Thursday, May 29, 2014

Elizabeth Moss Rumors

Could Peggy Olson return to Broadway?  The answer seems to be yes.  Elizabeth Moss, four-time Emmy-nominated star of Mad Men is in negotiations to return to the Great White Way in The Heidi Chronicles.  The play, a 1989 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning work by Wendy Wasserstein, is considered to be the playwright's magnum opus.  It focuses, in episodic structure, on the title character's ever changing views on politics, feminism, men, and motherhood, as well as her emotional journey from the 1960's through the 1980's.  Nothing has been finalized, however, pending other casting and theater availability for the production which is aiming to hit Broadway in late fall, 2015.

Ms. Moss' representatives have made no comment, but Jeffrey Richards, who will be a producer on this production and who produced Ms. Moss' previous Broadway outing (David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow), had this to say about the production: "All I can say is that Elizabeth is a wonderful stage actress and I had the huge privilege of working with her on 'Speed-the-Plow'.  And I am riveted by her Peggy on 'Mad Men' and would love to work with her again some day."

Though unconfirmed by anyone involved, Pam MacKinnon -- a 2013 Tony winner for her direction of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which also won the 2013 Tony for Best Revival of a Play -- is being courted to direct the project.

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