Virginia Kull, Kieran Campion and more complete the cast of the forthcoming Broadway revival of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s The Heiress. The production stars previously announced Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Dan Stevens, two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey and David Straithairn. Directed by Moises Kaufman, The Heiress begins previews October 7, with an official opening night scheduled for November 1. The Heiress will play a limited engagement through February 10, 2013.
In addition to Chastain as Catherine Sloper, Stevens as Morris Townsend, Straithairn as Dr. Austin Sloper and Ivey as Aunt Penniman, the production features Kull as Maria, Campion as Arthur Townsend, Dee Nelson as Mrs. Montgomery, Molly Camp as Marian Almond and Caitlin O’Connell as Elizabeth Almond.
Based on the novel Washington Square by Henry James, The Heiress is the story of Catherine Sloper (Chastain), a wealthy but unremarkable young woman who falls in love with a handsome and mysterious suitor, Morris Townsend (Stevens). Although Catherine falls head over heels for Morris, her gruff father (Straithairn) suspects the man is only after his daughter’s inheritance. The Heiress originally opened September 29, 1947 at Broadway’s Biltmore Theatre. The production played 410 performances before closing on September 18, 1948.
Kull’s Broadway credits include Man and Boy, Dividing the Estate and Old Acquaintance. Her film and TV credits include A NY Thing, Feeling Tall, Boardwalk Empire and You Slay Me.
Campion has appeared on Broadway in The American Plan, Pygmalion, Journey’s End and Our Town. His film and TV credidts include The Adjustment Bureau, Children of Invention, Stick It in Detroit and All My Children.
O’Connell appeared on Broadway in 33 Variations. Her off-Broadway credits include Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well, Third and Boy. Her film and TV credits include Unfortgettable and Law & Order. Nelson appeared off-Broadway in Sons of the Prophet. Her film and TV credits include State and Main, Blown Away, Moonlight Mile and The Proposition. Camp appeared off-Broadway in Close Up Space. Her film and TV credits include Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Fat Girls Can’t Dance and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.