The reviews are rolling in for Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, revived with Oscar winner Jessica Chastain leading the cast. Performances began February 13 ahead of the March 9 opening. The revival has already announced an extension through June 10, after previously being scheduled to complete its run June 4.
Chastain plays Nora Helmer in the Jamie Lloyd-directed production of the play—about a housewife who makes the then-earth-shattering decision to leave her husband and family behind. This revival features a new script penned by Amy Herzog.
She is joined by Tony and Emmy nominee Arian Moayed (Succession on HBO, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) as Torvald Helmer, Jesmille Darbouze (Betrayal) as Kristine Linde, Tasha Lawrence (Good People) as Anne-Marie, Michael Patrick Thornton (Macbeth) as Dr. Rank, and Grammy winner Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamillton) as Nils Krogstad. Understudies are Franklin Bongjio, Carey Rebecca Brown, Melisa Soledad Pereyra, and Jose Joaquin Perez.
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The creative team of A Doll's House includes scenic designer and costume co-designer Soutra Gilmour, costume co-designer Enver Chakartash, lighting designer Jon Clark, sound designers Ben and Max Ringham, composers Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, dance choreographer Jennifer Rias, casting directors Jim Carnahan Casting and Alexandre Bleau, production stage manager Frank Lombardi, and stage manager Brandon Allmon-Jackson.
A Doll's House was last revived on Broadway in 1997 co-starring Janet McTeer and Owen Teale, who both won Tony Awards for their performances. The production also earned Tonys for Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play (Anthony Page).