Elisabeth Moss Is Returning to Broadway in 'The Heidi Chronicles'
From '60s ad woman Peggy Olson to '60s high schooler Heidi Holland
Looks like Elisabeth Moss will be spending a little more time in the 1960s.
Moss has been tapped to star in the Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles. A Broadway theater has not been announced, and lead producer Jeffrey Richards says the opening date will likely be in February 2015, coinciding with the series finale of Mad Men. Jason Biggs, Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo will appear alongside Moss in the production.
The play follows Heidi Holland as she looks back on her life from high school in the 1960s through her career as an art historian into the 1980s, focusing on the changing role of women from motherhood to marriage to career. The show first opened on Broadway in 1989, and Wasserstein became the first female playwright to receive the Tony Award for best play for The Heidi Chronicles, which also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Joan Allen played the role in the original production, and this marks the first revival of the play.
Moss made her Broadway debut in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow, opposite Raul Esparza and Jeremy Piven. Biggs and Pinkham will play Heidi’s friends Scoop Rosenbaum and Peter Patrone, respectively. Pinkham was nominated for a Tony Award this year for his performance in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Biggs, who currently stars on Orange Is the New Black, has appeared in The Graduate in 2002 and Conversations With My Father in 1992 on Broadway. Chimo will play a series of smaller roles as her Broadway debut. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Tony winner Pam MacKinnon will direct the production, with scenic design by John Lee Beatty and costume design by Jessica Pabst. The Heidi Chronicles will be produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Sally Horchow, Rebecca Gold, Wally Hays, Jam Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Jessica Genick and Will Trice.