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Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs to star in Broadway revival of 'The Heidi Chronicles'

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It’s going to be one mad spring for Elisabeth Moss.

The Mad Men actress will return to Broadway to star in the title role of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein. The production is expected to begin in February 2015 with an official opening in early March, around the same time the final season of Mad Men concludes. Moss first appeared on Broadway opposite Jeremy Piven (though briefly) and Raul Esparza in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow in 2008. She will be joined by Orange is the New Black’s Jason Biggs, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo.

The  revival of Wasserstein’s 1988 play will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, who won a 2013 Tony Award for the revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, at a theater to be announced. The story follows feminist art historian Heidi (Moss) and her friends as they search for the meaning of life and love from the 1960s to the 1980s. Biggs, who made his Broadway debut in 1992 in Conversations with my Father and later starred in The Graduate, will play the flirtatious writer Scoop with A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’s Pinkham playing Heidi’s gay best friend, Peter. Chimo will play multiple the female roles of Fran, Molly, Betsy, and April.

The original production starred Joan Allen and won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play for the late Wasserstein, who died in 2006 from lymphoma. Jamie Lee Curtis later starred in a 1995 TV movie of the play but this production will mark the first revival of any of Wasserstein’s work, which also includes The Sisters Rosensweig, to return to the Great White Way.

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