Scarlett Johansson Is ‘Utterly Dreamy’ in First Broadway Role

Johansson and Schreiber

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updated 01/26/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET

originally published 01/26/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET

Scarlett Johansson made her Broadway debut Sunday night, but one person was noticeably absent: her husband, Ryan Reynolds.

It turns out that Reynolds, 33, “missed his flight and needed to take a later flight,” says a source. He had been at the Sundance Film Festival, promoting his drama Buried.

No worries, though. One of Johansson’s costars in A View from the Bridge says Reynolds often popped in to see his wife during rehearsals.

“He came up several times. They’re so lovely together and he’s so supportive,” says Jessica Hecht. “He would come up in between the breaks, like between the matinee and evening, just to have dinner with her. They’re just a really sweet couple.”

Even without her hubby in the audience, Johansson still had a blast. “It’s very exciting. It’s kind of unbelievable actually. I never thought I would be debuting on Broadway in an Arthur Miller play,” an excited Johansson told PEOPLE at the after party.

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