Plus, Hinds ponders if peoples can still "kick the [butt] of Tennessee Williams" on Broadway.
Can Broadway still, as star Ciaran Hinds puts it, "kick the ass of Tennessee Williams?" It sure looks like it.
Pulitzer Prize winning Southern drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof returned to Broadway yet again on January 17, ushering in a new cast, new vision and new hoard of theatergoers who will always remember playwright Tennessee Williams’ tortured non-belle “Maggie the Cat” the way curvaceous Tony Award winner Scarlett Johansson plays her. The high-stakes family drama also stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Brick Pollitt, Ciarán Hinds (The Seafarer) as Big Daddy, and Tony Award winner Debra Monk (Curtains) as Big Mama. Emily Bergl, Michael Park, Vin Knight, Brian Reddy, Tanya Birl, Cherene Snow, Laurel Griggs, Victoria Leigh, Charlotte Rose Masi, George Porteous, and Noah Unger round out the cast.
We talked to Tony Award winning show director Rob Ashford and his show stars from the red carpet about putting together a dream cast and why this Cat is like none you’ve seen before.