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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Friday, 18 January, 2013

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams is back on Broadway with Scarlett Johansson in the role of Maggie the Cat, who has lines like this: “Living with somebody you love can be lonelier than living entirely alone, if the one you love doesn’t love you.” And, right on the money for the Lance Armstrong confession: “Truth! Truth! Everybody keeps hollerin’ about the truth. Well, the truth is as dirty as lies.”

Maggie  the Cat

“But Ms. Johansson confirms her promise as a stage actress of imposing presence and adventurous intelligence. Quibble all you want about the particulars of her performance. She obviously has a strong sense of what she wants to do here and the convictions to follow it through. Her Maggie is, as she must be, an undeniable life force and — as far as this production, directed by Rob Ashford, is concerned — a lifeline.” The New York Times

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