NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Terrence Howard will make
his stage debut in Debbie Allen's Broadway revival of "Cat on a
Hot Tin Roof," the first production led by an all-black cast to
be authorized by playwright Tennessee Williams' estate.
Tony-winning trio James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad and
"Dreamgirls" actress Anika Noni Rose also star in the latest
version of Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern drama,
which is set to open March 6 at New York's Broadhurst Theatre.
Howard will play the haunted, alcoholic Brick, a former
football player who rebuffs the advances of his wife, Maggie
(Rose), and faces a tortured relationship with his domineering
father, Big Daddy (Jones). Rashad plays Big Mama. The other two
main roles in the dysfunctional family still are being cast.
Preview performances begin February 12.