Hedda Gabler plays final performance on Broadway
The Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, featuring a new adaptation by Christopher Shinn and directed by Ian Rickson, plays its final performance at the American Airline Theatre on 29 Mar 2009, as scheduled. The show played 21 preview performances and 74 regular performances.
Hedda Gabler opened at the American Airlines Theatre on 25 Jan 2009, following previews from 6 Jan 2009.
The show opened to mostly negative reviews: "Affectless, amateurish acting" (New York Times); "Overall, Ibsen deserves better. So do we." (New York Post); "Not interesting-and really not good at all." (NewsDay); "A coarse, dull and badly acted misadventure" (The Record); "Nerve-jangling, melodramatic production." (AP) & ""Hedda Gabler" may be considered an Ibsen masterpiece, but you'd never know it from this production."
Mary-Louise Parker stars as Hedda Gabler in this new interpretation of Henrik Ibsenï¿½s modern classic. A woman of dangerous independence restrained by a conventional marriage, Hedda Gabler indulges in a cruel game, amusing herself with the misfortune she inflicts on those around her. As Hedda struggles to balance her wild desires against her chosen life, she sets into motion a manic chain of events that bring her story to a chilling end.
The show also stars Michael Cerveris (Jorgen Tesman), Paul Sparks (Ejlert Lovborg), and Peter Stormare (Judge Brack) and will also feature Lois Markle (Berte), Ana Reeder (Mrs. Thea Elvsted) and Helen Carey (Miss Juliane Tesman).
The design team includes Hildegard Bechtler (Sets), Ann Roth (Costumes), Natasha Katz (Lights) and John Gromada (Sound).
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