Jessica Chastain to Skip Jan 10, 13 & 27 Performances of THE HEIRESS to Support ZERO DARK THIRTY


THE HEIRESS' Jessica Chastain announced on her Facebook page on Thursday that she will not be performing on Broadway on January 10th, 13th and 27th to support her film Zero Dark Thirty at the Critic's Choice, Golden Globes and SAG Awards. Her understudy Mairin Lee will be playing the role of 'Catherine' on those dates.

"I hope everyone is having a beautiful holiday surrounded by their loved ones. My family flew into NY so we could all be together. It's been wonderful to have them here. I feel very grateful to have so much love in my life, and yes, that includes all of you. I wanted to give you all a heads up regarding the schedule for The Heiress," she wrote. "If you've bought tickets for those dates, the theatre will exchange them for you. Sorry if this inconveniences anyone."

The new Broadway production of the Tony Award winning play The Heiress opened on November 1 and plays a strictly limited run through February 10, 2013.

The Heiress stars Academy Award nominee Chastain, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner David Strathairn, the leading man of "Downton Abbey" Dan Stevens, and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey. Written by Ruth & Augustus Goetz, The Heiress is directed by Tony Award nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman.

Additional cast members include Molly Camp, Kieran Campion, Virginia Kull, Mairin Lee, Ben Livingston, Dee Nelson and Caitlin O'Connell.

The design team includes Tony Award winner Derek McLane (sets), Academy Award winner Albert Wolsky (costumes), Tony Award nominee David Lander (lighting), Peter Golub (original music) and Tony Award nominee Leon Rothenberg (sound).

The Heiress is produced by Paula Wagner, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Luigi Caiola/Rose Caiola, Jim Herbert, Ted Liebowitz, Stacey Mindich, Jill Furman, Ricardo Hornos, Jon B. Platt, Eric Schmidt, Margo Lion/Rachel Weinstein and Jujamcyn Theaters.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride