Anika Noni Rose

by Lynn on March 14, 2008

in Archive

Anika Noni Rose is on a roll. The Tony Award winner (Caroline, or Change) is on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and got the best reviews of anyone in the production. It runs until April 13.

She has also just been cast in a new HBO series based on the detective books, “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” by Alexander McCall Smith. The filming of the series begins in August. The series is set in Botswana.

Ms Rose is also cast to play Cleopatra in George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, in Ontario. It stars Christopher Plummer as Caesar, and is directed by Des McAnuff.

Caesar and Cleopatra runs at Stratford from August to November, playing 3 times a week at the beginning of the run, and then increasing to four and five times a week for the rest of the run.

Question? How is Ms Rose going to be in two places at the same time: Filming the series (set in Botswana) and playing Cleopatra in Stratford, Ontario?