Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Kenny Leon, coming to Broadway in 2007 - 2008 Season
It is reported that Kenny Leon is to direct an all African-American cast production of Tennessee Williams drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The play is expected to open on Broadway, for a limited engagement, during Broadway's 2007 - 2008 season.
Kenny Leon has directed two previous Broadway shows: A Raisin in the Sun (revival 2004) and Gem of the Ocean (2004). He is currently directing the pre-Broadway engagement of August Wilson's Radio Golf, playing at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: A party is planned for the 65th birthday of family patriarch 'Big Daddy', but not everyone is in a festive mood. Big Daddy's son Brick, a one-time star athlete, has a drinking problem and has become cold towards his wife Maggie, though she still desperately loves him. Brick's older brother Gooper and his wife hope to gain control over Big Daddy's estate. Big Daddy himself is just coming home from a clinic where he has been tested for cancer. When his doctor tells the family the results of the tests, the family's accumulated lies, frustrations, and secrets quickly begin to come out.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was first produced on Broadway in 1955, at the now demolished Morosco Theatre. It was last produced on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in 2003, directed by Anthony Page and staring Ned Beatty (Big Daddy), Ashley Judd (Maggie) and Jason Patric (Brick).
Official confirmation and further details still to be announced.
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