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Tony Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings on Annie, Edwin Drood & More

Tony Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings on Annie, Edwin Drood & More

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the second time this season to decide the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions from the 2012-13 season. The 14 productions discussed include Grace, Cyrano de Bergerac, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Heiress, Annie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Scandalous, A Christmas Story, Dead Accounts, The Anarchist, Golden Boy, Glengarry Glen Ross, The ...

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Why Can’t We Be More Like Jessica Chastain? Six Reasons Why The Heiress Star Is the Most Awesome Woman Alive

Why Can’t We Be More Like Jessica Chastain? Six Reasons Why The Heiress Star Is the Most Awesome Woman Alive

Since The Heiress opened on Broadway, it's become painfully obvious that Jessica Chastain is the best at everything. While playing Catherine Sloper in the revival of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s drama, she also headlined two hit movies (Zero Dark Thirty and Mama, ever heard of ‘em?), won a Golden Globe, nabbed SAG and Oscar noms and appeared on approximately ...

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The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain, to Recoup Broadway Investment During Final Week

The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain, to Recoup Broadway Investment During Final Week

Audiences have been flocking to catch Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens in The Heiress. The Broadway revival will recoup its full $3 million investment during its final week of performances. The production is scheduled to hold its final performance on February 9, having played 27 previews and 117 regular performances.

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The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens, Cancels Final Performance

The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens, Cancels Final Performance

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 ...

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The Heiress Star Dan Stevens Won't Return for Fourth Season of Downton Abbey

The Heiress Star Dan Stevens Won't Return for Fourth Season of Downton Abbey

Sad news for Downton Abbey fans: After months of speculation, news has broke that The Heiress leading man Dan Stevens won't return for the fourth season of TV's ratings hit and critical darling Downton Abbey, according to Deadline.com.

Stevens, who plays dashing Crawley cousin Matthew, opted not to re-up his contract with the series, which will begin production on ...

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The Cast of Downton Abbey Takes a Royal Field Trip to See Dan Stevens in The Heiress

The Cast of Downton Abbey Takes a Royal Field Trip to See Dan Stevens in The Heiress

Dan Stevens had some very noble guests in the audience at The Heiress on December 11, when a group of his Downton Abbey co-stars came all the way from England to catch his performance! After seeing Stevens’ Broadway debut as dashing suitor Morris Townsend, Downton Abbey stars Joanne Froggatt (Anna), Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Grantham), Sophie McShera (Daisy), Hugh Bonneville (Lord ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Name Evita Star Ricky Martin Broadway’s 2012 Sexiest Man Alive

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Name Evita Star Ricky Martin Broadway’s 2012 Sexiest Man Alive

As People magazine unveiled its annual Sexiest Man Alive issue, Grace star Paul Rudd, Tony winner Denzel Washington and Broadway vet Bradley Cooper were among the talented stage vets singled out for thier talents and good looks. We couldn’t help but feel a few of our favorite Broadway hunks were overlooked, however, so Broadway.com reached out to fans to ...

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The Heiress' Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens Talk American Accents & Downton Abbey Spoofs on GMA

The Heiress' Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens Talk American Accents & Downton Abbey Spoofs on GMA

The Heiress headliners Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens headed to TV’s Good Morning America on November 8, and the duo seemed more like old pals than new co-stars. Although both actors have already experienced their fair share of success (Chastain is an Oscar nominee for The Help and Stevens is best known as Downton Abbey heartthrob Matthew Crawley), the pair ...

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Video Exclusive! A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Elegant 19th-Century Set & Costumes of The Heiress

Video Exclusive! A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Elegant 19th-Century Set & Costumes of The Heiress

Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s bittersweet drama The Heiress, starring Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens, has transformed the Walter Kerr Theatre into Dr. Austin Sloper’s stately 19th-century home in Washington Square. Below, set designer Derek McLane and costume designer Albert Wolsky reveal the thoughtful, intricate details that make The Heiress come alive onstage. Click on to get a closer look at ...

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Chenoweth, Menzel & Salonga Fuel Fantasies, Sandy Blows & More Lessons of the Week

Chenoweth, Menzel & Salonga Fuel Fantasies, Sandy Blows & More Lessons of the Week

Sutton, Kristin, Idina, Lea, Beyonce, Cheyenne… could this week’s lessons be any more star-studded? Hurricane Sandy may have wreaked havoc over the last several days, but it didn’t wash away all the nifty Broadway lessons we learned!


The American Songbook Teases a Diva Trifecta
Imagine our delight and subsequent devastation when we learned that Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel and Lea ...

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Celebrate an Enchanting Opening Night with Jessica Chastain, Dan Stevens & the Cast of The Heiress

Celebrate an Enchanting Opening Night with Jessica Chastain, Dan Stevens & the Cast of The Heiress

Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens and the star-studded cast of The Heiress had an opening night to remember on November 1! Re-live the elegant event at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

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It’s a Dazzling Opening Night for Jessica Chastain, Dan Stevens & the Cast of The Heiress

It’s a Dazzling Opening Night for Jessica Chastain, Dan Stevens & the Cast of The Heiress
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Love was in the air on November 1, when Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens and the cast of The Heiress celebrated their official opening night. Directed by Moises Kaufman, The Heiress tells the bittersweet story of Catherine Sloper (Chastain), a plain-looking but wealthy woman who is smitten by her handsome suitor, Morris Townsend (Stevens)—but ...

Squigs Sketches the 19th-Century Charm of The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens

Squigs Sketches the 19th-Century Charm of The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens

Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens are currently charming Broadway audiences in Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s 19th-century drama The Heiress. Directed by Moises Kaufman and based on Henry James’ classic novel Washington Square, Chastain stars as Catherine Sloper, an exceedingly wealthy but plain-looking woman who falls in love with Morris Townsend (Stevens), a handsome but ...

