That’s the guaranteed minimum for Scarlett Johansson for her role as Maggie in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer classic, but she could earn more if the play does well, according to offering papers obtained by Bloomberg News. Johansson also gets 7.5% of ticket sales above $530,000 (after deducting for commissions and averaged over four weeks). Once investors are paid 10% beyond their initial outlay, her take rises to 10% of grosses plus 5% of profit, according to Bloomberg. Weekly sales must average $750,211, excluding credit card commissions, to repay investors over the 15-week run. Al Pacino is getting one of Broadway’s top pay packages for Glengarry Glen Ross with a guaranteed weekly minimum of $125,000 plus 5% of profits. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof will begin preview performances December 18 and is slated to open January 17.
‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ Revival: Scarlett Johansson Is Maggie, Ciaran Hinds Is Big Daddy, Benjamin Walker Is Brick, Debra Monk Is Big Mama
EXCLUSIVE: Tony winner Scarlett Johansson has now been set to return to Broadway to star as Maggie in a new production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, and Ciarán Hinds has been set to play Big Daddy, Benjamin Walker is going to play Brick, and Tony/Emmy winner Debra Monk will play Big Mama. The revival of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer classic will be directed by Rob Ashford, and will begin preview performances Tuesday, December 18 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on West 46th Street for a January 17 opening night. Stuart Thompson is producing.