The hottest non-musical ticket on Broadway will stay hot through the summer: the American transfer of A Doll's House, set to close July 26 at the Belasco Theatre, will instead run through Sept. 1 -- with its last performance a benefit for the Actors' Fund, (212) 221-7300.
As Nora Helmer, the housewife who ends up slamming the door on domesticity, Janet McTeer garnered virtually unanimous raves on both sides of the Atlantic. She won the Tony, Olivier and London Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress. (The three-hour production, directed by Tony winner Anthony Page, is considered taxing enough for the actress that the usual eight-performance-a-week schedule has been shortened to seven shows for the current Broadway incarnation.)
The extension apparently took some finagling, since Actors' Equity rules can be strict on how long a non-U.S. performer can be on Broadway, but, according to the Philip Rinaldi press office, "[The producers] able to negotiate with the powers that be, and that's wonderful news."
Co-star Owen Teale took home a supporting actor Tony for his Torvald, and the staging of Ibsen's play was voted Outstanding Play Revival. Also in the cast are John Carlisle, Jan Maxwell and Peter Gowen.
Designing Doll are Deirdre Clancy (set), and Peter Mumford (lighting), Scott Myers and John Owens (sound).
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