Tennessee Williams presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, staring Scarlett Johansson as Maggie. Also staring Ciaran Hinds and Benjamin Walker.
You could say Scarlett Johansson was born to star in a New York City Play, She was born here and began Her acting in plays here. Like all actresses, the idea of returning to broadway is as much about proving Her ability all over again. She has already proven Herself on the big screen. She has surprised critics over and over, to the point that one wonders, why the surprise? She got a big boost in 1998 playing a part in the Horse Whisperer at the age of 14. She was sought after in many roles because of that performance. When the idea of coming back tot he stage came up, it would probably have not been such an easy answer if it wasn't the Cat on A Hot Tin Roof. The history of this play and the attention that will come with it was an opportunity that could not be passed up. The fact that it is directed by Tennessee Williams probably helped make Her decision that much easier.
When You see this play, You can see the true acting ability of the cast and the fact that the stars could make much more money in Hollywood on the big screen, makes the experience that much more special.
This play is showing at Richard Rodgers Theatre. The theatre opened in 1924. At that time it was named the 46th Street Theatre. It has gone by the name, Richard Rodgers Theatre since 1990 to honor the namesake composer.
See what else is showing in New York, You might as well schedule a few shows for Your trip.