November 7, 2012 10:19 AM
" Would you marry someone who loved you for your money more than your soul, if there were no better prospects? And what if there was no way to be sure where that selfishness ended and the genuine love, if it’s there at all, begins? Such is the dilemma faced by Catherine Sloper, the shy heroine at the center of “The Heiress,” played by Jessica Chastain in a revival that just opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Fairly or not, two ghosts hang over this handsome production, directed by Moises Kaufman (“The Laramie Project”). One is actress Cherry Jones, a Tony winner for her stirring turn in the play’s 1995 revival as Catherine, awkward daughter of a worldly, wealthy doctor. The other is Matthew Crawley, debonair heir in the BBC miniseries “Downton Abbey.” Crawley was a breakout role for British actor Dan Stevens; here, he makes his Broadway debut as Morris Townsend, Catherine's duplicitous suitor "
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