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HEIDI CHRONICLES Returns to Broadway Winter 2015 Starring Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs & Bryce Pinkham

Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs & Bryce Pinkham (l-r) Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs & Bryce Pinkham (l-r)




Golden Globe-winner and six-time Emmy Award-nominee Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men,” “Top of the Lake,” Speed-the-Plow) will star as the title role in the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles beginning a limited engagement in February 2015. The play will also star Emmy Award-nominee Jason Biggs (“Orange Is The New Black,”American Pie) and Tony Award-nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), and will feature Tracee Chimo (“Orange Is The New Black,” Bad Jews) with additional casting to be announced. The Heidi Chronicles will begin rehearsals in January with an opening in early March at a theatre to be announced.

Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park) will direct. The creative team will include scenic design by John Lee Beatty and costume design by Jessica Pabst.

The Heidi Chronicles, which traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world, was first produced by Playwrights Horizons in the Fall of 1988. Subsequently, it moved to Broadway under the egress of The Shubert Organization, Suntory International Corporation and James Walsh. It was the most acclaimed play of the season, and won the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Hull-Warriner Award, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize when it premiered.

Here’s what critics had to say about the original Broadway production:

“Wendy Wasserstein's enlightening portrait of her generation is both mirthful and touching, a tour de force for the author.”
- The New York Times

“Not many plays manage Heidi's feat of inducing almost continuous laughter while forcing the audience to examine its preconceptions. It's the play of the season.”

“Witty, hilarious…not just a funny play, but a wise one. I doubt we'll see a better play this season.”
-NY Daily News

“Exquisitely funny. Miss Wasserstein has produced an elegantly entertaining play.”
- NY Post

“A wonderful and important play.”
-NY Newsday

“The writing is emotional and heartfelt, rare qualities in today's trivial theatre, and all the more extraordinary when combined with perceptive characterizations and witty dialogue.”

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.




ELISABETH MOSS (Heidi Holland) stars as ‘Peggy Olson’ on the award-winning series “Mad Men.”  In addition to the series’ numerous honors, Moss has received five Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her performance on the show.  She has also joined with the entire cast to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series for three consecutive years.  Prior to “Mad Men,” Moss played ‘Zoey Bartlett,’ daughter to Martin Sheen’s president, for seven seasons on Aaron Sorkin’s critically praised and award-winning drama, “The West Wing.” Moss most recently starred in TOP OF THE LAKE, Jane Campion’s highly-acclaimed seven-part miniseries for the BBC and the Sundance Channel, for which she won the Golden Globe and Critics Choice TV Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Movie or Miniseries and received Emmy and SAG Award nominations in the same category. Moss can be seen starring opposite Mark Duplass in THE ONE I LOVE, directed by Charlie McDowell, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  She can next be seen starring with Jason Schwartzman in Alex Ross Perry’s LISTEN UP PHILIP, which also premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be released this October.  Moss recently wrapped production on HIGH-RISE, a film directed by Ben Wheatley also starring Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons.  She’s currently in production on the psychological thriller MEADOWLAND, directed by Reed Morano and starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson.  Later this Fall she will star in another psychological thriller, QUEEN OF EARTH which will reunite her with writer/director Alex Ross Perry.  Moss is also attached to star in THERE ARE MONSTERS, a horror film from director Bryan Bertino. Moss’s additional film credits include Walter Salles’s adaptation of the classic Jack Kerouac novel ON THE ROAD, DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?, GET HIM TO THE GREEK, THE MISSING, GIRL INTERRUPTED, MUMFORD, A THOUSAND ACRES, and VIRGIN, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress. Moss’s stage credits include The Children’s Hour in London’s West End opposite Keira Knightley, the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Speed the Plow opposite William H Macy and her New York theater debut at the Atlantic Theater Company in Franny’s Way.

JASON BIGGS (Scoop Rosenbaum) currently stars in Jenji Kohan’s Emmy nominated Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” which is based on the book by Piper Kerman. Biggs plays Larry Bloom, the fiancé of Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, who is imprisoned for drug-dealing. Last year, Biggs reprised his notable role of Dylan Stack in CBS’ “The Good Wife.” Biggs last starred on the big screen opposite Joel David Moore in the indie political dramedy Grassroots, which was directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn films. In April the same year, Biggs starred in and served as producer on American Reunion, the internationally successful follow-up to the American Pie trilogy of films in which he also starred. Combined, the films made nearly $1 billion worldwide and helped cement Biggs as a household name. Other film credits include Jersey Girl, written and directed by Kevin Smith, in which he starred alongside Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler; the Woody Allen project, Anything Else; the film adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel’s best-selling biography Prozac Nation, opposite Christina Ricci; the romantic comedy Saving Silverman with Jack Black, Steve Zahn, and Amanda Peet; the Amy Heckerling film Loser; the romantic comedy Boys and Girls opposite Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Claire Forlani; Saul Metztein’s black comedy Guy X; the Disney hit 8 Below, an adventure film in which he starred opposite Paul Walker; Over My Dead Body, a romantic comedy with Paul Rudd and Eva Longoria; Lionsgate’s romantic comedy My Best Friend’s Girl, in which he starred opposite Kate Hudson, and Universal’s Life Happens opposite Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson. Biggs began his career in television on the soap opera “As the World Turns,” for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. He also appeared on the shows “Mad Love,” “Drexel’s Class” and “Total Security.” At age thirteen, he made his Broadway debut opposite Judd Hirsch in the critically acclaimed Broadway play, Conversations with My Father. Other theater credits include the Broadway production of The Graduate, opposite Kathleen Turner; Boy’s Life, a coming-of-age comedy for Second Stage Theater directed by Michael Greif in which he starred opposite Rhys Coiro; and Daniel Goldfarb’s play Modern Orthodox, in which he starred off-Broadway opposite Craig Bierko and Molly Ringwald, directed by James Lapine. The Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey native started acting at the age of five, with national commercials and modeling.  He currently resides in Los Angeles.

BRYCE PINKHAM (Peter Patrone) Broadway: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Tony, Drama Desk Nomination) GHOSTBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Lincoln Center: Knickerbocker Holiday. Off-Broadway: Love's Labour's Lost (Central Park); Orphans’ Home Cycle (Signature Theater); Bloody Bloody.. (Public Lab).Regional: Wiliamstown, The Guthrie, Yale Rep, Bay St. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Person of Interest,” “God in America.” Bryce is a founding member of Zara Aina, an NGO that uses theater to empower at-risk children in Madagascar: He is also a recurrent collaborator with Outside the Wire, atheater company that performs classic works for American military audiences; his latest trips were to Kuwait, Guantanamo Bay and Japan. As a writer, Bryce has had articles published for VanityFair.comAmerican Theater Magazine, as well as the Yale Alumni Magazine. Bryce is a proud Leonore Annenberg Fellow and an enthusiastic graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Boston College.

PAM MacKINNON (Director). Recent credits include Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance (Broadway), Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Broadway, Steppenwolf and Arena Stage; Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critic Circle nomination); Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park (Broadway, Playwrights Horizons and Mark Taper; Tony and Lortel nominations and Obie Award); Bruce Norris' The Qualms (Steppenwolf); Sarah Teem's When We Were Young and Unafraid (Manhattan Theatre Club); Donald Margulies' Dinner with Friends (Roundabout Theatre Company). Pam is an alumna of the Drama League, Women’s Project and the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab and an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theater Company, executive board member of Stage Directors and Choreographers and board chair of the New York City downtown company Clubbed Thumb, dedicated to new American plays.

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