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The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens, Opens on Broadway

The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens, Opens on Broadway

The Broadway revival of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s classic play The Heiress opens on November 1 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Starring Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, the Moises Kaufman-helmed production will play a limited engagement through February 10, 2013.

Set in 19th century New York City, the play is based on Henry James’ novel Washington ...

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Get a Video First Look at Oscar Nominee Jessica Chastain’s Broadway Transformation in The Heiress

Get a Video First Look at Oscar Nominee Jessica Chastain’s Broadway Transformation in The Heiress

Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain undergoing a drastic transformation as the painfully shy Catherine Sloper in The Heiress, alongside Dan Stevens, David Strathairn and Judith Ivey. Get a sneak peek at the new revival, opening November 1!

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The Heiress Star Dan Stevens on Romancing Jessica Chastain, a Downton Abbey Musical

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The Heiress Star Dan Stevens on Romancing Jessica Chastain, a Downton Abbey Musical

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Since moving into the palatial Yorkshire estate on TV’s Downton Abbey, British actor Dan Stevens has gained worldwide heartthrob status—even earning the nickname, “The Downton Dreamboat.” Stevens got his start in BBC adaptations of Sense and Sensibility and Dracula, and in West End mountings of Hay Fever (opposite Judi Dench) and Arcadia. Now, he’s arrived in the States to ...

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First Look at the Elegant World of The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens

First Look at the Elegant World of The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens
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The Heiress is bringing a touch of 19th-century charm to the Walter Kerr Theatre, starring Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey. Directed by Moises Kaufman, the classic play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz tells the story of Catherine Sloper, a plain-looking but exceedingly wealthy young woman who falls in love with Morris Townsend, a handsome ...

The Heiress' Dan Stevens on Showing His 'Silly' Side in Vamps & Joining Alicia Silverstone in the Broadway Neighborhood

The Heiress' Dan Stevens on Showing His 'Silly' Side in Vamps & Joining Alicia Silverstone in the Broadway Neighborhood

No one has a knack for playing heartthrobs of yesteryear quite like Dan Stevens. The early 20th century-set drama Downton Abbey made him an international celebrity, and now, he’s making his Broadway debut as 19th-century swooner Morris Townsend in The Heiress. His next role, however, doesn’t quite fit in with his previous period pieces: Stevens is starring as Joey Van ...

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For Love or Money: How The Heiress Charmed Audiences From Washington Square to Broadway

For Love or Money: How The Heiress Charmed Audiences From Washington Square to Broadway

The Heiress is bringing a taste of 19th-century New York charm to Broadway, starring Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain as Catherine Sloper and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as her suitor, Morris Townsend. Read on below to chart the history of The Heiress from Henry James’ 1880 novella to the 2012 Broadway revival.


This Brilliant Stranger
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Legends Sally Field & Jane Fonda Cozy Up to Downton Abbey Hunk Dan Stevens Backstage at The Heiress

Legends Sally Field & Jane Fonda Cozy Up to Downton Abbey Hunk Dan Stevens Backstage at The Heiress
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Stage and screen stars Sally Field and Jane Fonda headed to the Walter Kerr Theatre for a ladies’ night out on October 9! The Broadway vets paid a visit to Downton Abbey heartthrob Dan Stevens, who is making his Broadway debut in the new revival of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s The Heiress. Fonda and Field enjoyed getting a closer look ...

Jessica Chastain and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens Make Broadway Debuts as The Heiress Begins Performances

Jessica Chastain and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens Make Broadway Debuts as The Heiress Begins Performances

Performances for the revival of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s classic play The Heiress begin October 6 at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, starring Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. Directed by Moises Kaufman, The Heiress will open officially on November 1, and will play a limited engagement through February 10, 2013.

Set in 19th century New ...

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The Heiress' Dan Stevens Talks Twiddling Mustaches, Being a Book Nerd & Downton Abbey Fans

The Heiress' Dan Stevens Talks Twiddling Mustaches, Being a Book Nerd & Downton Abbey Fans

Downton Abbey heartthrob Dan Stevens is making his Broadway debut in The Heiress, and while fans of the hit British series know him as the handsome, sensitive and charming Matthew Crawley, the play will find him taking on the dastardly role of penniless suitor Morris Townsend. Stevens won’t play the character as a typical bad guy though—in fact, he thinks villains ...

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The Performers' Alicia Silverstone Shows Off Her Fangs in New Comedy Vamps, Co-starring The Heiress' Dan Stevens

The Performers' Alicia Silverstone Shows Off Her Fangs in New Comedy Vamps, Co-starring The Heiress' Dan Stevens

Alicia Silverstone, who returns to Broadway this fall in the porn comedy The Performers, is reuniting with Clueless writer/director Amy Heckerling for the new supernatural comedy Vamps. Silverstone plays Goody, a socialite vampire living in New York City, who tries to pursue love while evading vampire hunters. Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, who's also headed to Broadway in ...

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Tickets Now on Sale For The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens

Tickets Now on Sale For The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway revival of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s classic play The Heiress, starring Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. Directed by Moises Kaufman, The Heiress will begin performances October 6 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, with opening night set for November 1. The production is set to play a ...

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The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens, Moves Up Broadway Start Date

The Heiress, Starring Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens, Moves Up Broadway Start Date

The Broadway revival of The Heiress, starring Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, will now begin performances October 6, one day earlier than originally planned. Opening night is scheduled for November 1. Directed by Moises Kaufman, the production will play a limited engagement through February 10, 2013.

Based on Henry James’ novel Washington Square, The ...

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