THE HEIRESS

Genre: Drama
Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, Directed by Moises Kaufman

 THE HEIRESS is the story of Catherine Sloper, the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker. Caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father and the attentions of a passionate young suitor, Catherine must navigate the terrain of love and regret, desire and duty, a chance for happiness and the burden of fortune…as only an heiress can.

Jessica Chastain (Academy Award® nominee for The Help) makes her Broadway debut alongside David Strathairn (Academy Award® nominee for Good Night, and Good Luck), Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey) and Judith Ivey (two-time Tony Award® winner), in the Tony Award®-winning play, THE HEIRESS. Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz and directed by Tony Award®-nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman, this compelling drama will run for an 18-week limited engagement.

The world of THE HEIRESS is brought to life by a dynamic design team that includes two-time Tony Award® winner Derek McLane (sets), two-time Academy Award® winner Albert Wolsky (costumes), Tony Award® nominee David Lander (lighting), Tony Award® nominee Leon Rothenberg (sound design) and original music by Peter Golub.

Open:   11/03/12
Close:   02/13/13

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Tuesdays at 8PM; Wednesdays at 2PM and 8PM; Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM; Saturdays at 2PM and 8PM; and Sundays at 3PM. The week of November 5, the show will play Monday at 8PM; Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM; Thursday at 7PM; Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM and 8PM; and Sunday at 3PM. Beginning November 12th, the show will play Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM; Thursday at 7PM; Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM and 8PM; and Sunday at 3PM.

Theater:   Walter Kerr Theatre
Address:   219 West 48th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$50-135, $30 student rush
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Telecharge at 212-239-6200
  is the recipient of a 2001-02 Guggenheim Fellowship for music composition and the 2003 Jonathan Larson Musical Theater Foundation Award. He composed the music for the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Triumph of Love, starring Betty Buckley, F. Murray Abraham and Susan Egan, named by USA Today as the best new musical of 1997-98. Original Broadway Cast album released by Jay Records. In 1998 he composed Lulie the Iceberg, a symphonic and choral narrative based on a story by HIH Princess Takamado of Japan. Lulie was premiered at Carnegie Hall by the Orchestra of St. Luke's, featuring soloists Yo-Yo Ma, Pamela Frank and Paul Winter, and narrated by Sam Waterston. Recording released by Sony Classical. In 1995 he wrote the music and libretto for The Voice of Temperance, a musical theater piece based on Prohibition texts, commissioned by the New York Shakespeare Festival and workshopped at the Public Theater. He received a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts grant to write the score and libretto for a new opera.

Midwestern born and raised, Emily attended The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, School for Film/TV. She has performed duties in all aspects of the entertainment industry from writing, producing and script editing, to performing and directing; but she has a special passion for being in the spotlight. An alumni of Project Girl Performance Collective, Emily has become a well spoken public figure for female empowerment and raising self-confidence in young women around the world. She pas performed her original work at The New Jersey State Theater, The Chicago State Theater, and even The White House. She has been seen on PBS, TED talks, and featured on German National News Network, ARD. She is also a singer/songwriter/musician who plays the acoustic guitar, ukulele, flute, and piccolo. Her original music has also been heard around the US at coffee shops, theaters, and concert halls as well as on radio stations in New York, Canada, and the UK that broadcast around the world. Emily enjoys performing, especially her original work, and using her music and voice to inspire anyone willing to listen. A few recent credits include Cause of Failure(FullStop Collective), L'Espirt de L'Escalier (Rising Phoenix Rep),Ten Years Later... (PGPC/Co-Op Theater East at Playwrights Horizons), It's Been Arranged (director, performer, writer with PGPC on a national tour with the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up). To find out more information and to hear some of Emily's music, go to www.OfficialEmilyRupp.com.