“The Heiress” has Broadway “in the Palm of its Hand”


he Heiress, the Broadway revival of love and betrayal based on the classic Henry James novel, Washington Square, is a “crisp, first-rate production” writes Entertainment Weekly after its opening last week at the Walter Kerr Theatre. It has been 17 years since this Tony Award winning play last appeared on Broadway.

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) portrays Catherine Sloper, the awkward and painfully shy heiress. Ms. Chastain rose to stardom after her breakthrough, award-winning role in (CDAS client film) The Tree of Life, (N.Y., L.A., Chicago and National Film Critics’ Award for Best Supporting Actress). She has been nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award for her performance in The Help, and was nominated for an Academy Award, BAFTA and SAG Award, and won the Golden Globe Award, for her role in Zero Dark Thirty.

The Heiress marks the Broadway debut of Ms. Chastain – “excruciatingly effective” as Sloper — as well as of her co-star, Dan Stevens (“Matthew Crawley” in the hit series Downton Abbey). The Heiress also stars David Strathairn (Lincoln, Good Night, and Good Luck, Alphas), and two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey. Tony-nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project) brings Broadway a “beautifully judged” and “gripping” realization of this classic work. “The show has you in the palm of its hand,” writes The Telegraph.

For The Heiress, Marc H. Simon is co-counsel to the co-producers, Luigi Caiola and Rose Caiola.

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November 5, 2012