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The Heiress was written in 1947 by playwrights Ruth and Augustus Goetz. The play is adapted from the 1880 novel Washington Square, and the show first opened on Broadway on September 29, 1947, closing almost a year later after 410 performances. The play has previously been revived three times on Broadway, and it is now playing its fourth revival at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The limited engagement stars Jessica Chastain, David Strathairn and Dan Stevens; find great The Heiress tickets above.
The Heiress takes place in 1850, as a shy young woman named Catherine Sloper lives with her father, a doctor. When a handsome new suitor enters Catherine's life, she falls in love with him, not realizing that he is only after her money. Dr. Sloper, seeing through the young man, forbids Catherine to marry, but that just spurs her to elope. Find out how the story ends with The Heiress tickets.