The new Broadway revival of The Heiress ends its limited-engagement run on Feb. 9 with the 7 PM performance, an earlier-than-usual start time at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Producers previously said that they will recoup their $3 million capitalization.
By close, The Heiress will have played 27 previews and 117 regular performances. (At press time, Friday, Feb. 8, a blizzard was blowing into New York City.)
The play, inspired by the Henry James novel "Washington Square," is the tale of Catherine Sloper (Chastain), the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker mid-19th-century New York City. "Caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father (Strathairn) and the attentions of a passionate young suitor (Stevens), 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," according to the producers.