Ruth Stage's Off-Broadway encore revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat On a Hot Tin Roof officially opens March 5 after beginning performances February 24 at Theatre at St. Clement's. The run will continue through March 31.
Returning from the company's 2022 production of the work is Matt de Rogatis, reprising his performance as Brick, newly joined by Cobra Kai star Courtney Henggeler in her Off-Broadway and NYC stage debut as Maggie and Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller (To Kill a Mockingbird, Take Me Out, In Plain Sight) as Big Daddy. Two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden, Romance/Romance) is also reprising her performance as Big Mama.
Completing the company are Christine Copley as Mae, Adam Dodway as Gooper, Milton Elliott as Rev. Tooker, and Jim Kempner as Doc Baugh.
Joe Rosario is back at the helm, with scenic design by Matt Imhoff, lighting design by Christian Specht, stage management by Jesse Meckl, and sound design by Tomas Correa. Casting is by Ruth Stage, which produces with Tony winner Joseph Grano (Jersey Boys, A Beautiful Noise).
The recent run, which concluded August 14, 2022, was the first Off-Broadway revival of the play allowed by the Tennessee Williams estate. The southern storm of a play about greed, deceit, self-delusion, sexual desire, repression, homophobia, sexism, and the looming specter of death won the Pulitzer Prize in 1955. Ruth Stage's interpretation is set in an estate in the Mississippi Delta of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon. The play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy's highly dysfunctional family, primarily between his son Brick and Maggie the "Cat," Brick's wife.
The production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.