Broadway ‘Heiress’ to recoup

Play starring Jessica Chastain closes Feb. 9

The Broadway revival of “The Heiress,” toplined by Jessica Chastain, is on track to recoup its $3 million capitalization cost by the time it closes Feb. 9, according to the show’s producers.

Co-starring Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), David Strathairn and Judith Ivey, the show has done solid if unspectacular biz since it began previews Oct. 6. A slight tapering in recent sales — “Heiress,” like most plays, didn’t get the holiday boost in B.O. that tends to elevate musicals — seems to have been counteracted by Chastain’s recent flurry of bigscreen activity. The same week the thesp dominated at multiplexes with “Zero Dark Thirty” and the opening weekend of “Mama” (the week ending Jan. 22), receipts surged by $150,000 into the $600,000 range.

Production was spearheaded by Paula Wagner, in one of the film producer’s first Rialto outings (along with this season’s “Grace,” the Paul Rudd starrer for which she was also among the lead producers). She produced the project with Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland, among others.

The play shutters Feb. 9, a day earlier than initially skedded in order to allow Chastain to make it to the BAFTA Awards, for which she’s a best actress nominee for “Zero Dark Thirty.”

More Legit

  • Eric McCormack First Time in Variety

    'Will & Grace' Star Eric McCormack Looks Back on Early Stage Roles

    The Broadway revival of “The Heiress,” toplined by Jessica Chastain, is on track to recoup its $3 million capitalization cost by the time it closes Feb. 9, according to the show’s producers. Co-starring Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), David Strathairn and Judith Ivey, the show has done solid if unspectacular biz since it began previews Oct. […]

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces The Hamildrops (Listen)

    Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces 'Hamilton' Mixtape Vol. 2 With 'Ben Franklin's Song'

    The Broadway revival of “The Heiress,” toplined by Jessica Chastain, is on track to recoup its $3 million capitalization cost by the time it closes Feb. 9, according to the show’s producers. Co-starring Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), David Strathairn and Judith Ivey, the show has done solid if unspectacular biz since it began previews Oct. […]

  • Pinocchio review

    London Theater Review: 'Pinocchio'

    The Broadway revival of “The Heiress,” toplined by Jessica Chastain, is on track to recoup its $3 million capitalization cost by the time it closes Feb. 9, according to the show’s producers. Co-starring Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), David Strathairn and Judith Ivey, the show has done solid if unspectacular biz since it began previews Oct. […]

  • The Children review

    Broadway Review: 'The Children'

    The Broadway revival of “The Heiress,” toplined by Jessica Chastain, is on track to recoup its $3 million capitalization cost by the time it closes Feb. 9, according to the show’s producers. Co-starring Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), David Strathairn and Judith Ivey, the show has done solid if unspectacular biz since it began previews Oct. […]

  • Marilyn Stasio's 10 Best New York

    10 Best New York Theater Productions of 2017

    The Broadway revival of “The Heiress,” toplined by Jessica Chastain, is on track to recoup its $3 million capitalization cost by the time it closes Feb. 9, according to the show’s producers. Co-starring Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), David Strathairn and Judith Ivey, the show has done solid if unspectacular biz since it began previews Oct. […]

  • Adam Driver

    Adam Driver to Star in 'Burn This' on Broadway

    The Broadway revival of “The Heiress,” toplined by Jessica Chastain, is on track to recoup its $3 million capitalization cost by the time it closes Feb. 9, according to the show’s producers. Co-starring Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), David Strathairn and Judith Ivey, the show has done solid if unspectacular biz since it began previews Oct. […]

  • The Twilight Zone review

    London Theater Review: 'The Twilight Zone'

    The Broadway revival of “The Heiress,” toplined by Jessica Chastain, is on track to recoup its $3 million capitalization cost by the time it closes Feb. 9, according to the show’s producers. Co-starring Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), David Strathairn and Judith Ivey, the show has done solid if unspectacular biz since it began previews Oct. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content