New Adaptation of Shaw's Heartbreak House Begins August 28

Off-Broadway News   New Adaptation of Shaw's Heartbreak House Begins August 28
Karen Ziemba, Alison Fraser, Tom Hewitt, and others star in the Gingold Theatrical Group production at Theatre Row.
Karen Ziemba Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Performances begin August 28 for Gingold Theatrical Group's new adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row Off-Broadway. The comedy, which had its U.S. premiere in 1920, brings an eclectic group of people together over a weekend in the English countryside to make major decisions about their future.

Alison Fraser
Alison Fraser Monica Simoes

Heartbreak House is adapted by Gingold Artistic Director David Staller, who also directs.

The cast is made up of Tony winner Karen Ziemba, Tony nominees Alison Fraser, Tom Hewitt, and Derek Smith, as well as Raphael Nash Thompson, Jeff Hiller, Kimberly Immanuel, and Lenny Wolpe.

This version of Shaw's WWI-set play kicks off in London’s Ambassadors Theatre during the first days of the London Blitz in September 1940. When the sirens go off, the audience and performers gather in the theatre's basement for a performance of Heartbreak House.

The limited engagement is scheduled to run through September 29 with a September 9 opening.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (212) 239-6200 or in person at the Theatre Row Box Office.

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