Revival of Wendy Wasserstein's Heidi Chronicles, With Elisabeth Moss, Bryce Pinkham, Jason Biggs, Sets Broadway Dates

News   Revival of Wendy Wasserstein's Heidi Chronicles, With Elisabeth Moss, Bryce Pinkham, Jason Biggs, Sets Broadway Dates
 
The Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles, featuring "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss in the title role, will begin performances Feb. 23, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre.

Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss Photo by ABC/ Rick Rowell

The production, which will also feature Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) and "American Pie" actor Jason Biggs, will officially open March 19.

Pam MacKinnon, who won a 2013 Tony Award for her revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, will direct the first Broadway revival of Wasserstein's play, which closed in 1990. 

Tracee Chimo (Bad Jews; Lips Together, Teeth Apart) is also among the cast.

In The Heidi Chronicles, a feminist art historian and her friends — male and female, gay and straight — mature from the 1960s-80s as they search for political, professional and personal fulfillment.

Biggs (The Graduate) will play Scoop Rosenbaum, a writer who has a flirtatious friendship with Heidi, and Pinkham (Ghost the Musical) will play Peter Patrone, Heidi's gay best friend. Chimo will play the roles of Fran, Molly, Betsy and April. The original production also took home a 1989 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play (Boyd Gaines). Joan Allen, who starred as Heidi Holland, was Tony-nominated for her performance.

The Heidi Chronicles was first produced by Playwrights Horizons in 1988 before moving to Broadway, winning the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Hull-Warriner Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

The production will also include scenic design by John Lee Beatty and costume design by Jessica Pabst

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Nov. 21.

The producers are led by Jeffrey Richards (All the Way, starring "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston; Speed-the-Plow, starring Moss in 2008), Jerry Frankel, Susan Gallin and Mary Lu Roffe.

The Music Box Theatre is located at 239 West 45th St. Visit TheHeidiChroniclesOnBroadway.com for more information.

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