Helmer fills in for late Gutierrez in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Director Mark Lamos will stage “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at the Kennedy Center this summer. Lamos replaces Gerald Gutierrez, who died suddenly Dec. 30.

Lamos’ Broadway credits include “Our Country’s Good,” “The Deep Blue Sea” and “The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm.” Off Broadway, he directed Jon Robin Baitz’s “The End of the Day,” Edward Albee’s “Tiny Alice,” Lee Blessing’s “Thief River” and Lincoln Center Theater’s “Measure for Measure.” He is a former artistic director of Hartford Stage.

“Cat” will run June 15-July 4 in the Eisenhower Theater. Other productions in the Williams retrospective include “A Streetcar Named Desire” staged by Garry Hynes (May 11-30), “The Glass Menagerie” directed by Gregory Mosher (July 20-Aug. 8) and “Five by Tenn,” an evening of five one-acts staged by Michael Kahn.

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