by: Brian Scott Lipton
In 1988, the playwright Wendy Wasserstein took the theatrical world by storm with her play, “The Heidi Chronicles,” a penetrating yet often humorous look at 25 years in the life of Heidi Holland, ranging from her days in high school to her successful career as an art historian, along with her many interpersonal relationships, romantic and otherwise. The work won both the 1989 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Now, three decades after its premiere and eight years after Wasserstein’s untimely death, “The Heidi Chronicles” will return to Broadway for the first time on March 19 at the Music Box Theatre in a new production helmed by Tony winner Pam Mackinnon. The cast will be led by “Mad Men” star (and six-time Emmy nominee) Elisabeth Moss as Heidi, film and stage star Jason Biggs as her love interest, Scoop Rosenbaum, and 2014 Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham as Heidi’s gay best friend, Peter Patrone.
At a January 20 press event at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Theater Pizzazz caught up with these three extraordinary actors, along with fellow cast members Ali Ahn and Tracee Chimo, to discuss this groundbreaking work. Here’s what they had to say!
Interviews: Brian Scott Lipton
Video: Miriam Spritzer