Scarlett Johansson will make her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's classic tragedy A View from the Bridge—not in Neil Simon's musical Promises, Promises (as previously rumored). Her co-star will be kick-ass actor Liev Schreiber, who'll play Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine, played by Scar-Jo. We can't foresee Schreiber having any trouble making that role convincing, but will the smoldering, soft-spoken starlet be able to translate her cinematic heat to the stage? More importantly, what will she be wearing? And if she's playing a 17-year-old, is it wrong to drool during the performance? (If so, we're in big trouble over Ghost World.)
The limited engagement will run for 14 weeks only, beginning performances December 28th. We hope to see Scar Jo's penpal Obama in the house! In other Broadway news, guy's guy Mayor Bloomberg left during intermission at the Broadway premiere of Brighton Beach Memoirs on Sunday night, and was soon spotted at the Yankees game. Classic.
Also! Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore will perform in the star-studded 24 Hour Plays on Broadway November 9th. Oh, and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth is actually the one starring in the Promises, Promises, revival, alongside "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes. But honestly, everyone stopped reading this after Scar-Jo, didn't they?