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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Story

Considered alongside The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire as one of Tennessee Williams' finest works, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, premiered on Broadway in 1955. Set in a plantation house in Mississippi, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is the story of the rivalries and misunderstandings that tear apart a family as it gathers for the 65th birthday of its patriarch, Big Daddy. Director Debbie Allen has assembled a stellar cast for this revival, the first African-American production approved by the Williams estate for the Broadway stage. Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard is set to make his Broadway debut as Brick, the alcoholic son of Big Daddy and Big Mama (Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad) and unhappy husband of "Maggie the Cat" (Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, most recently seen in the film version of Dreamgirls).

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