Oscar-winning actress Jessica Chastain’s return to Broadway will breathe new life into an old classic.
The acclaimed actress, known for her film roles such as ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’, ‘The Help’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, will star in Jamie Lloyd’s upcoming revival of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 drama ‘A Doll’s House,” it was announced. Wednesday.
The three-act play about Norwegian housewife Nora Helmer – who leaves her authoritarian husband and family – will be modernized by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog.
The ‘Molly’s Game’ star made her Broadway debut in the 2012 revival of ‘The Heiress’. She said she had a collaboration with Lloyd in mind for the past five years. Lloyd, a Tony Award nominee, previously directed the acclaimed Broadway productions of ‘Betrayal’ and ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’.
Chastain, 45, said in a statement that the new production of ‘A Doll’s House’ was due to start rehearsals in London in April 2020, “But we had no idea what the world (and a pandemic) had in store for us.”
“When I was at home in New York, walking around the empty theater district made my heart ache,” she added. “New York has been my home for over 20 years, and caring for this city and supporting my artist neighbors is incredibly important to me.”
“A Doll’s House” has been produced over a dozen times on Broadway. His last revival was a four-time Tony Award-winning production in 1997 starring Janet McTeer and Owen Teale.