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Non-Traditional Casting

Non-Traditional Casting

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Terrence Howard and Anika Noni Rose, who will star in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Source: Getty Images hide caption

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Starting next week, Terrence Howard, James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, and Anika Noni Rose will star in a new production of Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. For the first time in its history, the play will feature an all-black cast. More and more frequently, film and theater directors are using non-traditional ensembles.

In our second hour, we'll look at non-traditional casting. Have you seen a play or a movie with a non-traditional cast? Do you think it was less/as/more effective? Did you understand the play differently? Did it take on a new meaning?