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Johansson to play 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

September 21, 2012
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK - Scarlett Johansson will tap into her feline side later this year when she plays Maggie the Cat on Broadway.

Producers on Thursday unveiled the Tony Award-winning Johansson in a revival of Tennessee Williams's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." It will be Johansson's first time back since winning a Tony in the Arthur Miller play "A View from a Bridge" opposite Liev Schreiber in 2010.

Benjamin Walker, who starred in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," will play her husband Brick, Ciaran Hinds plays Big Daddy, and Debra Monk will be Big Mama. The production will be directed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford.

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On the news of the announcement, Johansson said: "I am so thrilled to return to Broadway and feel incredibly fortunate to be doing so with Rob Ashford and such gifted actors."

 
 

 

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