The Heiress

Drama - Revival

Broadhurst Theatre

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  • First Preview: April 15, 1976
  • Opening Date: April 20, 1976
  • Closing Date: May 9, 1976
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 23

Playwright: Augustus Goetz, Ruth Goetz


Plain Catherine Sloper, who lives a spinster's life with her unloving father and eccentric aunt, is courted by the dashing Morris Townsend, seemingly for love and not for money, in this adaptation of the Henry James novel Washington Square.


Opening Night Cast

Jane Alexander in The Heiress Jane Alexander Catherine Sloper
Richard Kiley in The Heiress Richard Kiley Dr. Austin Sloper
Jan Miner Lavinia Penniman
David Selby Morris Townsend
Roger Baron Arthur Townsend
Dorothy Blackburn Elizabeth Almond
Toni Darnay Mrs. Montgomery
William Gibberson Coachman
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ruth Goetz Writer
  Augustus Goetz Writer
  George Keathley Director
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
  David F. Segal Lighting Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Actor in a Play Richard Kiley Nominee
1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Toni Darnay Nominee
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