Thursday, 30 July 2009

Richard Sits Pretty On His Hot Tin Roof

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I’m delighted to hear via that Richard Blackwood has landed a part on the forthcoming West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. The classic Tennessee Williams play will run at the Novello Theatre from 21 November to April 2010, following a successful stint on Broadway. Directed by Debbie Allen, the former dancer brings with her a heavyweight cast including James Earl Jones, Adrian Lester, Phylicia Rashad and Sanna Lathan. Richard is the latest addition to the cast and he is set to play a character named Brightie. Having never seen the play I can’t confirm whether this is a substantial role, but then again, I don’t suppose it really matters. Being part of such an esteemed cast in one of theatre land’s most anticipated plays can only be a good thing. This is a great feat for the actor/comedian who has never shied away from revealing the personal turmoil he has endured over the last couple of years (click here for an interview that I did with him last year for a recap). Proof once again that no matter what life throws at us, we should never write ourselves off. Congratulations and all of that Mr Blackwood. And wow, I sooooo can’t wait to see this play.  


Shanti said...

Wow,this is a good look for Richard. I saw him in The Brothers and he was impressive. To be a part of that cast is Congrats to him.

K.HART said...

I do like our Richard! He has become a wise man, but I guess experiences will do that to you!

I was listening to him on the radio a few weeks back and he briefly mentioned this production.
He has come a long way from loosing everything to slowly making his way back into the forefront.

It just goes to show what doesn't kill you will only make you stronger!

I look forward to watching this!

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