When we first saw Scarlett Johansson on Broadway two years ago, she played the sweet 17-year-old orphan Catherine in Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge—and won a Tony for it to boot. Now she’s back and anything but sweet as feisty Maggie the Cat in a revival of Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She’ll be burning up the stage alongside Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), who stars as her loveless alcoholic husband, Brick, in this tale of greed and deceit surrounding the family of a wealthy plantation owner on the eve of his 65th birthday. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford, who most recently directed Jude Law in Anna Christie in London, directs.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: Dec. 18. Continues through March 30, 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 19, 2012