Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Ruth Stage)
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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Ruth Stage)

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Ruth Stage) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(67 Reviews)
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Disappointing, Slow, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

A revival of Tennessee Williiams' classic drama.

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1028 Reviews | 423 Followers
Banal, Indulgent, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to support someone in the cast. The set is nice. Some of the actors are very hot and wear very few clothes.

Don't see it if Just don’t see it! There are some great actors here that for some reason were directed to over act and react…like a bad soap opera. Read more

738 Reviews | 111 Followers
Strong southern accents, Great staging, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want an intense and very well acted interpretation of Williams's powerful play. The individual performances were wonderful.

Don't see it if you don't like Williams play or don't want to sit for close to 3 hours (there is an intermission and a pause) or don't like Southern accent. Read more

496 Reviews | 138 Followers
Fine acting, Confusing, Miscast, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Excellent acting by the entire ensemble. You will enjoy the standard 3 hour production of this Tennessee Williams classic.

Don't see it if I could not rate this any higher because 2 of the main characters, Big Mama and Big Daddy are horribly miscast ! Big Mama is being played by Read more

455 Reviews | 69 Followers
Insipid, Indulgent, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You must see every production of this play, then good luck. The acting was all over the place and Maggie's accent was hard to understand.

Don't see it if If you've seen other productions, this one will probably disappoint. Tennessee Williams deserves better.

394 Reviews | 82 Followers
Intense, Riveting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A classic Tennessee Williams play. Well acted however two principles were miscast. A solid 3 hr evening at the theater.

Don't see it if If you prefer light dramas or musicals.

366 Reviews | 72 Followers
Great play, So-so acting, Miscast

See it if you love Williams' masterful play, beautifully written, surprising in its themes & ahead of its time, willing to endure a problem production

Don't see it if You expect a capable cast, some weird casting decisions; I love Mr. Weller but he's too young and missing gravitas in the role of Big Daddy

334 Reviews | 29 Followers
Intense, Dated, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Too strong southern accents

See it if you want to see play that will keep your interest.

Don't see it if you dislike revivals. The movie with Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor was beyond excellent.

314 Reviews | 39 Followers
Needs serious edit and recasting of male roles, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if The female roles are well played although they are without any character development the male roles with the exception of Brick are awful

Don't see it if The dialogue is repetitive and too wordy. If this is the original script it needs an edit. If it is not then they should return to the old

Critic Reviews (14)

New York Stage Review
March 5th, 2023

“A few random observations linger after this reviewer takes in ‘Cat on a Hot Tim Roof’ for the umpteenth time. It’s a marvelous title, as all Williams’ titles are, but it quite specifically implies that this is Maggie the Cat’s play.”
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March 11th, 2023

While it may have appeared a huge gamble to mount this "Cat" again, the results are so well worth it. While other productions of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" have been mounted as star vehicles for actors whether they were right for the roles or not, this new Ruth Stage production brings it back to what the playwright originally intended – an incredibly solid ensemble piece. Here we see it as we’ve come to know it – one of the finest American plays of its generation. It is unequivocally a must-see!
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Theater Pizzazz
March 5th, 2023

“This production is just too mediocre throughout to do the play justice. On the bright side, the outsized role of Maggie is catnip for leading ladies and sooner or later, she and the show will slink back into town.”
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March 6th, 2023

“ ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ remains an important and intriguing play. Even a flawed production stands on its feet, if shakily. And this one has scenes that will leave you breathless and heartbroken.”
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The New York Times
July 31st, 2022
For a previous production

"This 'Cat' evokes most of that allure, give or take a few fizzles. For those looking to cool off on these scorching summer days with a Tennessee Williams classic, it’s a solid trade."
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The Observer
July 25th, 2022
For a previous production

"By now, audiences are so primed they can do a sing-a-long with the dialogue. But the Pollitts are a lively lot, full of dramatic sparks, so they’re back for more, this time—for the first time—Off-Broadway."
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July 25th, 2022
For a previous production

"This misbegotten production of 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' is valuable in a certain sense, then. It demonstrates the necessity of a strong directorial vision to make Tennessee Williams's play work today by offering an object lesson in how it can sink without one."
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Lighting & Sound America
July 25th, 2022
For a previous production

[Sonoya Mizuno] appears to have little or no stage acting experience and Maggie is an enormous technical challenge even for veteran actresses; her characterization is colorless, devoid of nervous energy and humor. Maggie is indeed a cat, clawing desperately at Brick, trying to jolt him back to life; Mizuno comes off as entitled, impatient, given to harangues. She is basically overmatched here, rattling off her speeches at such a rapid clip they are reduced to mush.
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