Scarlett Johansson And Liev Schreiber Open On Broadway

by Chiara Atik · January 25, 2010

    Last night was the opening of Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber's Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge. Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman and Ellen Barkin were all there to watch the stars try their hand at live theater. So what did the New York Times have to say about Johansson's stage debut?-

    Ben Brantley, chief theater critic of the New York Times, who gave Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Julia Stiles so-so reviews, had nothing but praise for Scarlett and Liev.

    "Watching the daily rituals of the small family in mid-1950s Red Hook, Brooklyn, made up of the characters so exquisitely played by Mr. Schreiber, Ms. Johansson and Jessica Hecht, feels like spying across the alley on neighbors who would normally be invisible to you...Ms. Johansson melts into her character so thoroughly that her nimbus of celebrity disappears. Her Catherine is a girl on the cusp of womanhood, feeling her way down familiar paths that have suddenly been shrouded in unfamiliar shadows."

    So apparently Scarlett shone in the role that Brittany Murphy played to similar acclaim twelve years ago.

    The one question of the evening? WHERE WAS RYAN REYNOLDS?! Was he just feeling camera-shy, or did he really miss his wife's Broadway debut?

    Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber           Scarlett Johansson

    Hugh Jackman                                Ellen Barkin

    Zachary Quinto                                Griffin Dunne

    Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber

    [Production photos via, all other images by Ben Gabbe for PMc]