The Broadway revival of The Heiress, starring Dan Stevens and Jessica Chastain, will close one day early on February 9. The final performance, which was originally scheduled for February 10, will be canceled so Chastain can attend the BAFTA Awards in London. The Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner is nominated for Best Leading Actress for her role as CIA agent Maya in the film Zero Dark Thirty.
Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz and directed by Moises Kaufman, The Heiress is based on Henry James’ novel Washington Square. Set in 19th century New York City, the play tells the story of Catherine Sloper (Chastain), a wealthy but plain-looking woman who is pursued by a handsome, mysterious suitor (Stevens)—but is he only after her money? In addition to Chastain and Stevens, The Heiress stars David Strathairn and two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey.
The Heiress includes set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Albert Wolsky, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by Leon Rothenberg and original music by Peter Golub.
Click below to see highlights from The Heiress!