Kate Burton, who stars as the title character in Hedda Gabler at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre, blows a kiss to the Oct. 4 opening night audience as she takes her bow.
Burton stars as Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, a Norse gal with a gripe and a gun. Under Nicholas Martin's direction, she is trapped and frustrated by the bourgeois world into which she finds herself married. Populating that world are the likes of her ineffectual, academic husband Tesman (Michael Emerson) and the devilish Judge Brack (Harris Yulin). Rounding out the cast are David Lansbury, Maria Cellario, Jennifer Van Dyck and Angela Thornton. Hedda has been adapted by Jon Robin Baitz.