The Heidi Chronicles to close early on 3 May 2015


According to the New York Times, producers of the Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning comedy The Heidi Chronicles, directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon, have now announced the show is to close early. It will play its final performance at Broadway's Music Box Theatre on 3 May 2015. It was previously booking through to 9 August 2015.

Producer Jeffrey Richards stated:

“We were very well reviewed, and the performances were remarkable, but people didn’t come to see it. Whether it was how crazy busy it was at this time of year or the consumer being asked to choose between so many shows, Heidi Chronicles was not at the top of their list.”

The Heidi Chronicles, which centers around "the coming of age of Heidi Holland as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world," began previews at the Music Box Theatre on 23 February 2015, before an official opening on 19 March.

The cast includes Golden Globe winner and star of 'Mad Men' Elisabeth Moss (Heidi Holland), Emmy nominee Jason Biggs (Scoop Rosenbaum), Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (Peter Patrone), Tracee Chimo (Fran/Molly/Betsy/April), Ali Ahn (Susan Johnston), Leighton Bryan (Jill/Debbie/Lisa), Elise Kibler (Becky/Clara/Denise), and Andy Truschinski (Chris Boxer/Mark/Waiter/Ray).

The production features scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff. It is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Sally Horchow, Rebecca Gold, Wally Hays, Jam Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Jessica Genick, and Will Trice.

The Heidi Chronicles was first produced Off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons in late 1988 and quickly transferred to Broadway, opening at the Plymouth Theatre in March 1989, where it ran until September 1990. It proved to be a great success, winning the 1989 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the Pulitzer Prize, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Drama Desk Award that season.

- by Tom Millward

Elisabeth Moss (Heidi Holland) and Jason Biggs (Scoop Rosenbaum) in The Heidi Chronicles
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