Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley, Dan Stevens, will make his Broadway debut in a revival of "The Heiress," with Jessica Chastain and David Strathairn:
Stevens will take on the role of Morris Townsend in Ruth and Augustus Goetz's adaptation of the Henry James 1880 novel "Washington Square."
Chastain, who is also making her Broadway debut, will play Catherine Sloper, the object of Townsend's affection. Strathairn will play Catherine's protective father, Dr. Austin Sloper. He last appeared on Broadway in 2003 in a staged reading of "Salome," opposite Al Pacino and Marisa Tomei.
The revival will be staged by playwright-director Moises Kaufman ("The Laramie Project," "33 Variations") and is scheduled to begin performances in October at a Broadway theater to be announced.
The play was last seen on Broadway in 1995 in a production that won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Actress for Cherry Jones, who played Catherine.
"The Heiress" is produced by film and TV producer Paula Wagner, along with veteran Broadway producers Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland.
Get ready New York, The Pale Knight is coming your way! How exciting to have Dan on this side of the pond! Read the full article here at The Wrap.