Scarlett Johansson debuting on Broadway in Tony-winning 'A View From the Bridge'
Scarlett Johannson will be 25 when she makes her Broadway debut this December as lovesick teenager Catherine in "A View From the Bridge." This production -- co-starring Tony Award winner Liev Schrieber ("Glengarry Glen Ross") as her lustful uncle Eddie -- is the third rialto revival of Arthur Miller's 1955 domestic drama.
The 1997 Roundabout production of "Bridge" (pictured here) won the Tony for best revival. Brittany Murphy -- who had just turned 20 -- played the nymphet. While she earned no accolades, Anthony LaPaglia as Eddie won the lead actor Tony while Allison Janney picked up a nod as his long-suffering wife, Beatrice. No word on who will get that plum part this time around.
The first remounting of "Bridge," in 1983, landed Tony Lo Bianco a Tony nom for lead actor and also contended for best revival. The original production starred Oscar winner Van Heflin as Eddie and Eileen Heckart as his wife. The one-act drama was performed alongside another Miller play -- "A Memory of Two Mondays" -- but neither figured in any prominent Tony categories in 1956.
Photo: Roundabout Theatre Company