Scarlett Johansson stars in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
18 January 2013 Last updated at 10:33 GMT
Scarlett Johansson says it is "wonderful to be back on Broadway" although she admits it is "draining" to star as leading lady Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
On opening night in New York, the actress said the Tennessee Williams play was the "right challenge" for her despite being run down with a cold for the past three months.
There have been lukewarm reviews of Rob Ashford's revival but the Hollywood star won praise for her "imposing presence" in the lead role.