Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 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.


Eugene O'Neill Theatre

(New York, NY)
230 West 49th St.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Cherry Lane Theatre concludes their season with the World Premiere of ORIGINAL SOUND, by Adam Seidel, directed by Elena Araoz with music direction by Daniel Ocanto. ORIGINAL SOUND will begin performances on Tuesday, April 30 run through June 8, 2019, and will celebrate its opening night tonight, May 9, 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Aaron Posner's rich seriocomedy Stupid Fucking Bird, sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. Performances are May 31-June 16, 2019 (with a paid preview performance on May 30) on the USF campus in Studio 120, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, at 8 PM on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 PM on Sundays. Tickets are $25 ($20 student/military/senior). Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from TampaRep's website at
by Jade Kops - May 5, 2019
With a cast led by Hugo Weaving, Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winner A CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is given a 21st century makeover by Director Kip Williams. 
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Royal & Derngate Northampton has announced full cast and creative team for the venue's world premiere of The Pope. This new play from Anthony McCarten, the 2019 Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning, and 2019 Oscar nominated writer of Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory Of Everything and Darkest Hour, will star Anton Lesser (Game Of Thrones, The Crown, Wolf Hall, Endeavour) as Pope Benedict and Nicholas Woodeson (Baptiste, The Danish Girl, Death of Stalin, Taboo) as Pope Francis and will feature original music composed by BRIT, Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Anne Dudley (Elle, American History X, The Full Monty, Poldark). Faith Alabi (Belleville, Donmar Warehouse; Hamlet, Talawa) and Lynsey Beauchamp (Britannia, Einstein) play the roles of Sister Sophia and Sister Brigitta respectively.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Benjamin Walker has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for ALL MY SONS.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Sean Holmes. Sean joined the Globe as Associate Artistic Director after almost a decade as Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's evergreen comedy of chaos and order, opens on Friday 28 June in The Globe Theatre. Bottom will be played by Jocelyn Jee Esien, returning to the Globe following her titular role of Dr Faustus.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Triad Stage is closing its 18th season with the classic Broadway musical Man of La Mancha. Hear the wild winds of fortune. Your destiny calls and adventure awaits. A poet, thrown into prison, fears the Inquisitor, but the inmates demand their own kind of justice. The poet begins to tell a story of a mad Knight determined to achieve his impossible dreams. Join the quest and reach the unreachable star. Man of La Mancha runs April 28 - May 26, 2019. Opening Night is Friday, May 3.
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2019
Outfest – the Los Angeles based non-profit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen – today announced its 2019 Achievement Award recipient, Nisha Ganatra, and its galas, including Opening and Closing Night, for the 2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival, presented by HBO. The nation's premiere LGBTQ festival will be held July 18-28, 2019.
by Roger Catlin - May 20, 2019
There's a glorious sound coming from Arena Stage. From out of the mists of time, in monochromatic colors as if from a tintype, comes the sublime harmonizing of 13 voices, giving an idea of the transporting power of the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Executive-Producer Armand Hyatt today announced that two Emmy-nominated and beloved soap stars are joining the cast of Off-Broadway's longest running play, PERFECT CRIME this month, celebrating the record-breaking murder mystery as it enters its historic 33rd year of performances. Both Robert Newman and Grant Aleksander of GUIDING LIGHT fame will be taking on the role of Detective James Ascher in the classic whodunit that continues its run in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center. Mr. Newman will perform in the role now through May 8th and May 24th - June 16th and Mr. Aleksander will perform in the role May 10th - May 22nd and June 17th - June 30th. For tickets: you can call The Theater Center box office at 212-921-7862.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2019
With Joseph, which opened last night at Franklin's Jamison Theater inside The Factory at Franklin, further establishes its brand: presenting exceptional musical theater with production qualities that might rival Broadway, performed by a cast (a dreamcast, if you will) made up of actors from Nashville, New York and various and sundry points in between. The show's title role is entrusted to New York-based Jesse Michels, who oozes great charm and is fairly dripping in sex appeal which ensures the audience is riveted to his performance - but it's his gorgeous baritenor and prominent stage presence that makes certain this production of Joseph is so appealing and we daresay noteworthy.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Dorothi Fox and Arthur French will star in the premiere of 'Imminently Yours' by Karimah, to be presented by The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) from June 17 to 30 at Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place. The play deals with the socio/philosophical issues of expropriation of their land and history by eminent domain in today's politics.  A secret mountain enclave has been inhabited for centuries by descendants of slaves. When its tradition of secrecy is breached by a millenial resident, the remote hamlet is discovered by the state's governor, who aims to evict its elderly residents by eminent domain for nonpayment of taxes, but underestimates the savvy community there. The play depicts an antagonistic society pitted against elders who are peacefully reliving their history. Generations ban together as they learn the past, teach the present and fight for their legacy. Count Stovall directs.
