Broadway's newest production,"The Heiress", has a rich stage and film history.
Die-hard movie fans might remember "The Heiress" as the Academy Award-winning 1949 movie starring Olivia de Haviland and Montgomery Clift. But the film was adapted from a 1946 Broadway production of the same story. The Broadway production was then remade in 1995 and another movie was released in 1997.
The play follows the story of Catheine Sloper, a wealthy woman who can never please her father. When she meets the man of her dreams, Catherine's father thinks her new love is only in it for the the money. Instead of proving everyone wrong, the charming Morris Townsend is a no-show for a planned elopement, runs off to California, and returns to New York to find that Catherine has inherited a massive estate. He again turns on the charm, but Catherine has other plans - revenge!
Acclaimed actess Jesica Chastain makes her Broadway debut as Catherine, and the play opens this month at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
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Jessica Chastain stars as Catherine Sloper in "The Heiress".
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