Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Boris Kodjoe assumes the role of 'Brick'
Boris Kodjoe makes his Broadway debut this eveniing (15 Apr 2008) in the all African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, when he assumes the role of 'Brick' from 15 Apr - 22 May 2008.
Kodjoe assumes the role from academy award nominee Terrence Howard who is taking a temporary leave from the production due to a prior contractual engagement. Howard returns to the show on 23 May 2008.
Kodjoe's movie credits include 'The Gospel,' 'Madea's Family Reunion' and 'All About Us.' He is knpwn to TV audience for his role as 'Damon Carter' in the TV series 'Soul Food'. In 2002 People Magazine named Boris Kodjoe one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."
Directed by Debbie Allen, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened at the Broadhurst Theatre on 6 Mar 2008, following previews from 12 Feb and is currently booking through to 22 Jun 2008.
The drama opened to mixed reviews: "An outstanding revival." (New York Theatre Guide); "Flabby revival." (New York Times); "Hit-and-miss." (New York Daily News); "Has satisfying power." (New York Post); "The real, electrifying thing." (Star-Ledger); "Lopsided and often wrongheaded." (New York Sun); "Brings to highly kinetic life." (Bloomberg); "Distinctly disheveled production ." (Journal-News); "Uneven production...Subtle, it's not." (Associated Press)' and "Resembles nothing so much as a raucous family sitcom." (Hollywood Reporter).
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof also features Giancarlo Esposito James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and Giancarlo Esposito.
Hypocrisy, greed and secret passions threaten to tear apart a wealthy but dysfunctional Mississippi family in Tennessee Williams' stunning American masterpiece. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof portrays the larger-than-life characters of Maggie "the Cat" (Anika Noni Rose), her alcoholic husband, Brick (Boris Kodjoe), and the dominating family patriarch, Big Daddy (James Earl Jones).
The creative team features: Ray Klausen (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), William Grant III (lighting) and John H. Shivers (sound).
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is being produced on Broadway by Front Row Productions and Stephen C. Byrd with Alia M. Jones.
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