Scarlett, 28, had the huge task of stepping into Elizabeth Taylor's iconic role who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1958 movie which starred Paul Newman.
But she can breathe a sigh of relief as the critics dubbed her portrayal of Maggie 'cerebral and proud... an undeniable life-force..; and called Scarlett 'the only major player in Cat who appears to have a fully thought-through idea of the character she's portraying.'
Scarlett donned a black ensemble consisting of fitted black trousers and a crochet button fastened top short sleeve top, allowing her tattoos to be seen.
Keeping it simple she added lace print pointy toe heels on her feet for the event at The Lighthouse in New York.
The blonde wore her hair up in a bun and fashioned green and blue drop earrings.
She portrays Maggie in the Tennessee Williams play and dons a strawberry blonde wig for the part.