In the Broadway revival of this timeless love story, The Heiress, a sheltered young woman finds herself caught in an emotional battle. The play explores the power that passion, loss, and money have in the lives of a young woman, her grief-stricken father, and a mysterious newcomer.
Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, The Heiress' plot is as meaningful now as it was when it first appeared on Broadway. In this gripping drama, Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner David Strathairn, and "Downton Abbey's" Dan Stevens appear in this dramatic revival set for a Fall 2012 opening.
Preview performances of this strictly limited engagement begin October 7, 2012, with the official Opening Night set for November 1, 2012, at the Walter Kerr Theatre located at 219 West 48th Street. This production will run through February 10, 2013.
The Heiress is directed by Tony Award-nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman. He has been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Director for 33 Variations and I Am My Own Wife, for which he won an Obie Award and also received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel nominations.
The design team includes Tony Award-winning Scenic Designer Derek McLane, who designed 33 Variations. Costume Design is by Academy Award winner Albert Wolsky, Lighting Design is by Tony Award nominee David Lander, with original music by Peter Golub, and Tony Award nominee Leon Rothenberg designing Sound.
Judith Ivey plays "Aunt Penniman" and is a two-time Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her work in Steaming and Hurlyburly. She appeared in the 1997 film Washington Square, on which this play is based. Known to TV audiences, Ivey has been seen in “Designing Women,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Big Love,” “A Person of Interest,” “White Collar,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” She played "Amanda Wingfield" in The Glass Menagerie at Roundabout Theatre Company, winning a Lucille Lortel Award.
Jessica Chastain was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actor’s Guild Award for her electric performance as “Celia Foote” in The Help. Her work in the films The Tree of Life and Take Shelter earned her critical acclaim and multiple awards as Best Actress, including the National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Chicago Film Critics Association.
David Strathairn starred opposite Daniel Day Lewis in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and earned nominations from the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Independent Spirit Awards for his role as legendary CBS newsman "Edward R. Murrow" in George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck. In 2010, Strathairn won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor for HBO's "Temple Grandin." Strathairn has appeared on stage in productions by the Manhattan Theatre Club, the New York Shakespeare Festival, SoHo Rep, the Hartford Stage Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, as well as Seattle Repertory.
Dan Stevens is best known to American audiences for his role as "Matthew Crawley" on the BBC/ PBS smash hit “Downton Abbey.” He has worked frequently with Sir Peter Hall on productions including The Vortex in London's West End, Hay Fever, Much Ado About Nothing, and As You Like It, which thrilled audiences in London, New York, and Los Angeles.
The Heiress is being produced on Broadway by Paula Wagner, Roy Furman, and Stephanie P. McClelland.
For more information and to get tickets, visit the show's website.