THE HEIRESS is the story of Catherine Sloper, the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker. Caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father and the attentions of a passionate young suitor, Catherine must navigate the terrain of love and regret, desire and duty, a chance for happiness and the burden of fortune… as only an heiress can.
Jessica Chastain (Academy Award nominee for The Help) made her Broadway debut alongside David Strathairn (Academy Award nominee for Good Night, and Good Luck), Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey) and Judith Ivey (two-time Tony Award winner), in the Tony Award-winning play, THE HEIRESS. Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz and directed by Tony Award-nominated playwright and director Moises Kaufman, this compelling drama ran for an 18-week limited engagement.
The world of THE HEIRESS was brought to life by a dynamic design team that included two-time Tony Award winner Derek McLane (sets), two-time Academy Award winner Albert Wolsky (costumes), Tony Award nominee David Lander (lighting), Tony Award nominee Leon Rothenberg (sound design) and original music by Peter Golub.