Monday, April 16, 2007

Thandie on Broadway?

A Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with an all-African-American cast aims for an October start date despite suffering a little bump in the road. Debbie Allen has just taken over directorial duties after Kenny Leon, who had initially been attached (but not officially signed on) is no longer with the project. The show's producer, Stephen Byrd, says that now offers are currently out to Danny Glover for Big Daddy and Thandie Newton for Maggie. Anika Noni Rose of the film “Dreamgirls” has also been mentioned for Maggie, reports Playbill News. Among the names discussed for Brick are Blair Underwood and LL Cool J. Byrd had initially been in talks with Oscar winner Forest Whitaker to play Big Daddy and Anthony Mackie to play Brick.

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