November 16, 2022 Leave a Reply

The New York Times reports that Academy Award-winning actress will lead a spring revival of the classic Henrik Ibsen play, revised by Amy Herzog and directed by Jamie Lloyd.

Jessica Chastain, who won this year’s Academy Award for best actress, will return to Broadway next spring to star in a revival of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play “A Doll’s House.”

Chastain, best known for her work on television and in film, previously starred on Broadway in a 2012 revival of “The Heiress.” She won the Oscar for her portrayal of the title character in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”

Billed as a “radical new production” in publicity materials, this revival of “A Doll’s House” will feature a script revised by the playwright Amy Herzog, who wrote the well-received Off Broadway plays “4000 Miles,” “Belleville” and “Mary Jane.” It will be directed by Jamie Lloyd, a British director whose recent American forays — bracing (and starry) revivals of “Betrayal” on Broadway in 2019 and “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music earlier this year — won critical acclaim.

Lloyd’s production company had planned to stage this show, with Chastain starring, in London, with rehearsals set to begin in 2020, but that idea was torpedoed by the pandemic.

Specific dates and other cast members have not yet been announced. The producers are Ambassador Theater Group, Gavin Kalin Productions and Wessex Grove.

“A Doll’s House,” which was first staged in Denmark in 1879, has been produced on Broadway 13 times previously, according to the Internet Broadway Database, though it’s been a while: The most recent production was in 1997.

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