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Elisabeth Moss to Lead “Heidi Chronicles” Revival

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    Alberto E. Rodriguez
    Elisabeth Moss will say goodbye to "Mad Men" and say hello to Broadway in 2015.

    Peggy Olson, meet Heidi Holland.

    Elisabeth Moss, who has spent seven seasons as Peggy Olson on AMC’s hit series “Mad Men,” will return to Broadway this winter in the title role of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “The Heidi Chronicles.”

    Moss was last seen on Broadway in a 2008 revival of David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow.” She’ll be joined in “The Heidi Chronicles” by “Orange Is The New Black” and “American Pie” star Jason Biggs, who returns to Broadway after over a decade-long absence.

    Tony-nominee Bryce Pinkham (“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”) and Tracee Chimo (“Bad Jews”) will also star. Direction will come from Tony-winner Pam MacKinnon (“Clybourne Park,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”).

    The limited engagement revival will begin performances in February 2015, with an opening planned for early March at a theatre to be announced.

    “The Heidi Chronicles” follows the plight of feminist art historian Heidi Holland, over a 20-year period of her life (the 1960s to the 1980s). Biggs will play Scoop, a flirtatious writer with whom Holland has a contentious relationship. Pinkham will play Heidi’s gay best friend, Peter, with Chimo playing multiple female roles in the show.

    The play premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1988, and transferred to Broadway the following year. Moss and Biggs follow in the footsteps of a number of A-list stars who performed in the Off-Broadway and Broadway runs, including Joan Allen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Lahti, Mary McDonnell, David Hyde Pierce, Tony Shalhoub and Boyd Gaines. (Jamie Lee Curtis also starred in a 1995 TV movie of the play).

    This will not only be the first Broadway revival for Wasserstein’s “The Heidi Chronicles,” but the first Broadway revival of any of the prolific playwright's works.

    For more information, visit www.TheHeidiChroniclesOnBroadway.com.

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