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williamsa?"directed by Brian Ernsberger comes to First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne Street. Tickets available online at
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Alexandra Palace's restored Victorian Theatre will present the London premieres of two new productions later this year; Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (30 September a?" 11 October) and a new adaption of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol by Mark Gatiss (27 November a?" 10 January). Tickets for both productions are on sale at
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
The Los Angeles International Dance Festival (LAIDF) presents Debbie Allen's FREEZE FRAME, Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies together onstage for one night only in 'Dancing For Life!' at The Orpheum Theater on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
The Billie Holiday Theatre is proud to announce the cast and selected writers for the fourth monologue showcase of its popular series - 50in50: Letters to Our Sons.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Casting announced for the world premiere of brand new musical Stages which comes to VAULT Festival this March, written and composed by Christian Czornyj and directed by Adam Lenson.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Full casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Alisha Bailey (Francine/Lena), Maddy Hill (Betsy/Lindsey), Andrew Langtree (Karl/Steve), and Richard Lintern (Russ/Dan), who join the previously announced Michael Fox (Jim/Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev/Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert/Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival, a celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams, is proud to share that Award-Winning actress Kathleen Turner joins the lineup for the 34th annual Festival. More than a typical book festival, TWNOLF showcases award-winning writers, actors, musicians, and other artists in over 150 events in the French Quarter and other New Orleans venues.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
The HCLAB Theatre Company and the Art of Acting Studio are proud to present its second annual Old Play Reading Festival, a twist on the concept of a a?oenewa?? play festival that instead honors plays in the classic theatre canon. The festival features alumni, faculty, administration, and friends of the Art of Acting Los Angeles and Stella Adler Studio of Acting NYC communities.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2020
5 Time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee, Wayne Brady (Kinky Boots, Freestyle Love Supreme, Hamilton) is next up on Broadway's Calling with Lance Roberts.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
A TENNESSEE Williams play lost for 60 years will make its Australian premiere at the Last Drop Canning Vale.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2020
These books, many of which were written by stage managers either present or former, will teach people looking to break into stage management all about the basics. Some are aimed at students, or those just beginning their careers. With tips and tricks, inside information, and much more, there's something for every aspiring stage manager here!
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020
Pitlochry Festival Theatre has today announced the postponement of their Summer Season, prioritising the health and wellbeing of all audiences, artists, and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The season, which has been moved to 2021, will be replaced by a series of digital works as part of Shades of Tay.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Theater to Go will present the full production of Mark Violi's gripping drama, RIDING THE COMET, as presented at the Hudson Guild Theater in NYC, August 2017. The production is available for online viewing at your leisure from Friday May 1 - Tuesday May 5.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
The AUDELCO and Obie-Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre will present a special virtual edition of its popular 50in50 monologue showcase series with the highly anticipated 50in50:Letters to Our Sons as part of its new #StayAtHome Reading Series, an innovative online play reading series.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Donna Southern Schmidt, a local, professional costume designer who works regularly with MST as well as other Houston theaters, has found a way to make good use of her forced hiatus by sewing masks for medical workers. But these are not ordinary masks. She's using fabric remnants from plays she designed for Main Street Theater (MST). 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2020
Today's top stories: The Actors Fund's Ragtime concert has been rescheduled for the fall, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
Six new productions will be available for teachers and pupils to access at home via the National Theatre Collection in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing and ProQuest.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
The Billie Holiday Theatre will present the third reading under its new #StayAtHome Reading Series with a special reading of James's Sheldon's Reparations, the critically acclaimed play which had its world premiere at The Billie last November.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
Anika Noni Rose will be reading bedtime stories to your little ones via Instagram with Bedtime Stories for the Littles! Bedtime Stories for the Littles will be taking place on her on her IGTV every Sunday at 7:30PM ET.