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Walter Kerr Theatre

The Heiress

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The Heiress, Walter Kerr Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Walter Kerr Theatre

219 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036

2hrs, 45mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Oct 06, 2012
Nov 01, 2012
Feb 09, 2013
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Critics’ Reviews

This classically trained actress [Chastain], an Oscar nominee for 'The Help' and ubiquitous onscreen this past year, brings a trembling, quiet delicacy to Catherine Sloper, the title role in Moises Kaufman’s revival of 'The Heiress.'

Review by Jeremy Gerard from Bloomberg News

No wonder 'The Heiress' has returned to Broadway time and again since its 1947 premiere. Romance, money, lies, manipulation and petticoats: Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s melodrama has it all.

Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from The New York Post

Full credit goes to Chastain, who has buried herself in dullness to play one of theater's more formidable proto-feminist roles.

Review by Mark Kennedy from The Associated Press

Director Moises Kaufman's crisp, first-rate production finds an admirable complexity in Ruth and Augustus Goetz' 1947 drama, based on the Henry James novel 'Washington Square.'

Review by Thom Geier from Entertainment Weekly

There were five separate outbreaks of applause during the first 10 minutes. The first came as soon as the curtain rose on Derek McLane’s set, a sumptuous interior of a New York house on Washington Square that might do double duty for an episode of Masterpiece’s silver-plated hit ‘Downton Abbey.’

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times