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Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by lenstersf 2013-01-24 17:17:35


Had tickets to The Heiress on closing night (Feb. 10), but just got an email from Telecharge stating that the performance is canceled. Any one know why??

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by luvtheEmcee 2013-01-24 17:21:10


Dan Stevens didn't want to do it anymore.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by Phyllis Rogers Stone 2013-01-24 17:23:23


Solidarity with Barry Manilow.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by Phantom of London 2013-01-24 17:26:10


LOL

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by bobs3 2013-01-24 17:36:51


Jessica Chastain is probably taking a red-eye to London following the Saturday evening performance. The BAFTAs are Sunday evening 2/10.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by everythingtaboo 2013-01-24 18:45:12


I'm guessing it's the BAFTAS too. She's on a roll this award season and that's a biggie.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by Bettyboy72 2013-01-24 19:00:01


Dan Stevens will probably be on that plane with her. He wants the hell out.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by Mattbrain 2013-01-24 19:12:08


How do you know he "wants the hell out"?

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by Gothampc 2013-01-24 20:37:06


She heard Betty Buckley can't hack it in Dear World and they may need a star replacement.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by east side story 2013-01-24 21:02:28


This is not surprising to me whatsoever. She has been campaigning her ass off this awards season, and if she does win, it would be the last stop before an Oscar win.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by theatreguy 2013-01-24 21:42:58


They've also bumped up the Saturday evening (and now, final) performance to 7pm so Chastain can get to the airport in time.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by bobs3 2013-01-24 22:22:24


The last commercial red eye out of JFK to London departs at 10:30 p.m., so my guess is Sony Pictures (which owns Columbia, the film's distributor) is flying her to London on one of their corporate jets. With flight time and time difference she will land in London appx. 12 hours after departure from NYC.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by wonkit 2013-01-25 10:58:18


I think the very funny reference to Dan Stevens is parodying his decision not to continue with DOWNTON ABBEY beyond this season. I like his work very much and thought he did a respectable if not brilliant job in THE HEIRESS. I hope he has something wonderful to move on to.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by bobs3 2013-01-25 11:09:18


I'm not surprised they rescheduled the final performance. The lead producer is Paula Wagner who is a BIG TIME film producer and probably wants to keep Jessica Chastain in her good graces for any future film roles. Her producing partner is Tom Cruise so I think we can expect a future film starring Cruise and Chastain.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by wonkit 2013-01-25 13:46:53


Cruise and Chastain - please, no. He needs her more than she needs him at this point, with the bomb of JACK REACHER (or whatever it was called) fresh in everyone's mind.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by Auggie27 2013-01-25 20:21:22


She's going to win the Oscar for a (to my thinking) one-note performance (Javert as protagonist) in a film in which the best female performance is actually Jennifer Ehle, in a brilliant, unrecognized "supporting" turn. Ehle's exit from the film leaves an emotional hole. Early. I like Chastain, a lot, but ZERO DARK THIRTY is hardly a great showcase for what she offers. I think her recognition for this film is odd.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by strummergirl 2013-01-25 21:00:22


Wesley Morris said it best that Chastain embodies the "mono-mania" of the film. You play somebody dedicated to one thing with limited characterization beyond that obsession. The script asked for that and I thought it was delivered. Plus it appears Maya was based on a real person and judging from the Washington Post article on the unnamed CIA woman, it seems to be an accurate depiction of her work life.

There is also the fact Chastain has emerged out of nowhere the last 2 years and is a nice story while the category itself is not very strong. Also the fact the character is a pretty rare non-sexualized woman in a male-dominated setting. I want to avoid the 'strong female character' description since I also think the character is flawed (not in terms of writng or acting but just as a person which actually made me respect the film more) but of the varied reads of the film that has come up a lot.

Jason Clarke, Ehle, Greig Fraser's cinematography, Desplat's score, the production design team that recreated the compound that went unnoticed by everybody, and obviously Bigelow should have been nominated. Those works and performances gaining no traction is partly a mystery that is so typical in awards season while other 'snubs' clearly were victims of the whispering campaign against the film. Chastain and the editing of the film probably have the strongest chance to take home awards Oscar night.

Final performance of The Heiress canceled
Posted by wonkit 2013-01-25 21:27:05


I totally concur that Ehle created an amazingly strong and touching character in an otherwise by-the-book piece of film making.