Scarlett Johansson, Benjamin Walker & Ciarán Hinds to star in ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ on Broadway

Add another show to your ‘must see’ list of upcoming Broadway shows.

Tony Award-winner Scarlett Johansson will return to Broadway to star as Maggie, with Ciarán Hinds as Big Daddy, Benjamin Walker as Brick and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Debra Monk as Big Mama in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Directed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford, the play will begin preview performances Tuesday, December 18 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street).  Opening night is Thursday, January 17.

In the show, “Big Daddy” Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. He is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and his beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point.

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