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Which Celebrity Named Tony Gave The Heiress Star Judith Ivey Her First Tony Award?

Which Celebrity Named Tony Gave The Heiress Star Judith Ivey Her First Tony Award?

Judith Ivey, Tony-nominated star of The Heiress, reveals the role she’s always wanted to play, and the Broadway show that inspired her to pack her bags and head to New York City.

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The Heiress Star Judith Ivey Gets a Shock on Nomination Day: 'It Doesn't Get Any Better!'

The Heiress Star Judith Ivey Gets a Shock on Nomination Day: 'It Doesn't Get Any Better!'

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is thrilled to be among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2013 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

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It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster and Modern Family star and Broadway vet Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the nominations for the 67th annual Tony Awards at the Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on April 30. Two new musicals dominated the nominations: Kinky Boots led the pack with 13 nods while the family-friendly Matilda followed closely on its (very ...

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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress in a Play

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress in a Play

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show ...

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David Hyde Pierce to Host Drama League Awards; Honorary Co-Chairs Include Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane & More

David Hyde Pierce to Host Drama League Awards; Honorary Co-Chairs Include Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane & More

Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce, currently starring in Broadway’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will host the 79th annual Drama League Awards at New York’s Marriot Marquis on May 17. This year’s awards will honor Tony winners Bernadette Peters and Jerry Mitchell, Madison Square Garden Entertainment and the Radio City Rockettes.

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The Crucible Gets a Sequel, Andrea McArdle Discusses Her Vagina and More Cross-Country Highlights

The Crucible Gets a Sequel, Andrea McArdle Discusses Her Vagina and More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com’s Countrywide Guide is your destination for the best in theatrical offerings around the country. This week, we go from Connecticut to Colorado with five fabulous theater picks, including an imaginative re-telling of The Crucible, a star-studded Lend Me a Tenor and an original star of Annie in The Vagina Monologues.


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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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Steve Kazee, Laura Osnes, Katie Finneran & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

Steve Kazee, Laura Osnes, Katie Finneran & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

There’ll be no shortage of star power at the upcoming Gypsy of the Year competition, the annual Broadway talent show benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Now in its 24th year, this year’s ceremony will be held on December 3 and 4 at the New Amsterdam Theatre and include a slew of talent from across the board serving as judges ...

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The Heiress’ Judith Ivey on Directing Miss Firecracker and a 25th Anniversary Steel Magnolias Benefit

The Heiress’ Judith Ivey on Directing Miss Firecracker and a 25th Anniversary Steel Magnolias Benefit

When it comes to multitasking, the ladies of The Heiress set a high bar. Star Jessica Chastain is juggling her leading role as Catherine Sloper with promotional duties for the Oscar-buzz film drama Zero Dark Thirty. Meanwhile, Judith Ivey, acclaimed for her smart performance as Catherine’s Aunt Lavinia, has two directing projects in the works: a Spring 2013 Broadway mounting ...

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The Miss Firecracker Contest, Starring Amber Tamblyn, to Light Up Broadway in Spring 2013

The Miss Firecracker Contest, Starring Amber Tamblyn, to Light Up Broadway in Spring 2013

Emmy nominee Amber Tamblyn will make her Broadway debut in a revival of Beth Henley’s 1984 comedy The Miss Firecracker Contest, according to The New York Times. Directed by Tony winner Judith Ivey, the play will run at a yet to be announced theater during the spring of 2013. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. 

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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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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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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 ...

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.


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The Heiress’ Judith Ivey on Getting Naked in Steaming, Finding Laughs in The Glass Menagerie & More

The Heiress’ Judith Ivey on Getting Naked in Steaming, Finding Laughs in The Glass Menagerie & More

For almost four decades, Judith Ivey has morphed into good-time gals, matriarchs, monsters and saints, showing off her range in comedy, tragedy and everything in between. No wonder this two-time Tony winner tells acting students, “I may not be a movie star, but I’ve had a really great career. It’s been an embarrassment of riches.” In the past few ...

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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.

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Judith Ivey Joins Jessica Chastain in The Heiress; Revival Sets Dates at Walter Kerr Theatre

Judith Ivey Joins Jessica Chastain in The Heiress; Revival Sets Dates at Walter Kerr Theatre

Two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey will star as Aunt Penniman in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s The Heiress. Ivey joins previously announced Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain as Catherine Sloper, Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens as Morris Townsend and David Strathairn as Dr. Austin Sloper. Directed by Moises Kaufman, The Heiress begins previews October 7 ...

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Kelli O'Hara Set for Far From Heaven at Playwrights Horizons; Judith Ivey Joins The Great God Plan

Kelli O'Hara Set for Far From Heaven at Playwrights Horizons; Judith Ivey Joins The Great God Plan

Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for it’s 2012-2013 season. Four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara (Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific) will star in the musical adaptation of Far From Heaven, while two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey (Steaming, Hurlyburly) will lead the world premiere of the new play The Great God Plan. No further casting ...

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Bobby Cannavale, Judith Ivey & More Set For New Group’s Reflecting Rabe

Bobby Cannavale, Judith Ivey & More Set For New Group’s Reflecting Rabe

Two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale, two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey and stage and screen favorite Matthew Modine will star in Reflecting Rabe: Readings From David Rabe’s Work, part of the Dark Nights at the New Group reading series. Reflecting Rabe features readings of excerpts from Rabe’s plays and fiction. The reading will take place at The New Group at off-Broadway’s ...

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TV's Ben McKenzie to be Gentleman Caller in L.A. Glass Menagerie, Starring Judith Ivey

TV's Ben McKenzie to be Gentleman Caller in L.A. Glass Menagerie, Starring Judith Ivey

Ben McKenzie, best known for his roles in TV’s The O.C. (as troubled teen Ryan Atwood) and Southland, will join Judith Ivey in the forthcoming Los Angeles production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. McKenzie will play Jim O’Connor, the so-called “Gentleman Caller,” opposite Ivey as Amanda Wingfield, Keira Keeley as Laura Wingfield and Patch Darragh as Tom ...

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Judith Ivey Opens in The Glass Menagerie Off-Broadway

Judith Ivey Opens in The Glass Menagerie Off-Broadway
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It’s one of the most beloved plays by one of the most iconic playwrights in American history, and now two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey is taking on The Glass Menagerie off-Broadway. The Roundabout Theatre Company production, which made its debut at the Long Wharf Theatre in 2009, also stars Patch Darragh as Tom Wingfield, Keira Keeley as Laura Wingfield ...

First Look! Judith Ivey in Off-Broadway's Glass Menagerie

First Look! Judith Ivey in Off-Broadway's Glass Menagerie
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Broadway.com’s already given you a glimpse at what the Roundabout Theatre Company’s upcoming off-Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ Glass Menagerie looked like in rehearsal. Starring Judith Ivey, Keira Keeley, Patch Darragh and Michael Mosely, the four-person memory play began previews at the Laura Pels Theater on March 5. Now we have a look at the cast (and two-time Tony ...

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