Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Drama - Original

Morosco Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: March 24, 1955
  • Closing Date: November 17, 1956
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 694

Playwright: Tennessee Williams


In Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winner, a wealthy Southern patriarch faces impending death and manipulates his family, as his children squabble and mislead in desperate attempts to secure the family inheritance.


Opening Night Cast

Barbara Bel Geddes in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Barbara Bel Geddes Maggie
Burl Ives Big Daddy
Mildred Dunnock Big Mama
Ben Gazzara in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Ben Gazzara Brick
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Writer
Elia Kazan Elia Kazan Staging
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
  Lucinda Ballard Costume Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Victor Samrock Business Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1955 Best American Play Tennessee Williams Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Tennessee Williams Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Actress in a Play Barbara Bel Geddes Nominee
1956 Direction (pre-1960) Elia Kazan Nominee
1956 Play   Nominee
1956 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Jo Mielziner Nominee
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