Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
A starry cast featuring Scarlett Johansson tackles Tennessee Williams’ classic masterpiece under the direction of Rob Ashford. Tapping into her feline side, Johansson plays Maggie “the Cat” on Broadway in the current revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. It is her first time back on Broadway since winning a Tony Award in the Arthur Miller play A View from a Bridge in 2010. Born in New York City, she is of Polish Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her mother’s side, and of Danish descent on her father’s side. Her acclaimed film career includes: The Horse Whisperer, Ghost World, Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and in Woody Allen’s Match Point. As a singer, Johansson has released two albums, Anywhere I Lay My Head and Break Up. She sang the Oscar-nominated song “Before My Time” from the climate documentary Chasing Ice. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof plays through Match 30 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre – 226 West 46th St., New York, NY.
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