Pre-Sale Tix Now Available for Broadway Cat on a Hot Tin Roof With Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker

By Adam Hetrick
01 Oct 2012

Benjamin Walker
Benjamin Walker
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

An Audience Rewards pre-sale for the Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker, is now available through Oct. 5. The Tennessee Williams classic will begin Broadway previews in December at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Tickets are currently available via audiencerewards.com for members. It is free to join. Tickets go on sale to the general public Oct. 6 via Ticketmaster.com.

Tony Award winner Rob Ashford will direct the revival produced by Tony Award winner Stuart Thompson. Cat On a Hot Tin Roof begins previews Dec. 18 and will officially open Jan. 17, 2013. The limited engagement will run through March 31, 2013.

Tony Award winner Johansson (A View From the Bridge, "Matchpoint") will star as Maggie opposite Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, "Flags of Our Fathers," Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Brick. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will also feature Irish actor Ciaran Hinds ("Game of Thrones," "Harry Potter") as Big Daddy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk (Curtains, Redwood Curtain) as Big Mama.



Additional casting will be announced.

Cat On a Hot Tin Roof will mark Ashford's directorial debut of  a non-musical production on Broadway. He is known for his work on How to Succeed in Business; Promises, Promises; as well as Evita; Curtains; and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Ashford previously staged A Streetcar Named Desire and Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse.

According to producers, "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."

 

Visit catonahottinroofbroadway.com.