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Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and OITNB's Jason Biggs to Perform on Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's 'The Heidi Chronicles'

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Sep 18, 2014 01:03 AM EDT

Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, alongside Jason Biggs, is set to perform on Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles. This will mark the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning show.

Bryce Pinkham has been cast as well. Pinkman will play Peter Patrone, Heidi's homosexual best friend for life. Moss will bring to life Hedi Holland, an art historian who reflects on her life. Biggs will take on the role of Scoop Rosenbaum, a writer.

According to the New York Times, Moss was in negotiations for the role since this past spring. To which, her spokesperson refused to comment.

“All I can say is that Elisabeth is a wonderful stage actress, and I had the huge privilege of working with her on ‘Speed-the-Plow,’ ” said The Heidi Chronicles producer Jeffrey Richards. “And I am riveted by her Peggy on ‘Mad Men’ and would love to work with her again someday.”

Jump forward a few months and the deal is done, with the show scheduled to begin performances in February under the direction of Pam MacKinnon. She is perhaps more well known for her Tony Award winning staging for the revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Actress Tracee Chimo of “Bad Jews” will provide several supporting roles.

Happily, the timing of “Heidi” will coincide with the final episodes of “Mad Men,” rather than interfere. The AMC cult classic has garnered Moss an Emmy nomination for her performance as copywriter Peggy Olson.

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