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    Impressionism, Feb. 28 - May 10, 2009
Mason, De Shields, Weiss, Lazar and More Join Cast of Broadway's Impressionism
By Andrew Gans
December 3, 2008
Additional casting has been announced for the world premiere of Michael Jacobs' Impressionism, which is scheduled to begin previews Feb. 28, 2009 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater.
Joining the previously announced Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen will be Marsha Mason (Steel Magnolias, Night of the Iguana), André De Shields (The Full Monty, Ain't Misbehavin'), Michael T. Weiss (TV's "The Pretender"), Aaron Lazar (Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities) and Margarita Levieva, according to The New York Times.
Tony winner Jack O'Brien will direct the production, which will officially open March 12.
The Schoenfeld, located at 236 West 45th Street, is currently the home of the revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, which will end its limited engagement Jan. 11, 2009.
Ostar Productions will produce Impressionism, which, press notes state, "is the story of a world traveling photojournalist and a New York gallery owner who discover each other and also that there might be an art to repairing broken lives."
Playwright Jacobs is also the author of Cheaters, which was produced on Broadway in 1978 at the Biltmore Theatre; and Getting Along Famously, which was produced Off-Broadway at the Hudson Guild Theatre. His 15 television series have won the Emmy, People's Choice, Parent's Choice and Environmental Media Awards, among others.
Joan Allen won a Tony Award for her performance in Lanford Wilson's Burn This, and she was also Tony-nominated for her work in The Heidi Chronicles. Allen has been nominated for three Academy Awards: for "The Contender," "The Crucible" and "Nixon."
Jeremy Irons won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production of The Real Thing. The English actor also won Academy and Golden Globe awards for his work in the 1990 film "Reversal of Fortune." Irons was also Golden-Globe nominated for "The Mission" and "Brideshead Revisited." Among his London stage credits are Embers and The Rover.
Source: Playbill

Arts, Briefly - December 3, 2008
Marsha Mason in Role
Compiled by Dave Itzkoff
The coming Michael Jacobs play "Impressionism," which will star Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen as a photojournalist and a gallery owner, has added more members to its cast, the producers announced. Marsha Mason, who starred on screen in "The Goodbye Girl" and "Chapter Two," and in Broadway shows like "Steel Magnolias" and "Night of the Iguana," will join the show, as will André De Shields (a recent Tony nominee for "The Full Monty"), Michael T. Weiss (of the television series "The Pretender"), Aaron Lazar (of Broadway’s "Tale of Two Cities" and "Les Misérables") and Margarita Levieva. The play, directed by Jack O’Brien, is to begin previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater on Feb. 28 and open March 12.
A version of this article appeared in print on December 4, 2008, on page C2 of the New York edition.

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1-14-09: Impressionism
At the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre - 236 West 45th Street - New York, NY 10036
Cast Members: Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen, Marsha Mason, Andre DeShields, Michael T. Weiss, Aaron Lazar, and Margarita Levieva

Previews Start: February 28, 2009 @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Show Opens: March 12, 2009 @ 6:30pm
Open Run - Tickets on sale thru July 5
Detailed Pricing Information:
Orchestra: $116.50
Mezzanine (Rows A-F): $116.50
Mezzanine (Rows G-K): $66.50
Premium Seat Price: $251.50
Friday & Saturday evenings: $301.50
Tickets by Phone: 212-239-6200; 800-432-7250 (Orders are now being taken for groups of 20 or more)
Running Time: tba

Performance times: Tuesday 8:00pm ; Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm ; Thursday 8:00pm ; Friday 8:00pm ; Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm ; Sunday 3:00pm
Added Performances: Monday - March 2 @ 8pm, Monday - March 9 @ 8pm
Time Change: Thursday - March 12 @ 6:30pm (opening night)
No Performances: Sunday - March 1 @ 3pm, Sunday - March 8 @ 3pm
So far, the schedule covers the perfomances till end of April.

1-27-09: The official website is online
Not all features are already active, but the site looks interesting so far:
Impressionism, limited engagement: 18 Weeks only. So the last performance will be on Sunday July 5!

Cast & Characters:
Jeremy Irons - Thomas Buckle
Joan Allen - Katharine Keenan
Marsha Mason - Julia Davidson
André de Shields - Chiambuane
Michael T. Weiss - Douglas Finch
Aaron Lazar - Ben Joplin
Margarita Levieva - Nicole Hallady
Hadley Delany - Young Katharine

2-17-09: 'Meet & Greet' at the New 42nd Street Studios in New York City:
Clip of an Interview with Michael T. Weiss about working on the play and working with the other cast members and this particular director.
Clipt of Interviews with the cast and director of "Impressionism" about the production.
Enjoy also the publicity stills from the event.

3-6-09: 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.
For more information visit

4-27-09: The show will be closing on May 10
New York, April 27 (UPI) -- Instead of July 5, "Impressionism," a new American play by Michael Jacobs, is set to close at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Sunday May 10 after the matinee performance, show representatives said.
Starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons, it will have played 23 previews and 56 regular performances.
Directed by Jack O'Brien, the play's cast features Marsha Mason, Andre De Shields, Michael T. Weiss, Aaron Lazar, Margarita Levieva and Hadley Delany.
Previews began Feb. 28 and the play opened March 24.

Photos of the cast from a meet-and-greet at New 42nd Street Studios, New York, February 17, 2009
Photos of Michael in costume at the curtain call, March 24, 2009
Photos of Michael at the Impressionism premiere party at the Press Room of Sardi's Restaurant, March 24, 2009