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2019
Jubilee is now on stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Check out video from the production below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019
Neil Austin has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for INK.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and World Pride coming to New York for the first time ever, Labyrinth Dance Theaterpresents Come Back Once More So I Can Say Goodbye,an evening-length theatrical dance concert featuring live original music and choreography, vintage recordings, historic footage, political soundbites and stunning visuals.Artistic Director Sasha Spielvogel's landmark piece tells the story of the gay community in New York City from 1965-1995:from the historic Sip-In at the Julius Bar and the early Gay Rights Movement to the uprising at Stonewall, and through the widespread apathy and abject hysteria of the AIDS crisis, these stunning performances allow us to experience the indomitable resolve of those who defiantly faced the siege against them with humor, bravery and compassion. Come Back Once Morereflects the historic resilience, compassion and heart of the LGBTQ community.Proceeds from the four upcoming performances, June 14th - 17th at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th Street, New York City), will benefit the Ali Forney Center, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, GMHC and Live Out Loud.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Outside Mullingar opens on June 21 at Mad Cow Theatre - John Patrick Shanley's romantic comedy about whether it's ever too late to fall in love. Orlando, FL, June 5, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
First Flight presents the Chicago premiere of the play White Desert by Maxwell Anderson at two Chicago area locations; Fridays, July 26 & August 2 at 7pm at the American Indian Center, 3401 W. Ainslie St. and on Saturdays and Sundays, July 27, 28, August 3 & 4 at 7pm at the Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral Ave. Admission is $15.
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jun 26, 2019
Early in my acting career, I was represented by an agency that got me an audition for a recurring role in the series Breaking Bad. It clearly would have been the biggest break of my acting career. I had a short side of two pages to learn for the audition. Usually, I have a pretty photographic memory for lines, and I work hard to be sure I know them cold. But for this audition due to nervousness I could never get the lines solid, and sadly what the producers saw was not a potential character in their show, but an actor clearly struggling to remember the next word he was supposed to say. My biggest opportunity and worst audition all rolled into one disappointing 10-minute take.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Perseverance Theatre announces that Art Rotch, who has served as the organization's Artistic Director since 2008, and first came to Juneau to work at Perseverance in 1988, will transition out of his role as Artistic Director this summer.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2019
On this day we're celebrating the birthday of actor Benjamin Walker, who can currently be seen in the Broadway revivial of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, opposite Tracy Letts and Annette Bening.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
THE DUPLEX presents Amy Jo Jackson in "The Brass Menagerie" on July 25th, 2019 at 9:30pm. Actor, kabarettist and proud recipient of the 2019 Denovan Fellowship in Cabaret, Amy Jo Jackson stars as the Women of Tennessee Williams in a show conceived of and crafted specifically for The Duplex Cabaret stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) announces their ensemble for the 2019 Summer Festival Season which runs at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va, June 25 - September 1. The season features three plays in repertory: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra, and George Bernard Shaw's Caesar & Cleopatra.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
On Sunday, June 16, Washington, D.C.'s theatre community gathered to celebrate the end of MICHAEL KAHN's 33-year tenure as Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company with musical and dramatic performances, special guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, and media, and a mayoral proclamation.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company has announce the newest addition to its artistic team: Directing Fellow Cristina Angeles. Angeles is the fourth Roundabout Directing Fellow; this season she will assist on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, work with the theatre's artistic team as a script reader, and use Roundabout's resources to develop her own projects.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the artistic team: Directing Fellow Cristina Angeles. Angeles is the fourth Roundabout Directing Fellow; this season she will assist on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, work with the theatre's artistic team as a script reader, and use Roundabout's resources to develop her own projects.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Photography, music and theatre come together this July to highlight stories rarely seen, shedding light on a destructive and demoralising way of life.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
ACTORS COLLECTIVE in partnership with ABET presents a collection of theatrical pieces, including Talk To Me Like The Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams. A singular opportunity to see this rare gem performed, along with new original pieces by regional playwrights!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth begins performances on Thursday, July 11 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, and runs through August 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Southern Belles, uniting two ground-breaking one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, will headline the King's Head Theatre's 2019 Queer Season, running from 24 July to 24 August. Southern Belles is directed by Jamie Armitage, co-director of the multi Olivier nominated musical Six.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Kansas City Repertory Theatre kicks off the season with a much-beloved classic; Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece packs all the power today as when it premiered in 1955. The story of a?oeMaggie the Cat,a?? her tormented husband Brick, and their night at patriarch Big Daddy's birthday party remains a powerful study of character, conflict, and suspense.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently in its third record-smashing year at the Music Box Theatre. Following the success of the Broadway production, a national tour launched soon after, bringing the story across North America. A sit-down production made its way to Toronto earlier this year, and will be followed by a West End production set to debut in October 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Kathleen Clark's (In The Mood, Southern Comforts, Secrets of a Soccer Mom) world premiere comedy What We May Be at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, beginning August 8 and running through August 31.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Southern Belles, uniting two ground-breaking one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, will headline the King's Head Theatre's 2019 Queer Season, running from 24 July to 24 August. Southern Belles is directed by Jamie Armitage, co-director of the multi Olivier nominated musical Six.
by Don Grigware - Jul 25, 2019
Director L Flint Esquerra has directed two Tennessee Williams' plays A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Group Rep Theatre in NoHo in the last few years to great acclaim. He is currently directing their next production Loose Knit set to open August 2. In our conversation Esquerra talks about the play in detail. Did you direct Loose Knit before? I understand that this is a revival production. No, have never directed this show before. I think 'revival' may be a bit of a misnomer, in the sense that, yes, it was done somewhere else sometime before and now it's being done here, but no, none of our cast or crew has ever worked on it prior. Tell  our readers what the play is about.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The Skin of Our Teeth is now open at Berkshire Theatre Group! What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Lorna Brown, Raghad Chaar and Yoli Fuller join the previously announced Zoe Wanamaker and Zrinka Cviteši? to complete the casting for Two Ladies, a new play by Nancy Harris to be directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Bridge Theatre.
by Michael Rabice - Jul 11, 2019
A pervading air of discontent and general unease looms over the lackluster St. Louis apartment of the Wingfield family in Tennesee Williams memory play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. The Shaw Festival is presenting this classic with the loving care that it deserves, and the end result is a gripping production. The small stage of the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre presents the play in the round, so the audience intimately surrounds the dreary lives of Williams' characters. Written in 1944, and based on Williams' own family, we meet a down trodden mother and her adult son and daughter. The play is told as the son's memory , looking back 20 years. But the whole family seems to be plagued by all of their memories, whether happy or sad, seemingly leaving their present lives to be played out for naught.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 1, 2019
Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom, for whom the group's annual Marcom Masque Awards are named. The first Marcom Masque Awards were presented for the 1957-1958 season with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof winning the award for Best Play. The 2018-2019 season included the following six productions: Match, Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will?, Dangerous Obsession, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Our Town, and Sunday in the Park with George. Awards are determined by all Kentwood Players members who voted by secret ballot in several artistic categories after seeing each show, Season Subscribers, and production teams for all shows.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of Skintight, written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Fool for Love, Bad Jews). The production features Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked) as Jodi Isaac. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), the professional North Fulton theatre company, will open its 27th season this September with a southern classic from Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The production will be directed by GET Associate Artistic Director James Donadio and run September 12th through 28th, 2019, at the company's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. The Robert W. Hagan Family Foundation is graciously sponsoring this show.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Christina Anderson returns to Crowded Fire with INKED BABY, the second production in Crowded Fire's 21st season of new and contemporary plays.  Featuring an ensemble cast directed by Crowded Fire Resident Artist Lisa Marie Rollins, INKED BABY introduces a world that is at once both familiar and strange, and questions why we hold on to home even when that land is toxic. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces its Spring 2020 Season. The new season, which begins in January, marks the first selected under the leadership of Little Rock native Will Trice, the Rep's new executive artistic director.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Kathleen Clark's (In The Mood, Southern Comforts, Secrets of a Soccer Mom) world premiere comedy What We May Be at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, beginning August 8 and running through August 31.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
General public tickets are now on sale for a one-day-only Master Class exploring the craft of acting taught by Kathleen Turner, a living legend of the stage and screen.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
59E59 Theaters welcomes the US premiere of SQUARE GO, written by Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair and directed by Finn den Hertog. Produced by Francesca Moody Productions (Fleabag) in association with Seared Productions, SQUARE GO begins performances on Wednesday, June 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 30.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
The Coven & Precariat Productions, in association with Wolfpack Theatrics, present a history-making new production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring a genderqueer/trans actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois.
by Steve Murray - Apr 18, 2019
BWW Review: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER at New Conservatory Theatre Center is a poignant, intimate meeting between two literary giants- Tennessee Williams and William Inge.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The team behind 2016's acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' rarely-seen Kingdom of Earth, is back - this time, with Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. Jack Heller directs Susan Priver (down-on-her-luck showgirl Myrtle in Kingdom of Earth, LA Weekly award-winning The Lover by Harold Pinter) as Blanche DuBois and Max E. Williams (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., numerous productions with Elephant Theatre Company) as Stanley Kowalski in a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger. Passions flare and cultures collide in the sultry streets of New Orleans beginning May 25, with performances continuing though July 7.