The production officially opened April 9 following previews that began March 28. It had originally been scheduled to continue through May 4.
Directed by John Rando, the cast features Olivier Award winner Suzanne Bertish ( Nicholas Nickleby, Machinal) as Madame Argante, Carson Elrod ( Peter and the Starcatcher, Reckless) as Crispin, Claire Karpen ( Unrequited, Into the Woods) as Lisette, Amelia Pedlow ( You Never Can Tell, The Notebook of Trigorin) as Isabelle, Tony Award nominee David Pittu ( LoveMusik, Is He Dead?) as Scruple, Dave Quay ( The Rufus Equation, Until Next Time) as Eraste and Tony Award nominee Paxton Whitehead ( Lettice and Lovage, The Importance of Being Earnest) as Geronte.
"Meet young Eraste. He has it all: good looks, a beautiful fiancée, and a huge inheritance from an ancient uncle," press notes state. "There's just one little problem: the uncle won't die and he's bequeathed his entire fortune to a distant relative. Oh, and did we mention the uncle also intends to marry Eraste's fiancée? What's a fine 18th-century fellow to do? What else but enlist the aid of his resourceful servant, Crispin, who could 'out-Figaro' Figaro."
Ives, whose playwriting credits include Venus In Fur, The School for Lies and New Jerusalem, adapted The Heir Apparent from a play by Jean-François Regnard.
Classic Stage Company is located at 136 East 13th Street. Tickets are now available by calling (212) 352-3101 or visiting classicstage.org.