Oscar nominee Terrence Howard has signed on to make his Broadway debut in a 2008 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
The Hustle and Flow star will play Brick in the show, alongside Phylicia Rashad, Giancarlo Esposito and James Earl Jones, when it opens at New York’s Broadhurst Theater in March 2008.
The lead role of Maggie the Cat–played by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1958 movie version–has yet to be cast. Kerry Washington and Anika Noni Rose are favorites to land the part.
Producer Stephen Byrd tells the New York Daily News, “It’s confirmed. We’re there. Terrence and I were together last week; he’s on board.”
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