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'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Marks 50th Anniversary

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'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Marks 50th Anniversary

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'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Marks 50th Anniversary

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Marks 50th Anniversary

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Fifty years ago Thursday, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened on Broadway. The Tennessee Williams drama was a big hit in 1955, but the playwright didn't like the way Elia Kazan framed his drama. It was Williams' last big stage hit.