Scarlett Johansson is back on Broadway as the new revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens on January 17 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The production of Tennessee William's Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern family drama also stars Benjamin Walker, Ciaran Hinds and Debra Monk. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through March 30.
Directed by Tony winner Rob Ashford, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is set in the Mississippi Delta and is the story of Brick (Walker) and his wife Maggie (Johansson), who are celebrating the 65th birthday of Brick’s father, Big Daddy Pollitt (Hinds). Big Daddy is bothered by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has taken up drinking, and his beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern Gentility slips away as unpleasant truths emerge.
The cast of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof also includes Emily Bergl, Michael Park, Vin Knight and Brian Reddy. The play features set design by Christopher Oram, costume design by Julie Weiss, lighting design by Neil Austin and original music and sound design by Adam Cork.