Wednesday, 27 January 2010

A Red letter day for Scarlett...

In yet another Hollywood switch, Scarlett Johansson has made her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge'. The ever popular play was first performed in 1955, and since then has gone up to be adapted numerous times for stage and screen. Indeed before her transferral to stage, Johansson was rumoured to have to been lined up for a film adaptation of the play with fellow actor Anthony LaPaglia. On the stage, Johansson portrays Cathy, a 17 year old orphan living in 1950s Brooklyn with her aunt; a role for which she has received rave reviews. In 'this season's most inspired piece of movie-star casting', 'Ms Johansson melts into her character so thoroughly that her nimbus of celebrity disappears'. The play, running at the Cort Theatre until April 4th, is another triumph for the theatres, and ultimately for the public, as literature once again fails to be anything but relevant to a modern day audience.

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