Thursday, March 05, 2009

Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons Return to Broadway in Impressionism

Sure I like most of the Broadway theater I get to see, I'm easy to please I guess. As I sat in my seat at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater tonight, I couldn't wait to see two of my favorite movie stars-Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons perform in Impressionism, a new Michael Jacobs play. Mr. Irons and Ms. Allen are Tony Award-winners from their last appearances on Broadway years ago in The Real Thing and The Heidi Chronicles respectively.

The play takes place in Manhattan and tells the story about two middle-aged people, Thomas (played by Mr. Irons) and Katherine (played by Ms. Allen) that find love in a most unique way. Thomas has returned from Africa where as an International photojournalist has seen much death and sadness of people struggling everyday to survive. He returns to New York City and begins working in Katherine's art gallery. Over time, the pair and some neighborhood visitors to the gallery describe what "impression" they get from looking at several paintings in the gallery. Katherine and Thomas, although all play long appearing to be very different, finally realize they "fit with one another", and fall in love. Although I felt that Thomas and Katherine's characters might have developed a bit faster, during the second act we really begin to see how the two might "fancy one another".

Impressionism has a wonderful supporting cast featuring Marsha Mason (star of film and stage for over 30 years now), one of my favorite actresses, along with Hadley Delany, Michael T. Weiss, Margarita Levieva, Andre De Shields and Aaron Lazar. They all make this a true ensemble effort. Three time Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien directs this show.

Right now, Applause Theater Service, an officially state licensed ticketing agency for Impressionism and every Broadway Show playing, has superb seating for this play. They can obtain special discounted seats as well for most performances through April 19, 2009. Saturday evening seats are full priced. Impressionism is a strictly limited engagement and will play through July 5, 2009. Jeremy Irons appears with the permission of Actor's Equity Association.

If you think you might want to see Impressionism on Broadway, you can contact Applause Theater Service in New York City at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930, seven days a week. If you are interested in seeing some other Broadway Theater, click here for our current Broadway Show listing.

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Rich Gladstone
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