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“I am glad that in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, we are getting off the chest some of the terrible things that we have to say about human fate. I want to keep the core of the play very hard… as hard and fierce as Big Daddy… A terrible black anger and ferosity, a rock-bottom honesty. Only against this background can his moments of tenderness, of longing, move us deeply.

“This is a play about good bastards and good bitches. I mean it exposes the startling co-existence of good and evil, the shocking duality of the single heart.” — Tennessee Williams, in a 1954 letter to Elia Kazan*

Jack O’Connell and Sienna Miller star as Brick and Maggie (Colm Meaney is Big Daddy) in the best revival in years of Williams’ 1955 classic. Recently on the boards at the Apollo in London, this raw-edged Young Vic production was directed by Benedict Andrews.

The first of two L.A. Theatre Works presentations of the National Theatre Live broadcast will screen this weekend at UCLA.


CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF—NTLive screening

Sunday, February 25, at 3 pm.

Saturday, March 10, at 3 pm.

James Bridges Theater, UCLA

235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles.

Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell in the 2017 Young Vic production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.


Leonard Bernstein’s centenary is being celebrated by orchestras, opera companies, museums, book publishers, and arts organizations around the world.

This weekend at CSUN, the troupe Keigwin + Company will dance two world premieres set to Bernstein compositions: SONATA (based on the composer’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano), and THREE PLUS ONE (from Piano Trio).

Also on the bill (both from 2014) are EPISODES—which draws from Bernstein’s music for On the Town—and WATERFRONT, a piece based on his work for Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront, Bernstein’s only score written for a Hollywood studio.



Saturday, February 3, at 8 pm.

VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, Los Angeles.


Monday, February 5, at 7 pm.

MC CALLUM THEATRE, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert.



From top: Dancer Nicholas Ranauro of Keigwin + Company.

Keigwin + Company, Keigwin Celebrates Bernstein rehearsal. Image courtesy Keigwin + Company.

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