Irons and Allen to Return to Broadway in Jacobs' Impressionism

News   Irons and Allen to Return to Broadway in Jacobs' Impressionism Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen will return to Broadway in spring 2009 in the world premiere of Michael Jacobs' Impressionism.

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Tony winner Jack O'Brien will direct the production at a theatre to be announced. Additional casting and creative team will be announced at a later date as well.

Ostar Productions will produce Impressionism, which, press notes state, "is the story of a world traveling photojournalist and a New York gallery owner who discover each other and also that there might be an art to repairing broken lives."

Playwright Jacobs is also the author of Cheaters, which was produced on Broadway in 1978 at the Biltmore Theatre; and Getting Along Famously, which was produced Off-Broadway at the Hudson Guild Theatre. His 15 television series have won the Emmy, People's Choice, Parent's Choice and Environmental Media Awards, among others.

Joan Allen won a Tony Award for her performance in Lanford Wilson's Burn This, and she was also Tony-nominated for her work in The Heidi Chronicles. Allen has been nominated for three Academy Awards: for "The Contender," "The Crucible" and "Nixon."

Jeremy Irons won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production of The Real Thing. The English actor also won Academy and Golden Globe awards for his work in the 1990 film "Reversal of Fortune." Irons was also Golden-Globe nominated for "The Mission" and "Brideshead Revisited." Among his London stage credits are Embers and The Rover.