Jessica Chastain to star in 'A Doll's House' on Broadway in the spring

Amy Herzog adapts Henrik Ibsen's classic play.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

UPDATE: A Doll's House will play the Hudson Theatre for a 16-week run, beginning February 13 ahead of a March 9 opening night.

This is Chastain's house! Oscar winner Jessica Chastain will return to Broadway for the first time in 10 years in a new production of A Doll's House on Broadway. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, A Doll's House will open in the spring at a date and venue to be announced.

This version of Henrik Ibsen's classic play is adapted by Amy Herzog, making her Broadway playwriting debut. She is a Pulitzer finalist for 4000 Miles and a Drama Desk nominee for Belleville. Her adaptation will be the 14th production of A Doll's House on Broadway; the last was in 1997.

Chastain will take on the iconic role of Nora Helmer, an unhappy Norwegian housewife who seeks to escape her stifling marriage and find greater opportunities for herself. Chastain was originally supposed to lead this Doll's House production in London's West End in 2020, but performances were delayed amid the pandemic, and the premiere has now moved to Broadway.

Chastain last appeared on Broadway in 2012's The Heiress, and she is best known for her screen work, including her Oscar-winning turn as Tammy Faye Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Other screen credits include Scenes From A Marriage, It Chapter 2, Molly's Game, Zero Dark Thirty, and Interstellar.

Directing Chastain in A Doll's House is Jamie Lloyd, whose eponymous theatre company is known for producing daring new adaptations of classic works in London and abroad. Lloyd's last Broadway directing credit was 2019's Betrayal, starring Tom Hiddleston. He also directed Cyrano de Bergerac on Broadway in 2012, and he directed a contemporary adaptation of that play off Broadway in 2022, starring James McAvoy.

Additional cast and creative team for A Doll's House have yet to be announced.

Photo credit: Jessica Chastain. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)

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