Thursday, February 07, 2013
NYTimes.com: A NEW Broadway production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” like the one scheduled to open on Jan. 17, will always ring with a certain importance in the theater world, but for me it brings on an additional spell of nostalgia. In 1974, at 10 years old, I landed a thrill of a summer job as one of the kids in “Cat” — those “no-neck monsters” as Tennessee Williams so memorably called them. My parents had responded to an ad for open auditions at the American Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Conn. I was offered the role, the production turned out to be a hit, and we transferred to New York the following fall.