Packing Up the Canvas: Broadway Run of Impressionism Ends May 10

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10 May 2009

<I>Impressionism</I> stars Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons
Impressionism stars Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons
Joan Marcus

The new Michael Jacobs play Impressionism — starring Tony winners Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons — plays its final performance at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre May 10.

When it closes, the production will have played 23 previews and 56 regular performances.

Directed by Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia), the cast also features Marsha Mason, André De Shields, Michael T. Weiss, Aaron Lazar, Margarita Levieva and Hadley Delany.

The play opened March 24 following previews that began Feb. 28. The limited engagement was originally scheduled to run through July 5. Critics did not embrace the play.

Impressionism is billed as being about an international photojournalist and a New York gallery owner "who discover each other and also that there might be an art to repairing broken lives."

The production marks Allen's first return to Broadway since The Heidi Chronicles in 1989, and Irons' first time on Broadway since The Real Thing in 1984.

Impressionism's creative team includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), Elaine McCarthy (projection design) and Leon Rothenberg (sound design). Original music is by Bob James.

Impressionism was produced by Ostar Productions, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Chase Mishkin, Jamie deRoy, Thomas Murphy, Broadway Across America, Michael Filerman, Eric Falkenstein, Morris Berchard, Matt Murphy/Suisman-Gasparian Philip Geier/Donald R. Keough, Jennifer Manocherian/Wendy Federman, Randall L. Wreghitt, Barbara Freitag/Ergo Entertainment, Max OnStage/Hugh Hysell/Richard Jordan.

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is located at 236 West 45th Street. Tickets are available by visiting or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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