STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF!

December 19
4:52 2012

Tony Award-winner Scarlett Johansson returns 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, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof began preview performances Tuesday, December 18 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Opening night is Thursday, January 17.

Check out the recently released commercial for the show below and meet the cast with videos of them from past productions and roles!

In CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, "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.

Scarlett Johansson (Maggie). Four-time Golden Globe nominee and BAFTA winner, Scarlett Johansson has proven to be one of Hollywood's most talented young actresses. She also won a Tony for her Broadway debut in the Arthur Miller play A View from a Bridge opposite Liev Schreiber. Johansson was recently seen in the worldwide box office hit The Avengers. She has also recently wrapped production on the independent film Under The Skin for director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) playing the lead role and plays Janet Leigh in the upcoming film Hitchcock. Johansson received rave reviews and a Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival for her starring role opposite Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, the critically-acclaimed second film by director Sofia Coppola. At the age of 12, Johansson attained worldwide recognition for her performance as Grace Maclean, the teen traumatized by a riding accident in Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer. She went on to star in Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World, garnering a Best Supporting Actress award from the Toronto Film Critics Circle. Johansson was also featured in the Coen Brothers' dark drama The Man Who Wasn't There, opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand. Her other film credits include We Bought A Zoo for Cameron Crowe, the box office hit Iron Man 2, the Weitz brothers' film In Good Company, as well as opposite John Travolta in A Love Song for Bobby Long, which garnered her a Golden Globe nomination (her third in two years) and Woody Allen's Match Point, which garnered her 4th consecutive Golden Globe nominee in three years. Other film credits include He's Just Not That Into You, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Spirit, Girl with a Pearl Earring opposite Colin Firth, The Island opposite Ewan McGregor, Brian DePalma's The Black Dahlia, Christopher Nolan's The Prestige and The Nanny Diaries. Her additional credits include Rob Reiner's comedy North; the thriller Just Cause, with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne; and a breakthrough role at the age of 10 in the critically-praisEd Manny & Lo, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead. A New York native, Johansson made her professional acting debut at the age of eight in the off-Broadway production of Sophistry, with Ethan Hawke, at New York's Playwright's Horizons. Johansson currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.

Ciarán Hinds (Big Daddy). Broadway theatre credits include Patrick Marber's Closer and Conor McPherson's The Seafarer. Other theatre credits include Juno & the Paycock, Burnt by the Sun, The Yalta Game, Closer (Royal National Theatre), Simpatico, Machinale, Sam Mendes' Assassins at The Donmar, Richard III and Troilus & Cressida, directed by Sam Mendes, Edward II and Two Shakespearean Actors. For the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre, he appeared in The Orphan, The Seagull, Way of the World, White Devil, Richard III, Lady from the Sea, The Plough & the Stars, Blithe Spirit, Mary Stuart, June & the Paycock, Webster, Don Juan and The Battlefield. Film credits include The Woman in Black, The Rite, Salvation Boulevard, John Carter of Mars, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Debt, Life During Wartime, The Eclipse, Race to Witch Mountain, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, There Will be Blood, Stop Loss, Steven Spielberg's Munich, Miami Vice, Calendar Girls, Veronica Guerin, Road to Perdition, Sum of All Fears, Weight of Water, The Lost Lover, A Time to Love, The Lost Son, Titanic Town, Oscar and Lucinda and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. TV credits include "Game of Thrones," "Political Animals," Linda La Plante's "Above Suspicion," "Rome," "Broken Morning," "The Mayor of Casterbridge," "Thursday 12th," "The Sleeper," "Jayne Eyre," "Ivanhoe," "Tales from the Crypt," "The Affair," "Cold Lazarus," " Persuasion," "Rules of Engagement," "Soldier Soldier," "Prime Suspect," "Circle of Friends" and "December Bride".

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