On this morning's 'Good Morning America' on ABC, Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens discussed the excitement surrounding their first Broadway play, The Heiress. GMA host Lara Spencer asked Stevens about the real reasons behind his character's courting of the young heiress. "We like to keep 'em guessing,' joked the actor. "That's the fun of this play." Chastain spoke of her vast theater experiences sharing, "I've actually done more plays than film, which will probably be a surprise to people." Check out their appearance below!
The Heiress stars Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain as Catherine Sloper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner David Strathairn as Dr. Austin Sloper, the leading man of “Downton Abbey” Dan Stevens as Morris Townsend and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey as Lavinia Penniman. Written by Ruth & Augustus Goetz, The Heiress is directed by two-time Tony Award nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman.
The Heiress is produced by Paula Wagner, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Luigi Caiola/Rose Caiola, Jim Herbert, Ted Liebowitz, Stacey Mindich, Jill Furman, Ricardo Hornos, Jon B. Platt, Eric Schmidt, Margo Lion/Rachel Weinstein and Jujamcyn Theaters.
Dan Stevens is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
The Heiress is the story of Catherine Sloper (Chastain), the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker. Caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father (Strathairn) and the attentions of a passionate young suitor (Stevens), Catherine must navigate the terrain of love and regret, desire and duty, a chance for happiness and the burden of fortune…as only an heiress can.
Tickets for The Heiress are available by visiting Telecharge.com, calling (212) 239-6200 and at the box office of the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W. 48th St. NYC). Ticket prices range from $50.00-$135.00. Group bookings are being accepted. Please visit www.telecharge.com/groups or call Telecharge Group Sales at 800-432-7780.