Posted Nov. 21, 2007 -- Terrence Howard will make his Broadway debut in February as Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
"It's confirmed. We're there," the show's producer, Stephen Byrd, told the NY Daily News. "Terrence and I were together last week; he's on board."
Other cast members included for the African-American production of Tennessee Williams' classic play are Phylicia Rashad, Giancarlo Esposito and James Earl Jones as Big Daddy.
Sources says the role of Maggie the Cat - immortalized by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1958 film version opposite Paul Newman - will be snagged by either Anika Noni Rose or Kerry Washington. The play will open at the Broadhurst Theatre, after three weeks of previews, on March 6.
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Michelle Obama On "The View"
Michelle Obama, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, will play co-host with the ladies of ABC's morning chatfest, "The View," on Dec. 5. She'll fill in for co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who is away on maternity leave.
Common as Green Lantern?
According to EURweb.com, rapper Common is being considered for the role of Green Lantern in the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Justice League. At one time, Tyrese Gibson's name was in the mix for playing the DC Comics superhero, who possesses a power ring that allows him to control the physical world as long as the he has the willpower and strength to wield it.