Anika Noni Rose on Broadway

Interesting article about Anika Noni Rose in the New York Times. Anika, who gave a Tony Award winning performance in Caroline, or Change and appeared in the hit movie Dreamgirls, stars in the all black production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof with Terrence Howard, James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad.

A Night Out With | Anika Noni Rose

Back to Broadway
By MARK BLANKENSHIP

EVERY time she goes to work, Anika Noni Rose gets told she’s a terrible wife. It can make her loopy.

“Is my phone ringing?” she asked on a recent Wednesday night, as she navigated the narrow backstage hallways of the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway. “Somebody’s trying to call me, and I am dizzy with hunger and fatigue.”

Ms. Rose had just finished performing in the current revival of Tennessee Williams’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” in which she plays Maggie. In the production, which officially opened on Thursday, she spends three hours as a woman trapped in a loveless marriage. That’s draining on a regular night, and Wednesdays add a matinee performance to the schedule.

Before she headed out, Ms. Rose, who won a Tony for her role in the 2004 musical “Caroline, or Change” and starred in the film version of “Dreamgirls,” greeted her fans. Backstage well-wishers included the R&B singer Smokey Robinson, and on the street, the autograph hounds were mostly young girls.

You can read the entire article here.

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