So long, Pippin; hello Heidi.
The upcoming revival of The Heidi Chronicles, with Elisabeth Moss in the title role of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, has landed the Shubert-owned Music Box Theatre, soon to be vacated by Pippin. Jason Biggs, Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo co-star in the play about a distinguished art historian who lectures on women artists, and the friends and lovers who pass through her life in a complicated search for love and acknowledgement. Pam MacKinnon, currently steering Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance with Glenn Close and John Lithgow toward opening across the street from the Music Box at the John Golden Theatre, is directing.
The Heidi Chronicles is slated to begin performances on February 23, opening on March 19.
Wasserstein, who died at 55 in 2006, was among the most acclaimed playwrights of her generation. The original production of The Heidi Chronicles opened in the fall of 1988 at off-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons with Joan Allen in the title role, later moved to Broadway and won the drama triple crown: the best-play Tony, the Pulitzer for drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle best play award.
Moss, co-star of AMC’s Mad Men, recently earned remarkable praise for Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip.