Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Richard Rodgers Theatre |  Broadway  | January, 2013

A play by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Rob Ashford

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Ciaran Hinds, Benjamin Walker, and Debra Monk

Set in the Mississippi Delta, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is the story of Brick and his wife Maggie, who are celebrating the 65th birthday of Brick’s father, Big Daddy Pollitt. 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. (Read more at

"Don’t be lulled by Scarlett Johansson’s steamy come-hither look on the posters for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Her Maggie the Cat is more tigress than the kitty so often portrayed in this role. This gutsy production pairs the sultry star with the equally sizzling Benjamin Walker."

- Bloomberg

"Despite occasional staging touches — the sounds of fireworks and playing children always seem to surge at momentous times — the show has a certain tragic inevitability. It’s a flawed but compelling picture of Southern discomfort."

- The New York Post

"Sinuous in a beige slip, with head swathed in a marmalade wig, eyes opulently lined in black, Johansson should get plenty of audience members purring."

- The Guardian