Scarlett Johansson was born to play Maggie the Cat, the frustrated sexpot at the center of Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Benjamin Walker, best known in New York for playing the titular character in the meta-musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, seems an equally good choice for Maggie’s repressed, alcoholic husband Brick.
So it’s no surprise that these two look pretty great together in this first-look photo from the play’s new Broadway production. Can any modern-day actress rock a retro hairdo quite like Johansson? Here’s the picture:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof also stars Irish character actor Ciarán Hinds as Big Daddy and Tony winner Debra Monk as Big Mama. The revival began previews this week and opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Jan. 17.
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