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Scarlett Johansson confirmed for Broadway's 'A View from the Bridge'

October 26, 2009 |  2:50 pm


Let the ticket frenzy commence. Scarlett Johansson is coming to Broadway this winter in a revival production of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge," which is scheduled to open Jan. 14 at the Cort Theatre.

Johansson will be making her Broadway debut in the intense 1955 drama, which will also star Tony winner Liev Schreiber. The production, which will be directed by Gregory Mosher, is scheduled for a limited 14-week run.

Tickets are set to go on sale Nov. 21 online and by telephone. The production begins preview performances Dec. 28.

Set in an Italian-American neighborhood in New York, "A View from the Bridge" tells the story of Eddie Carbone (Schreiber), a married dock worker who harbors an incestuous desire for his 17-year-old niece, Catherine (Johannson). But Catherine becomes involved with another man and the saga ultimately ends in tragedy.

Other cast members will be announced at a future date, according to the show's promoters.

"A View from the Bridge" was first produced on Broadway in 1955. Its most recent Broadway revival was in 1997, with a cast featuring Anthony LaPaglia, Brittany Murphy and Allison Janney. 

-- David Ng

Photo: Scarlett Johannson. Credit: Joerg Koch / AFP/Getty Images