Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

I wonder if the Ruth Stage version of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will also get a naked turn just like Young Vic’s version in London where Jack O’Connell shed his clothes and took a shower in the nude?

There is a warning of Brief nudity and strong language and sexual content in their website,

From the press release:
In a plantation house, a family celebrates the 65th birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety. Greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds.


Sonoya Mizuno (Crazy Rich Asians/HBO’s House of the Dragon) leads an all star cast as “Maggie the Cat.”Young and the Restless star and 3x daytime Emmy winner, Christian Jules Le Blanc (Big Daddy), 2x Tony nominee Alison Fraser (Big Mama), Matt de Rogatis (Brick), theater luminary Austin Pendleton (Doc Baugh), Spencer Scott (Gooper), Tiffan Borelli (Mae), Milton Elliott (Rev. Tooker) & Carly Gold (The No Neck Monsters) complete the cast.

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in a new production by Ruth Stage, will play The Theater at St. Clements (423 W. 46th Street) beginning previews July 15, and opening night is set for July 24.

The performance schedule is: Monday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 7PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM. There is no matinee on August 10. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, with an official opening night set for Sunday, July 24, will play a limited five-week engagement through Sunday, August 14, 2022. All attendees will be required to wear a mask.

Tickets, ranging from $39-125, can now be purchased.

Theatre at St. Clement’s
423 West 46 Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036

2 Comments

  1. Saw this last evening. Sorry guys, no banana here. Matt de Rogatis is edgy hot and spends the first 15 minutes of the play only wearing a towel wrap after finishing his shower. The play starts with him showering – but the shower is, oddly, behind a service bar – so you can only see him from slightly below his belly button up – but I think he was fully nude. Brick, as you know, has a broken ankle and hobbles around the stage using a crutch. Everytime Brick pours a drink – which he does every 5 minutes – he hobbles back into the shower and pours one from the shower area facing the audience. A bit dangerous for someone needing a crutch! He then changes into shorty pajamas and leaves the top open to show off his fine tat collection. If your into feet – like moi – he is barefoot the entire play and has a delectable left foot! This is one of my favorite plays but Mizuno (Maggie the Cat) just didn’t cut if for me. Her voice a bit too high pitched for me and I just couldn’t get into her character because of that (personal taste.) Generally a good play with good acting. Go for to honor Tennessee.

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