Mike Fleming

Producers Paula Wagner, Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland are announcing today that Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award winner David Strathairn will play “Dr. Austin Sloper” opposite Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain who will play “Catherine Sloper” in the Tony Award®-winning play The Heiress, directed by Tony Award® nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman.

This is David’s return to Broadway having last appearing in Salome with Al Pacino and Dianne Wiest in 2003. Later this year he will appear opposite Daniel Day Lewis in Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg.

The Heiress will open in the Fall of 2012 at a theatre to be announced.

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