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The Revisionist - Off-Broadway

Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave star in Eisenberg's new family-centric play.

Will The Revisionist, Starring Jesse Eisenberg & Vanessa Redgrave, Move to Broadway?

Will The Revisionist, Starring Jesse Eisenberg & Vanessa Redgrave, Move to Broadway?
Vanessa Redgrave and Jesse Eisenberg in 'The Revisionist'
'The Revisionist' is looking to transfer to Broadway.

Jesse Eisenberg's new play The Revisionist just extended for a second time at off-Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre, and now the show is considering a possible Broadway transfer during the 2013-14 season, according to The New York Times. The Rattlestick Playwright Theatre production stars Eisenberg and Tony and Audience Choice Award winner Vanessa Redgrave.

David Van Asselt, Rattlestick's artistic director, is reportedly in early talks with producers to transfer the intimate play to Broadway depending on the availability of its two stars and an appropriate Broadway venue. "We have actors here who have movie schedules, so timing is one factor, as well as getting the right-sized, intimate playhouse on Broadway and getting investors," Van Asselt told the Times. "So it's far too soon to say if the transfer would happen. But I do think Vanessa and Jesse would like to keep doing the play." 

Directed by Kip Fagan, The Revisionist tells the story of David (Eisenberg), who travels to Poland as he struggles with writer’s block. His 75-year-old cousin Maria (Redgrave) invites him to stay with her in hopes of connecting with her distant American family. As they bond, Maria reveals details about her difficult post-war life, testing what both cousins think it means to be a family. The play also features Dan Oreskes as a Polish taxi driver.

The Revisionist is set to play off-Broadway through April 27.

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