Maverick theatre group, Ruth Stage, announced the return engagement of their hit Cat On A Hot Tin Roof with TV star Courtney Henggler making her NYC stage debut as “Maggie the Cat” in the Williams classic starting February 24, 2023.
December 17, 2022: Ruth Stage announced their provocative and controversial modern staging of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will return to New York City in early 2023, with TV star Courtney Henggler as “Maggie the Cat in the Tennessee Williams classic. The restaging with Henggeler will be the actress’ Off-Broadway and New York City stage debut.
Directed by Joe Rosario, the Off-Broadway premiere of the group’s staging of the Tennessee Williams masterpiece, ened its run on August the 14th playing to sold out audiences and standing ovations. On the heels of the show’s success, the Tennessee Williams estate has issued an unprecedented re-engagement license to the maverick theatre group. Ruth Stage’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will return to the Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 W 46th St.) and play for 42 performances with previews beginning on Friday February 24th2023. Opening night is scheduled for Sunday March 5th, 2023. The production will close on Friday night March 31st, 2023.
Tennessee Williams’ sultry, southern storm of a play about greed, deceit, self-delusion, sexual desire and repression, homophobia, sexism, and the looming specter of death won the Pulitzer Prize in 1955. Ruth Stage’s modern and haunting 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.
Henggeler is a series regular on the global hit Netflix series, Cobra Kai, portraying ‘Amanda LaRusso’, opposite Ralph Macchio’s ‘Daniel LaRusso’, in the Emmy-nominated television sequel to the iconic Karate Kid films, which recently aired its fifth season. The Long Island native will next star opposite Joel Edgerton in George Clooney’s upcoming directorial effort, The Boys in the Boat, a feature film based on the best-selling book which tells the true story of the University of Washington men’s rowing team, who stunned the world by competing at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Henggeler is represented by Gersh, Teitelbaum Artists Group and ID PR.
Henggeler joins Matt de Rogatis who will reprise his critically acclaimed role as “Brick” in the new Ruth Stage production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Matt Imhoff will be returning as the production’s set designer and Christian Specht has been added to the design team as the production’s lighting designer.
Further casting and design team announcements will be made in the coming weeks. Tickets, priced between $39 and $125, are on sale now and can be purchased at either www.ruthstage.org/cat or www.telecharge.com.
Photos: Miles Skalli & Kevin Scanlon