Impressionism Opening Date Moved to March 24

Impressionism Opening Date Moved to March 24

By Andrew Gans
March 6, 2009

The opening night of the new Broadway play Impressionism, which had been scheduled for March 12, has been adjusted by nearly two weeks. The new work, which co-stars Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen, will now officially open March 24 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

In a statement producer Bill Haber said, “We did not give Jack O’Brien and our extraordinary creative team and company enough time to fully prepare Michael Jacobs’s new play for Broadway. Impressionism is a world premiere on Broadway, which has not been work-shopped or played out of town. We are working hard in previews and we need more time to get the show finished for the official opening.”

The March 9 performance has been canceled to allow more rehearsal time. The rest of the performance schedule remains unchanged.

Directed by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia), Impressionism — the story of an international photojournalist and a New York gallery owner “who discover each other and also that there might be an art to repairing broken lives” — began previews Feb. 28.

The cast also features four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason (Steel Magnolias, Night of the Iguana), Hadley Delany, Tony nominee André De Shields (The Full Monty, Play On!), Michael T. Weiss (TV’s “The Pretender”), Aaron Lazar (Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities) and Margarita Levieva.

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is located at 236 West 45th Street. Tickets are available by visiting or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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