TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2009
Tony Award-winner Jeremy Irons on why the play “Impressionism” lured him back to Broadway for the first time since “The Real Thing” in 1984.
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Momentum Building For New Play
BROADWAY MAGAZINE – With a show that boasts Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen and director Jack O’Brien, the new play Impressionism faced high expectations out of the gate. Though the opening night critics were not positive toward the production, a new article by Jeremy Gerard in Bloomberg suggests that the show is faring at least as well as some of the other more positively reviewed plays currently running on Broadway. In his article, Mr. Gerard dissects production costs of mounting a Broadway play, as well as looks at a bit of the reasoning behind producing Impressionism without an out-of-town workshop. For the record, Impressionism actually out-grossed Jane Fonda in 33 Variations last week by over $22,000.