The original Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a play by Tennessee Williams,opened at the Morosco Theater in New York. It was directed Elia Kazan
and starred Barbara Bel Geddes as Maggie; Ben Gazzara as Brick; and Burl
Ives as Big Daddy. The play had 694 performances and won the Pulitzer
Prize for Drama in 1955.