Cat on a Hot Tin Roof extends by 9 weeks Boris Kodjoe to play 'Brick'

The all African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, has extended its engagement by nine weeks, now playing through to 15 Jun 2008.

The drama, which opens at the Broadhurst Theatre on 6 Mar 2008, following previews from 12 Feb was originally scheduled to play a strctly limited run through to 13 Apr 2008.

It has also been announced that the actor/modal Boris Kodjoe will make his Broadway debut in the production when he plays the role of 'Brick' from 15 Apr - 22 May 2008.

Kodjoe assumes the role from academy award nominee Terrence Howard who will take 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 alsp 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 (Terrence Howard), 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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