THE HEIRESS by Ruth and Augustus Goetz and directed by Moisés Kaufman, is coming to Broadway in a strictly limited engagement, starring Jessica Chastain, David Strathairn and Dan Stevens, in October 2012. The show has just announced the launch of its official website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
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Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (Catherine Sloper), Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner David Strathairn (Dr. Austin Sloper) and Dan Stevens (Morris Townsend) will star in this new production of the unforgettable drama and Tony Award-winning play The Heiress. Dan Stevens is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association.
In this timeless New York love story, a protected young woman (Jessica Chastain) finds herself caught between her steely, grief-stricken father (David Strathairn) and a mysterious, handsome suitor (Dan Stevens). The power of passion, of loss and of money scars their lives in this unforgettable drama.
This production marks 17 years since the celebrated play was last seen on Broadway. The original production of The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel Washington Square, premiered on Broadway in 1947 at the Biltmore Theatre. The 1949 Academy Award winning movie version was adapted from the play by the Goetzes, and was directed by William Wyler, starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift and Ralph Richardson.
The Heiress will be produced by Paula Wagner, Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland.