Ruth Stage announced that Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller (To Kill a Mockingbird, “In Plain Sight”) will join their provocative and controversial modern staging of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as ‘Big Daddy.’ An 8x Broadway veteran, Mr. Weller is also known for originating the role of ‘Shane Mungitt’ in Take Me Out which debuted on Broadway in February of 2003 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Ruth Stage’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof returns to the Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 W 46th Street) on February 24, opening March 5, running thru March 31, after a hit off-Broadway premiere run last summer. The original 35 performance run was the first time in history that the Tennessee Williams estate had granted permission for the show to be staged off-Broadway.

Courtney Henggeler (“Cobra Kai” series regular) makes her New York City stage debut as the central role of ‘Maggie the Cat,’ and Matt de Rogatis will reprise his critically acclaimed role as ‘Brick’.

This landmark production will be helmed by returning director Joe Rosario and his creative team which features Matt Imhoff as the set designer, Christian Specht as the lighting designer and Jesse Meckl as the stage manager.

Photo: Matt de Rogatis, Courtney Henggeler, Frederick Weller, photo by Miles Skalli.