Elisabeth Moss to Return to Broadway in Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES?
According to the New York Times, Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss is on her way back to Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Richards is currently in talks with the actress to play the title character in an upcoming Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Richards is reportedly eying Tony winner Pam McKinnon to direct the project, which is aiming to open in 'late winter or spring 2015.'
An official announcement has not yet been made.
Richards told the NYT: "All I can say is that Elisabeth is a wonderful stage actress and I had the huge privilege of working with her on 'Speed-the-Plow.' And I am riveted by her Peggy on 'Mad Men' and would love to work with her again someday."
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The Heidi Chronicles is a 1988 play by Wendy Wasserstein. The play won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons on November 18, 1988 and closed on February 19, 1989 after 99 performances. It then transferred toBroadway at the Plymouth Theatre, opening on March 9, 1989 and closing on September 1, 1990, after 622 performances. Both productions were directed by Daniel Sullivan, with a cast that starred Joan Allen as Heidi, Boyd Gaines as Peter, and Peter Friedman as Scoop. Sarah Jessica Parker was featured in three small roles off-Broadway; those roles were played by Cynthia Nixon for the Broadway run.
The plot follows Heidi Holland from high school in the 1960s to her career as a successful art historian more than twenty years later. The play's main themes deal with the changing role of women during this time period, describing both Heidi's ardent feminism during the 1970s and her eventual sense of betrayal during the 1980s.
Moss' notable roles include Peggy Olson, secretary-turned-copywriter on the AMC series, Mad Men (2007-present); Zoey Bartlet, the youngest daughter of President Josiah Bartlet, on the NBC television series The West Wing (1999-2006); and Robin Griffin in the miniseries Top of the Lake (2013), the latter of which won her a Golden Globe and Satellite Awards for Best Actress in a Miniseries and/or TV film. Moss made her Broadway début in October 2008, playing the role of Karen in the 20th Anniversary revival of Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet.