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'Hedda Gabler' – Original Independent Woman on Broadway


'Hedda Gabler' – Original Independent Woman on Broadway

Mary-Louise Parker

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101 Words About This Show :

Roundabout Theatre Company's Hedda Gabler brings to Broadway a classic play of psychological drama in which a fiercely independent, Norwegian woman fights the repressive 1880s atmosphere into which she was born by wreaking emotional havoc on everyone around her, including herself.

Clearly, Hedda Gabler has got something going on. This is the 19th Broadway version of the play by Henrik Ibsen, dating back to its New York premiere in 1898.

Hedda was truly a female character ahead of her time. Strong and independent with desires of her own, she is at the same time constrained in the married life she has chosen.

Who's Who and What's What:

Hedda Gabler stars Mary-Louise Parker, who won a Tony for Doubt and also stars in Weeds on television. Tony-winner Michael Cerveris plays her husband.

Produced by the Roundabout Theatre, the play is directed by Ian Rickson, who helmed last year's acclaimed production of The Seagull on Broadway. Christopher Shinn, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, adapted the script.

Where and When:

  • American Airlines Theatre
    227 W. 42nd Street
  • Show Times and Tickets
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (including intermission)
  • Note: For mature audiences

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